total shareholder return
Deals Made During Downturns Create More Value
While companies are naturally conservative with cash when the economy goes bad, it may be a good time to consider making acquisitions, research suggests.
Six Key Steps to a Successful Spinoff
From higher profits to enhanced TSR to tax benefits, a spinoff can generate great value for both the existing and spun-off companies.
Proposals to Separate Joint CEO-Board Chair Roles Go Nowhere
Each year dozens of shareholder proposals seek to quash potential conflicts of interest by calling for an independent chair. But they hardly ever pass.
Media Power IAC Paints Picture of Proactive IR
CFO Glenn Schiffman's top priority is tirelessly explaining IAC's complex structure and strategy to investors and analysts.
Mature Tool Giant Plots Big Growth Push
Stanley Black & Decker has doubled its size multiple times in its CFO's 20 years at the company. Doing it again requires a different, higher-tech approach.
Brand Value Drives Corporate Value
With the right brand-value metrics and framework, managements can allocate marketing resources to improve both short- and long-term value creation.
Is a Higher Valuation Multiple Always Better?
They're great for investment bankers and sellers, but lower valuation multiples are associated with greater shareholder return.
In Health Care, Reinvestment Outshines Dividends, Buybacks, Debt
To drive shareholder returns in health care, CFOs should stress financial policies that build financial flexibility rather than leverage.
Use of TSR as Incentive Pay Metric Flattens Out
Total shareholder return is still the leading metric for calculating long-term compensation, but companies' thinking may be starting to shift.
Partnering with a New CEO to Boost Shareholder Returns
The CFO and the finance team have the skills to help the CEO understand and interpret residual cash earnings signals.
Stop the Quarterly Madness!
Although it's better to beat consensus estimates than not, it's more important to improve earnings over the year-ago period.