Share Buybacks in China

Share Buybacks in China Chinese companies are buying back record amounts of stocks. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Share Buybacks by Month

Share Buybacks by Month Excluding 2008, August and November are generally the busiest months for buyback executions in the past decade. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Share Buybacks by Quarter

S&P 500 Share Buybacks by Quarter Share buybacks have contracted for the first time since 2017, as trade tensions and economic slowdown worry U.S. firms. Picture source: The Wall Street Journal

S&P 500 Use of Cash and Buybacks

S&P 500 Use of Cash and Buybacks This chart shows that buybacks account for the largest share of cash spending by companies in the S&P 500. Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

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. But what would happend if companies reinvested instead of buying their own shares? Picture source: Bianco Research

What if Companies Paid Dividends Instead of Buybacks?

What if Companies Paid Dividends Instead of Buybacks? The S&P 500 Total Return (dividends reinvested) would have been 10% lower if buybacks subbed with dividends. But, are stock buybacks a good thing for shareholders? Yes, if done at a price below the intrinsic value of the company. Buybacks are a good substitute for dividends, because…

U.S. Corporate Stock Buybacks Are Booming Since 2010!

U.S. Corporate Stock Buybacks Are Booming Since 2010! Thanks to tax cuts and low interest rates. What would happen if companies reinvested instead of buying their own shares? Unfortunately, artificially low interest rates are associated with unnecessary debt. See how corporate debt-to-GDP has increased since the Great Recession.