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How the Capital Structure Equation is Shifting for CFOs

 
  John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC  
   
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With the improving economy and low capital costs, conventional wisdom has it that it is a good time to invest in growth opportunities.

But in a recent survey reporting predicted return on growth projects is trending higher than capital costs, many executives say they are passing on growth projects that could create value for their companies.

Reviewed is a CFO.com article citing a Duke University and CFO Global Business survey comparing capital costs to hurdle rates or projected return on investments in growth projects.

Discussed are some executive reasons report for not pursuing growth projects, as well as potential changes in the debt vs. equity cost equation if there are shifts in interest and income tax rates.

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