Cumulative S&P 500 Buybacks 2009-2019

Cumulative S&P 500 Buybacks 2009-2019 Are buybacks driving the show? Thanks to tax cuts and low interest rates, corporate stock buybacks are booming. Over the past decade, S&P 500 companies bought back $5 trillion shares, while cumulative flows from households and foreigners are only a drop in the bucket. But what would happend if companies reinvested instead…

S&P 500 Buybacks Index

S&P 500 Buybacks Index The S&P 500 Buyback Index is down on a YoY basis. As a reminder, buybacks are the source of the rally in the stock market since 2009. Image: Crescat Capital LLC

S&P 500 Sectors Announced Buybacks

S&P 500 Sectors Announced Buybacks This chart puts into perspective announced share buybacks by sector in the United States. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

S&P 500 EPS Growth vs. Buyback Growth

S&P 500 EPS Growth vs. Buyback Growth This chart shows the historical correlation between S&P 500 EPS growth and buyback growth (R² = 0.32). Goldman Sachs expects buybacks to fall by 50% during 2020 and EPS by 33%. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Buybacks – S&P 500 Annual Share Repurchases

Buybacks – S&P 500 Annual Share Repurchases Goldman Sachs expects stock buybacks among S&P 500 companies to drop 5% to $675 billion this year. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Net Debt vs. Share Buybacks

S&P 500 Net Debt vs. Share Buybacks U.S. companies are ramping up share buybacks. Funding is coming in part from a rise in debt. Image: Societe Generale Cross Asset Research