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Marking Time: The Problem of Excess Cash

In this economy, excess cash isn’t always a bad problem to have – however, keeping it on the books isn’t always the answer.  When excess cash sits on the balance sheet, it’s not being utilized for initiatives that further innovation or growth. While cash distribution may temporarily satisfy impatient shareholders, returning cash won’t be enough to meet long-term expectations for growth sectors such as technology and life sciences.

Companies that apply a comprehensive approach to cash deployment and focus on long-term value creation will be more likely to satisfy both the market – and their shareholders.

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Marking time: The problem of excess cash
By Eric Openshaw and Dan Knappenberger

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Eric Openshaw
Vice chairman and U.S. Technology, 
Media & Telecommunications leader,
Deloitte LLP


Dan Knappenberger
U.S. Financial Advisory Services 
Technology Leader,
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP


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