Perspectives

Energy & Environment

Value Creation in Power and Gas

Despite the increasingly challenging business environment of recent years, a number of power and gas companies have managed to generate solid returns for their investors. A critical reason for this is the companies’ heavy emphasis on returning cash to their shareholders.

Growth

How Retailers Can Improve Promotion Effectiveness

Brick-and-mortar retailers rely heavily on promotions, which can account for up to 45 percent of revenues. Yet companies often don’t know which promotions are working, or why. By implementing a four-part solution, retailers can improve promotion performance and increase their margins on promotions by 2 to 5 percentage points.

Corporate Development & Finance

The 2015 Value Creators Rankings

The 2015 BCG Value Creators rankings list the top ten companies worldwide and in 27 industrial sectors on the basis of TSR performance for the five years from 2010 through 2014. Who were the big winners?  

Corporate Development & Finance

Value Creation and Transformation

Focusing on value creation can be extremely useful to jump-start a far-reaching organizational and business transformation. Follow these six steps to reinvent your company’s value-creation strategy.

Corporate Development & Finance

PulteGroup: Transforming the Business Model

When the U.S. home-building industry was hit hard by the financial crisis, the stock of home builder PulteGroup lost 95 percent of its value. But a new focus on value creation allowed the company to fundamentally change its business model and become one of the highest-performing value creators in the industry.

Corporate Development & Finance

Maersk Group: Creating a Premium Conglomerate

In the past five years, the container-shipping industry has faced severe economic headwinds as a result of the collapse of global trade after the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent slow recovery. But that hasn’t stopped industry giant Maersk Group from successfully navigating the turbulence, improving its value-creation performance, and outperforming its peers.  

Corporate Development & Finance

Creating Value Despite Economic Headwinds

The 2015 BCG Value Creators rankings list the top ten companies worldwide and in 27 industrial sectors on the basis of TSR performance for the five years from 2010 through 2014. Who were the big winners?  

Corporate Development & Finance

Value Creation for the Rest of Us

Many companies in our annual rankings benefit from structural advantages—for example, growing from a small base or operating in a booming industry.  But companies have as much—if not more—to learn from a different type of company: one that delivers superior TSR relative to its peers despite strong economic headwinds. 

Energy & Environment

E&P Supplier Contracts: Where Does All the Value Go?

Many E&P companies suspect that there is considerable “value leakage” in their dealings with suppliers, but they don’t know where the problems lie or to what extent they are addressable. We surveyed a cross-section of suppliers for their insights on the issue. What we learned has deep implications for E&P companies.

Technology & Digital

Getting Fit for Transformation

IT leaders need two strategies to succeed in a technology-enabled business transformation: a traditional IT strategy and one that ensures their IT function is fit to support the transformation. When the second strategy is overlooked, significant value can be left on the table.