Since 2005, research has consistently found that the vast majority of corporate executives think that short-term pressure is growing, that it is changing their business decisions, and that those changes are destroying value. One effective way that corporations are combating this phenomenon is by moving away from quarterly earnings per share (EPS) guidance and instead providing investors with a long-term road map focused on the fundamental economic drivers of the business tied to management’s outlook on critical key performance indicators (KPIs).
Released with the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company's business and economics research arm, and based on an analysis of over 600 large and mid-cap U.S. publicly listed companies from 2001 to 2015, this paper provides systematic evidence that a long-term approach can lead to superior performance for revenue and earnings, investment, market capitalization, and job creation.
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Insights from FCLT's Long-Term Value Summit, where more than 120 senior global leaders from all parts of the investment value chain, including asset owners, asset managers, corporate boards and management, met in New York in March 2015.