Editor’s Note: For this installment of our multi-part blog series, profiling CFOs who are leveraging treasury to drive strategic change in their organizations, we focus on Douglas Bettinger, CFO of Lam Research, a leading chip manufacturer. Douglas talks about how his treasury team is a business enabler, especially in areas of cash generation, to help drive growth for the organization.
Apple announced plans to invest $350 Billion in the United States economy over the next five years, largely driven by its decision to repatriate the bulk of its $250 Billion in overseas cash reserves. Although they didn’t explicitly state the amount of cash on their balance sheet that will be brought back to the U.S., they did claim that the repatriation would incur approximately $38 Billion in taxes, which corresponds to most of the $250 Billion they hold overseas.
2018 is almost here! That means we are obligated to recap the past year and make deep, insightful predictions for 2018. While there is much to draw from, our predictions focus on the following: