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Apr 14

CFOs focused on top line growth

Posted by Stephen Taub in RiskrevenuesregulationsDeloitteCash

Stephen Taub

It's all about revenues.

Chief financial officers surveyed by Deloitte said nearly half of their companies' strategic focus is on revenue growth. This far exceeds their 30 percent focus on cost reduction.

Apr 11

Deutsche Bank sees sixth straight quarterly growth

Posted by Stephen Taub in salesrevenuesearnings forecastearningsDeutsche BankCash

Stephen Taub

As Corporate America gears up to report first quarter earnings this week, Deutsche Bank fired off a report to clients that predicts modest results and a modest reaction from the stock market.

The investment bank is looking for 6.9 percent year-over-year revenue growth, the sixth straight quarterly revenue increase. It will be led by revenues in energy, materials and info tech.

Apr 08

Wall Street CFOs made big bucks in 2010

Posted by Stephen Taub in stock optionsrevenuesreturn on average shareholders' equityreturn on average shareholders' equityRestricted Stock UnitscompensationCashCareers/Managementbonuses

Stephen Taub

If you take a look at the compensation tables in the proxies of the Wall Street giants, it is hard to believe it is only two years or so since the global financial meltdown.

You would almost think the top executives are running successful hedge funds, given their gargantuan gains. And to think they complained that the brief government involvement in their affairs.

Feb 15

How to interpret fourth quarter earnings

Posted by Stephen Taub in Standard & Poor'sS&Prevenueseconomic growthearnings forecastearningsCash

Stephen Taub

With the bulk of the companies having already reported their results, how did the fourth quarter shape up? Well, it all depends upon what you compare them against.

If you look at the comparable period the year before, the fourth quarter looked outstanding. However, it was only slightly better than the prior three-month period.

Jan 26

CEOs: It's just like 2007

Posted by Stephen Taub in revenuesPwCPricewaterhouseCooperseconomyCEOsCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

Chief execs are as upbeat as the global stock markets.

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of 1,201 chief executives in 69 countries found they are nearly as confident in their outlook for revenue growth over the next 12 months as they were during the recent global boom before the financial crisis.

Dec 09

Sharp increase in CFO hiring plans

Posted by Stephen Taub in revenuesjobshiringCashCareers/ManagementBank of America Merrill Lynch

Stephen Taub

It is all about growth.

Finance execs are more upbeat about their hiring plans. And this is happening at the same time they are concerned about issues like health care reform, the budget deficit and housing.

Jul 27

Several companies lift top-line forecasts

Posted by Stephen Taub in UPSrevenuesguidanceFedExDuPontCash401k

Stephen Taub

It is very easy to be an economic worry wart these days.

Unemployment is stubbornly stuck in the 9 percent range, and we all know it is a lot worse than that when you consider the under-employed, part-timers, and fed up.

Apr 13

It's the earnings, stupid

Posted by Stephen Taub in revenuesmarginsearningsDealsCash

Stephen Taub

Anyone who watches CNBC all day has to laugh at the parade of pundits who equally make the case for the stock market being overvalued and undervalued.

Ultimately, this schism is what provides the liquidity to the market. Otherwise we would resemble one of those speculative "emerging markets" where most investors buy the same 10 stocks-and then dump the same 10 in a delirious panic when something goes wrong.

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