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25 04, 2018

Low Cost Money Taking A Toll On Corporate Finances

2018-10-10T10:35:57+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Gain Insight Into AR, Save Time and Money|

The High Cost of Low Interest is the title of The Hackett Group’s US Working Capital Survey. The survey is available here. The survey is free to download, but registration is required. Hackett’s 2017 survey will be available later this year. James Daly, CEO of Euler Hermes Americas, published an article in CFO.com based on the earlier survey. Since we know that the Fed’s intent is to keep raising interest rates, left unchecked current practices are going to grow increasingly costly. Both the survey and the CFO article are worth reading. The survey’s conclusion is that “lax working capital management habits learned in easy credit years are starting to take a toll.” The survey calculates working capital based on the latest publicly available annual financial statements of the 1,000 largest listed non-financial companies in the United States, according to statistics gathered by FactSet. The study reveals that in 2016, the Read More

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