Many U.S. large public corporations spend their tax cuts on new dividend payout and share buyback.

Jacob Miramar

2018-05-23 09:41:00 Wed ET

Many U.S. large public corporations spend their tax cuts on new dividend payout and share buyback but not on new job creation and R&D innovation. These public corporations channel $1 trillion onshore and offshore cash stockpiles into dividend and share buyback programs. For instance, Apple expects to spend $100 billion cash on share repurchases from mid-2018 to early-2020. Cisco spends $25 billion on share buyback, and Wells Fargo plans $22 billion share purchases. Google also expects to spend about $9 billion on dividend payout and share buyback in order to boost its near-term stock price prospects. Pepsi, AbbVie, and Amgen collectively spend $35 billion on share repurchases for better shareholder value maximization. Visa and eBay plan to initiate similar dividend and share buyback programs over the next couple of years.

Overall, these public corporations seem to view Trump tax cuts are temporary cash windfalls but not permanent cash gains. These companies initiate cash dividends and share repurchases for immediate shareholder gratification. It is thus less clear whether Trump tax cuts serve as permanent income boosts that can help revive real economic output, employment, capital investment, or R&D innovation etc.

 


If any of our AYA Analytica financial health memos (FHM), blog posts, ebooks, newsletters, and notifications etc, or any other form of online content curation, involves potential copyright concerns, please feel free to contact us at service@ayafintech.network so that we can remove relevant content in response to any such request within a reasonable time frame.

Blog+More
Trump's presidential election victory caused an unpredictable *black swan* in almost every non-U.S. stock market in the world.
Fiona Sydney

2016-11-09 00:00:00 Wednesday ET

Trump's presidential election victory caused an unpredictable *black swan* in almost every non-U.S. stock market in the world.

Universally dismissed as a vanity presidential candidate when he entered a field crowded with Republican talent, the former Democrat and former Independent

+See More
President Trump meets the CEOs of tech titans such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.
John Fourier

2017-06-15 07:32:00 Thursday ET

President Trump meets the CEOs of tech titans such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.

President Donald Trump has discussed with the CEOs of large multinational corporations such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. This discussion include

+See More
President Trump imposes punitive tariffs on $60 billion Chinese imports in a brand-new trade war.
Laura Hermes

2018-03-25 08:39:00 Sunday ET

President Trump imposes punitive tariffs on $60 billion Chinese imports in a brand-new trade war.

President Trump imposes punitive tariffs on $60 billion Chinese imports in a brand-new trade war as China hits back with retaliatory tariffs on $3 billion U

+See More
Credit supply growth drives business cycle fluctuations and often sows the seeds of their own subsequent destruction.
Fiona Sydney

2018-04-26 07:37:00 Thursday ET

Credit supply growth drives business cycle fluctuations and often sows the seeds of their own subsequent destruction.

Credit supply growth drives business cycle fluctuations and often sows the seeds of their own subsequent destruction. The global financial crisis from 2008

+See More
Tony Robbins explains in his latest book on personal finance that *patience* is the top secret.
Becky Berkman

2017-01-27 17:19:00 Friday ET

Tony Robbins explains in his latest book on personal finance that *patience* is the top secret.

Tony Robbins explains in his latest book on personal finance that *patience* is the top secret to successful stock investment. The stock market embeds an

+See More
Warren Buffett approves Berkshire Hathaway to implement new meaningful stock repurchases.
Dan Rochefort

2018-11-15 12:35:00 Thursday ET

Warren Buffett approves Berkshire Hathaway to implement new meaningful stock repurchases.

Warren Buffett approves Berkshire Hathaway to implement new meaningful stock repurchases. Buffett sends a positive signal to the stock market with the Berks

+See More