Drought or Drowning - Cash Challenges for CFOs at Both Ends of the Liquidity Spectrum

This Ernst & Young report explores key considerations for the CFOs of both cash rich and cash poor companies, to help the financial professionals seize the opportunities, manage the complexities and steer their company through this unusual economic environment.

Drowning – Considerations for the cash-rich CFO


  • Invest, pay out or buy back


  • Articulate the rationale for your cash-rich position to investors


  • Lock in finance at record rates in a golden era for bonds issuance


  • Develop a clear treasury risk management strategy


  • Support your supply chain


  • Keep your eyes open to M&A opportunities


Drought – Considerations for the cash-poor CFO
  • Build trust with banks and other finance providers


  • Move from tactical to operational working capital improvements


  • Turn to the tax department


  • Explore non-bank sources of debt


  • Rethink the supply chain and business model 




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