Executive Briefings

Is International Business Expansion Worth It? For Most, Yes, Indeed.

With sluggish U.S. growth, international business expansion has become a vital strategic pillar for many companies. Yet, an international expansion strategy is fraught with uncertainties, risks and other obstacles. So is it worth it? That is, are companies that grow faster internationally rewarded by investors with better share price appreciation such that the risks are worth taking?

Fortunately, for executives longing to accelerate their international expansion, capital market research indicates shareholders do in fact reward companies who grow faster outside of the US.

U.S. companies with stronger international growth do tend to deliver significantly better returns to shareholders. However, companies that already have a large international presence should not rest on their laurels. Companies created superior shareholder returns by growing their international business.

The good news for executives aiming to expand their international growth plans is that success is not industry dependent. The diversity of high performers provides confidence that most companies can succeed abroad if they focus on developing and executing a value creating strategy.

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Keywords: Business Strategy Alignment, Supply Chain Analysis & Consulting, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Expansion and Total Shareholder Return

Fortunately, for executives longing to accelerate their international expansion, capital market research indicates shareholders do in fact reward companies who grow faster outside of the US.

U.S. companies with stronger international growth do tend to deliver significantly better returns to shareholders. However, companies that already have a large international presence should not rest on their laurels. Companies created superior shareholder returns by growing their international business.

The good news for executives aiming to expand their international growth plans is that success is not industry dependent. The diversity of high performers provides confidence that most companies can succeed abroad if they focus on developing and executing a value creating strategy.

Read Full Article


Keywords: Business Strategy Alignment, Supply Chain Analysis & Consulting, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Expansion and Total Shareholder Return