Dividends Vs. Buybacks Winners And Losers: Michael Mauboussin
Alongside the growth in investor activism, you may have noticed that a lot of companies are sitting on cash these days. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) have been two of the higher profile cases, but they’re certainly not the only ones who generating more cash than they want to invest. But even a company does want to return some of that money, it’s not obvious whether buybacks or dividends is better for the company or for shareholders . . .
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