EVA Articles

How is Your Company Really Doing?

Al Ehrbar | 2010-08-11

If companies are to pay for performance, the first thing they have to know is exactly how well or poorly a company really is performing.

The Fortune Article That First "Broke" the EVA Momentum Story

Al Ehrbar | 2010-08-11

Many performance ratios lie about a company’s health,” writes Fortune Senior Editor Geoff Colvin in the “Value Driven” column that “broke” the EVA Momentum story. “A new metric has emerged that can’t easily be gamed—and savvy investors and managers will check it out.”   Please do.

Is Your Finance Fuzzy or Focused

Bennett Stewart | 2011-10-21

Most companies use bloated finance—cash flow for capital budgeting and valuations, ROI and the like for judging performance, bonuses hitched to budgets for EBITDA and margins, and top line board measures like EPS and ROE.  It is complex, ambiguous, and rife with contradictions.  It stifles initiative and teamwork and real strategic thinking.  It saps vitality and is a drag on creating value. It’s the status quo and is in dire need of repair.  Here’s how.

What’s Wrong with RONA, and What’s Better

Bennett Stewart | 2011-10-21

After EPS, the most popular corporate yardstick is ROI, and while a great improvement, ROI suffers its own set of shortcomings.  In fact, as our CEO explains, ROI-focused firms have made some of the biggest blunders in business history.  And besides, with the new EVA ratio metrics, there is no longer any excuse for using ROI.  Stewart makes a persuasive case it is time to retire ROI and shows what’s better.

How to Measure and Improve the Financial Value of Business Plans with EVA Momentum

Bennett Stewart | 2011-10-21

How can CFO’s and boards of directors properly assess the effectiveness of forward plans?  Is the plan good enough from a financial point of view?  By what benchmark should the financial value of the plan be judged?  Here’s why and how you should use EVA Momentum as the main measure of plan value, and as a technique to improve the value of the plans, during your planning process.

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