Martin Schroeter, Senior Vice President and CFO, IBM

How should a profitable corporation allocate its capital? How much should it hold for reinvestment and how much should be returned shareholders? Let’s find out how a $163B market cap corporation looks at this important topic. Join us for a discussion with Martin Schroeter, Senior Vice President and CFO of IBM. IBM has returned a healthy proportion of its earnings to shareholders over the last decade, through stock buybacks and dividends. At the same time, IBM has tripled net income over the same period by investing heavily in key growth areas such as analytics, cloud computing and security. This strategy has attracted major value investors, including Warren Buffet.

Richman Center Public Lecture Series: “Capital Structure in Major Corporations.” Co-sponsored by the Program for Financial Studies

Martin Schroeter: "Capital Structure in Major Corporations"