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Financial Statements

By 2 Key Metrics, Big Private Firms Outpace Public Companies

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Large privately held companies are more profitable and are growing revenues faster than publicly traded companies in the United States, according to Sageworks, a financial information company.

Residential Construction Builds Firmer Financial Foundation

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Weather may have kept homebuilders and remodelers off the job site recently, but data from Sageworks, a financial information company, show that priva...

Private-company growth slowed in 2013

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

U.S. GDP might have grown more than expected in the fourth quarter, but data from Sageworks, a financial information company, indicates there's still ...

A Sure-Fire Way To Boost The Bottom Line

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

With sales growth slowing among private U.S. companies, businesses need to preserve or grow the bottom line, and one sure-fire way is to control or cu...

How U.S. Hotels Are Faring

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

The holidays may be over, but for the U.S. hotel and motel industry, the good times could continue into 2014. Privately held hotels and motels saw th...

What Are Your Financial Statements Telling You?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

What could your business do with an extra $1 million in cash? Borrow less? Invest in new equipment? Hire staff to help grow your sales? The answers l...

A Big Piece of the Pie: New York City's Insatiable Appetite

Ron Gitter | Posted 06.06.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

If there is one issue about owning a co-op or condo that will take center stage over the next few years, it will no doubt be carrying costs.

Is Your Husband Hiding Assets?

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

At the end of the day, divorce is mostly about the division of assets and liabilities. That is not to say that there are not other, equally difficult...

Should Localities Post Their Budgets?

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

This past weekend I was on the East End of Long Island and got into an intense conversation with Charlot Taylor about local budgets. She said there we...