Finance During the Crisis: Five Lessons from CFOs
Boards and management teams, along with CFOs, now see the importance of an adaptable, agile finance function that operates in near-real time.
The Link Between Capital Structure and Financial Flexibility
New research shows that companies decrease leverage in anticipation of future investment shocks — good ones and bad ones alike.
Buybacks on Pace to Hit Record Level in 2019
The buyback boom is raising concerns as companies are returning more cash to shareholders than they are generating in free cash flow.
LBOs Face Mounting Credit Risks, S&P Says
With debt burdens approaching the levels of the last LBO boom, the ratings agency warns there could be trouble for issuers.
Leverage Ratios Rise Again
A significant portion of large, nonfinancial U.S. companies have seen an increase in their net-debt-to-EBITDA ratio, a key metric of leverage.
Cheap Debt Drives Up LBO Valuations
Private-equity firms paid much higher multiples for leveraged buyout targets in June, according to new data from S&spamp;P Capital IQ.
Leverage Ratios Surge at Large Companies
More than 350 U.S. firms now have a thinner earnings cushion to cover the debt on their balance sheets.