From Exxon to Royal Caribbean Cruises, U.S. companies rush to hoard cash
Amid falling oil prices and the global COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, businesses across the U.S. are rushing to borrow money and increase their cash reserves, Reuters reported this week in an article that included comments from CohnReznick’s Jeremy Swan.
“It’s companies loading up on cash when you can get it. They are effectively building up that war chest,” Swan, who is Managing Principal of CohnReznick's Financial Sponsors & Financial Services practice, told Reuters.
The article notes recent steps taken by Royal Caribbean, Exxon Mobil, Mondelez International, and a number of airlines in the face of a potential economic downturn.
“What we’ve seen in this market is that stability today isn’t necessarily stability tomorrow,” Swan said.
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