Comments on: Why CEOs should be rewarded for stock buybacks http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/06/why-ceos-should-be-rewarded-for-stock-buybacks/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Merrill Zampedri http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/06/why-ceos-should-be-rewarded-for-stock-buybacks/comment-page-1/#comment-55657 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:58:28 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21613#comment-55657 Please take plastic beads out of your products by 2015! The longer you wait, the larger the plastic pollution will be in our waters.

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By: TBV http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/06/why-ceos-should-be-rewarded-for-stock-buybacks/comment-page-1/#comment-46936 Wed, 08 May 2013 19:01:26 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21613#comment-46936 Felix, test your take against David Stockman’s, who, after summarizing how Cisco and ExxonMobil have used stock buybacks to enrich senior management, writes:

“The truth of the matter is that the management and board of … most public companies, are addicted to share buybacks. Buy-backs are the giant prop which keeps share prices elevated, existing stock options in the money and the dilutive impact of new awards obfuscated. They are also the corporate laundry where Federal income taxes are rinsed out of top executive compensation through the magic of capital gains.”

David Stockman, “The Great Deformation,” p. 458.

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By: handleym99 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/06/why-ceos-should-be-rewarded-for-stock-buybacks/comment-page-1/#comment-46925 Tue, 07 May 2013 20:33:08 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21613#comment-46925 “Many shareholders, especially individual shareholders in high tax brackets, dislike dividends, because they’re taxable income.”

How relevant is this now that the plutocracy has managed to insert the “qualified dividend” into the tax code? I find that 80%+ of my dividends are qualified, and so effectively cap gains.
OK, the dividend forces you to REALIZE capital gains in a way that a stock buyback does not, but the cap gains rate is low these days.

Relying on (IMHO) weak arguments like these is precisely why people regard stock buybacks under most conditions as a way poor managers can goose the numbers to their advantage.

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By: hypermark http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/06/why-ceos-should-be-rewarded-for-stock-buybacks/comment-page-1/#comment-46922 Tue, 07 May 2013 16:54:33 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21613#comment-46922 My biggest grumble with stocks buybacks is that they are too often a faux display of confidence, when a **real** display of confidence would be senior management materially investing their OWN money in buying company stock.

Case in point, you often see the laughable scenario where Company X authorizes buybacks of $600M worth of company stock, and then senior management either buys no stock or a ridiculous token amount. It’s almost a reverse indicator, signaling: A) we’ve run out of ideas; and B) we are moving to the optics phase of running the business.

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By: KenG_CA http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/06/why-ceos-should-be-rewarded-for-stock-buybacks/comment-page-1/#comment-46921 Tue, 07 May 2013 16:32:16 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21613#comment-46921 OregonJohn, I’m not missing any point. I didn’t say anything about borrowing to buy back shares (although I do feel the law should be changed so that foreign earnings can be repatriated), I was critical of the whole idea of buying back shares.

You say buying shares back makes sense, but offer no justification. Should we just accept that because you’re from Oregon?

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By: MyWebName http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/06/why-ceos-should-be-rewarded-for-stock-buybacks/comment-page-1/#comment-46918 Tue, 07 May 2013 14:53:34 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21613#comment-46918 Felix..disappointed with you…You usually know better. Academic studies suggest that share buyback are usually better for executives than shareholders

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