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"Is Fear Dampening Corporate Performance?" ( published on CFO.com)

Double-dip-recession worries have prompted cuts in capex and R&D spending.
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"Are Your Investors in for the Long Haul?" ( published on CFO.com)

Companies deploying higher percentages of their free cash flow into buybacks tend to deliver lower total shareholder return over time.
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"Is Excess Cash a Problem?" ( published on CFO.com)

Investors are willing to reward fast-growing, high-return companies by letting them hold cash.
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"U.S. companies wonder where to put all that cash" ( published in Crains New York )

Excess greenbacks used to fund deals, share buybacks.
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"How Corporate Diversity and Size Influence Spinoffs and Other Breakups" ( published in Journal of Applied Corporate Finance )

With an increase in corporate de-merger activity and the consistently positive market reaction to such corporate actions, an important question for the managements of large, diversified companies is...
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"Do Acquisition Premiums Matter?" ( published on CFO.com)

A herdlike mentality leads many companies to acquire more at the top of the stock market cycle than they do at the bottom.
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"Stock buybacks: Buy high and sell low" ( published in Fortune Magazine)

That's what most companies do when they buy their own shares. But you can avoid the trap.
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"Capital deployment in oil and gas: Are you reinvesting enough?" ( published on OGFJ.com)

Given the high asset intensity and inherent risks in the oil and gas industry, capital deployment choices are perhaps the most impactful strategic decisions made by senior executives and directors.
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"Are You Wasting Time on Poor Performers?" ( published on CFO.com)

Maximizing shareholder value often requires investing substantially more in strong businesses than in weak ones.
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"What's Your Return on Buybacks?" ( published on CFO.com)

Managements may be biased in favor of their own companies' valuation.
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"Too Big To Succeed? "( published on CFO.com)

Research on nonfinancial companies finds that larger companies typically grow more slowly and earn lower returns on capital.
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"Is It Time to Break Up? "( published on CFO.com)

Breaking up is hard to do — except when it boosts your share price. Companies such as Motorola, Sara Lee, Fortune Brands, and Expedia have recently reaped S&P 500-beating boosts by splitting themselves into pieces.
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"When Do Dividends Really Matter? "( published on CFO.com)

Throughout the financial crisis, there have been substantially fewer dividend increases and an abnormally large number of dividend cuts.
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"Are You Reinvesting Enough? "( published on CFO.com)

Capital expenditures, R&D, and maybe even acquisitions are keys to building total shareholder return, findings show.
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Driving the Company’s Value through an Ownership Mindset
Fortuna Advisors will present at CFO Summit XXII - May 18 - 20th
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"Is Cash Still King? " ( published on CFO.com)
Rather than buying back shares, most companies would be better off investing in their business or holding the cash.
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"Postmodern Corporate Finance" ( published in Journal of Applied Corporate Finance )
"Postmodern" Corporate Finance builds on the principles of modern corporate finance while restoring at least part of the emphasis on top-line growth that prevailed before the intense emphasis on returns on capital brought on by the ongoing shareholder value movement.
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Driving Growth with Finance (By CFO Publishing (publisher of CFO Magazine)
Some of the greatest growth opportunities exist at the bottom of the business cycle. Unfortunately, an obsession with preserving a high rate of return often stands in the way of making such investments,
according to Gregory V. Milano, CEO of Fortuna Advisors LLC, a leading strategic and valuation advisor.
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Berk on Fortuna Advisors
Berk advisory's value-aligned investing.
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A Message From Our CEO
A Message from Our CEO, Gregory V. Milano
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