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Commentary on Corporate Governance Issues

April 3, 2020

Given that many companies are going to scramble to find money just to survive, dividends and buy-backs should be the last thing on a board’s agenda. Only after business has stabilized and there is visibility ahead, should companies look at paying their shareholders.


February 6, 2020

60 companies can incrementally return almost Rs. 886 billionto shareholders

Cash hoarding continues to plague the Indian corporate sector. In our fifth annual study on companies that can pay more, IiAS estimates, based on FY19 financials, that 60 of the S&P BSE 500 comp...

April 11, 2019

Based on FY18 financial statements of the BSE 500 constituents, IiAS’ study this year identifies 75 that can return cash of up to Rs. 1.1 trillion to shareholders. These companies have large cash holdings and can distribute about half of their on-balance-sheet cash (in...

January 21, 2019

SEBI’s rejection of Larsen & Toubro Limited’s (L&T) buyback raises questions on whether financial metrics should be considered at a consolidated level or at a standalone level. This refusal brings to the forefront the concern that much gets hidden in subsidiaries.


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