Capital Allocation: Repurchase Shares or Pay Dividends?

Inside Americas Boardrooms
When considering the topics that directors should be focusing on, visible or popular issues like executive compensation or cyber risk always seem to be at the forefront. One of the topics that does not get enough attention-yet remains a critical topic for boards and their companies-is capital allocation. In this show, Paula Loop, the leader of PwC Governance Insights Center, focuses on the strategic issues surrounding companies that are repurchasing shares or paying dividends.

PwC published a guidebook titled Is Cash Burning a Hole in Your Pocket? Thinking Through Share Repurchases and Dividends. In this episode, Loop touches on the highpoints of the guidebook. She also discusses the short-term versus long-term ramifications all boards should consider when planning their capital allocations.