Posts filed under “Corporate Management”

Warren Buffett’s Attackers Are Hypocritical

The jury is out as to how much of the Burger King-Tim Horton merger is driven by the desire for tax savings. So far, the range seems to be modestly to not very much. The Los Angeles Times noted “Burger King’s overall effective tax rate in 2013 was 27.5%, according to its annual report. Tim Hortons’ effective tax rate for the same year was 26.8%.” That hardly seems motivation for a deal valued at almost $12 billion. More likely, creating a competitor to fast food’s No. 1, McDonald’s, was the driving force. The merger creates the world’s third-largest fast-food company.

Before we proceed, you might want to get a better understanding of the details of this transaction: Read my colleague Matt Levine’s excellent Warren Buffett Funds Global Donut-Burger Behemoth; for a good history of tax inversions, see this quick take.

As we have discussed, I find corporate inversions to be rather distasteful, and suggested several simple steps to make them less desirable to corporate America.

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Category: Corporate Management, Legal, Taxes and Policy

Inversion of the Money Snatchers

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Category: Corporate Management, Crony Capitalists, Taxes and Policy, Television

Top 50 S&P 500 Companies’ 401(k)s

  Click for the interactive version.   Source: Bloomberg Visual Data  

Category: 401(k), Corporate Management, Digital Media

Graphic Language: The Curse of the CEO

I love this article: F-Bombs Tolerated in Recession Cause CEOs Trouble Later It turns out that public profanity among top executives is sensitive to economic conditions, according to a Bloomberg News review of thousands of CEO calls with investors and analysts from 2004 to last month. It spiked in the aftermath of the recession in…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Earnings, Really, really bad calls

Bank fines cleaning up ‘corporate culture’


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Corporate Management, Regulation, Video

Conditions Favorable for a Capex Comeback

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Markets

Freeriding Corporations Need to Pay their Fair Share

Allan Sloan, editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, is angry. And with good reason: He is upset at a lot of U.S. corporate executives who are engaging in “inversion.” This is the process of moving the location of incorporation to a tax haven and skipping out on paying U.S. taxes (short list here). Even though the company…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Taxes and Policy

Corporate America = UnAmerican

Today’s must read comes to us from Fortune, where editor at large Allan Sloane rails against “Positively un-American tax dodges.” Its your must read for today.     Let’s see if the our elected representatives can manage to stop behaving like 10 year olds long enough to resolve this.  

Category: Corporate Management, Economy, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

Top Payers of Fines and Settlements to U.S. Authorities

Source: FT

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media

Fines: SEC vs. Finra

Quelle surprise!  Fines: SEC vs. Finra Source: WSJ   Continues here

Category: Corporate Management, Legal, Regulation