technology news (Yu Lin) September 17th Beijing time news, according to foreign media reports, although there are now many Americans in the economy is very tight, but some of the largest U.S. companies are sitting on huge cash. In March, Moodie pointed out that the United States non-financial companies have a total of cash has risen to $1 trillion and 240 billion.
, according to the latest quarterly financial reports, 24/7 Wall St. site carefully selected the largest number of cash has 10 U.S. companies. The company’s cash and short-term investments all add up to nearly $317 billion.
the selected companies are large multinational companies. In the past 12 months, each company’s sales of more than $15 billion, of which there are 9 or 2012 global Fortune 100 companies. The five companies with the highest amount of cash on the balance sheet are technology companies, but they are different in business, some in hardware, and some in software. Of the ten companies, there are two well-known oil companies, two pharmaceutical companies, as well as a Health Insurance Company.
for various reasons, these companies hold a large amount of cash. Concerns about the future of the economy often force companies to hold a certain amount of cash to cope with falling sales of products or services, and some companies are now reporting quarterly losses. Sometimes, when the economic environment improves, the company will be in the form of dividends or stock repurchase cash to shareholders. In other cases, cash is for future acquisitions. However, there are some more special circumstances, such as apple, the company is currently the most short of cash, and too much money to worry about, and even aroused concerns of shareholders.
has the largest cash and short-term investments in the selection of the American companies, the 24/7 Wall St. website also put some factors into consideration, including 1) companies submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission quarterly report, 2) Capital data provider IQ statistics over the past 12 months, the company’s revenue figures, currently 3) the market value (the product of the number of stock price and stock dividends), 4) to the number of shareholders, 5) over the past 12 months, the company shares in the stock market’s performance, 6) recent media reports on the company, 7) held by the company in the future how to dispose of some cash.
is currently the highest cash and short-term investment value of 10 U.S. companies:
first place: Microsoft
> cash and short-term investments total: $62 billion 40 million
> Revenue: $73 billion 720 million
> Earnings: $16 billion 980 million
> market value: $258 billion 380 million
> yield: 2.60%