free cash flow
Balance-Sheet Cash Likely to Rise, Not Fall, in 2017
Absent an economic slowdown, strong free cash flow and accessible debt markets will keep companies from having to tap reserves.
Why Continuous Improvement Beats Annual Budgeting
To deliver shareholder value consistently, managers must operate within a system of continuous improvement based on a solid performance metric.
Free Cash Margins Show Steady, Not Spectacular, Growth
U.S. companies are throwing off cash but still investing tepidly in capital expenditures and inventory.
Why Capital Expenditures Need More CFO Attention
Companies in capital-intensive industries need to get more out of their capital budgets. CFOs can play a critical role.
Uncovering Cash and Insights from Working Capital
Companies that improve the performance of their working capital can generate cash and see benefits far beyond the finance department.
Running in Place
The working capital performance of America’s largest companies is flat for the third straight year, according to the 2014 CFO/REL Scorecard.
The Construction Industry: A Recipe for Growth?
Unlike many other industries, construction is boosting inventory at the expense of free cash flow.
In the Comfort Zone
Wyndham Worldwide’s cash-generating business model keeps investors happy — and presents enviable challenges for CFO Thomas G. Conforti.
Auto Sector Drives Discretionary Spend
“We’re seeing healthy growth and free-cash generation. We’re seeing a return to normalcy and growth,” a cash-flow guru observes. Much of it can be seen at automotive firms.
Minority Interest Muddies Cash Flow
CFOs could get a better handle on free cash flow if they hone their skills in the reporting of noncontrolling interests.
The Positives of Negative Working Capital
Wireless communications and broadcasting firms have a knack for taking in other people's cash quicker than theirs goes out.