10 Feb '13, 6am

What can Apple do with its US$137 billion in cash?

NEW YORK - Apple has recently come under attack for its practice of stockpiling cash. At the end of last year, the company was sitting on US$137 billion - and the heap keeps growing. Corporations normally don't hoard cash the way Apple does. They keep enough around for immediate needs, and either invest the rest in their operations or dole it out to shareholders in the form of dividends or stock buybacks. If they need more cash for, say, an acquisition, they borrow it. Apple has never explained why it is salting away so much money - other than to say the company is preserving its options. The money belongs to shareholders, so Apple is limited in what it can legally do with it. Leaving legality aside, here are some things Apple could do with $137 billion: - Give every American a check for $437. - Buy 213 million iPhones at the average wholesale price, enough for every Ameri...

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