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Distant Force : A Memoir of the Teledyne Corporation and the Man Who Created It

Library Staff Details Staff view. Distant Force describes Singleton’s rationale for this action. Sophie rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Singleton’s goal was to create a source of persistent capital to fuel the company’s future growth.

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In the company’s own words, Danaher began as a collection of discrete, cyclical companies and has become an integrated group of companies in stable industries. This use of a stock dividend by Santander is reminiscent of Teledyne. Beyond this judicious purchasing of publicly traded securities, like Teledyne, Loews has also aggressively repurchased its shares, taking advantage of chronic market undervaluation to buy back over two thirds of its shares between and Though all of these products are a physically small part of the missions they participate in, they are key to their success.


McVicker, Teledyne’s staff writer Summary [The] CD contains articles from the Teledyne quarterly and annual reports from through Both of these services were a small part of the final product- a tiny seismometer used in a space mission or a set of coordinates and elevations overlaid on a map created from thousands of aerial photos-but their effect was critical. Damon rated it really liked it Jan 23, TDY through a series of spinoffs in the s and early s.

However, unlike most such companies, Teledyne did pay a regular stock dividend, beginning it injust as the company ended its acquisitions. You are browsing titles by their Library of Congress call number classification.

An absolutely fascinating look into a company that even Warren Buffett greatly admired. In a demon dust business – the per unit cost contributed by the capital good is a small part of the cost of the finished product; however, failure of the capital good results in failure of the finished product.

Such returns will require appreciation in Santander’s shares, which probably requires an improvement in the Spanish economy. The articles are in PDF formatted files. It gave yield oriented investors a yield that they could access without selling the principal part of their investment. One quote from Distant Force describes Singleton as being unwilling to pay even 12 or 14 times earnings for an acquisition target. George AdamTeledyne, Inc.


Anthony rated it really liked it Dec 17, Hardcoverpages. CNAof which it owns Chung rated it it was amazing. Of course, just because Berkshire Hathaway embodies all of the important characteristics of Teledyne doesn’t mean that someone buying Berkshire Hathaway today will earn Teledyne’s historical returns-or, for that matter, Berkshire Hathaway’s historical returns. Matt rated it liked it Feb 25, As head of Teledyne Corporation, Henry Singleton is probably best known for his share buybacks.

Distant Force describes how subsidiaries became the subject of regular monitoring and strong, centralized financial controls. To find a specific issue However, their willingness to buy low when most companies and their managers refused is a modern day example of the Teledyne tradition of using opportunistic stock repurchases to build shareholder value.

For example, according to the company’s Annual ReportExelis sensors “currently provide all of the commercial high resolution space-based imagery in the United States.

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The company even dstant on debt to do so, a tactic also used by Henry Singleton. Moreover, a stock dividend was more tax efficient. These articles were written by Robert J.

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