World, Major Companies Barter To Achieve Objectives
Executive Pay Comes In Form Of Barter
American International Group president and CEO Robert Benmosche�s
salary will be paid in cash ($3 million) and barter ($4 million in
fully vested AIG stock). The stock will provide him with a
significant equity stake, aligning his interests with those of AIG.
(The package was �approved in principal� by Kenneth Feinberg, the
Treasury Department�s special master for executive compensation for
institutions that received U.S. government bailouts.
Barter, A Tool Used For Biggest International Deals
India plans to
turn its armed forces into a modern fighting machine to boost border
security and fight terrorism. They will be spending between $50- and
$55-billion over the next five years. When making big-ticket
purchases from the top defense companies around the world barter
enters the picture. The foreign companies will be required to
�offset� their sales by making a 30% (of every sale) purchase from
an Indian company (domestic supplier) or a similarly sized
investment within India.
Patent Settlement Embraces Barter
Technology, the provider of the Invisalign teeth straightening
treatment, is providing (via barter) a 10% stake in its company to
Danaher as part of a patent settlement with one of Danaher�s
Media Giant Barters For Stake In TV Site
negotiated a barter deal with longtime media rivals (News Corp and
NBC Universal, the creators of Hulu) to take an equity stake in
Hulu.com, the fast-growing web site where users can watch movies and
TV episodes for free. In exchange, Disney provides content �
episodes of ABC shows to Hulu.
Bankruptcy-Restructuring Sees Debt-For-Equity Barter Deal
Fitness Holding Corporation is finalizing its
bankruptcy-restructuring plan, which calls for lenders to take
control of the health club operator (300 health clubs). The
debt-for-equity barter deal will cut the company�s debt by $600
million. Lenders, under a pre-bankruptcy term loan, will receive 94%
of the equity of the reorganized company.
Bank Cements Win-Win Barter Deal With Clients
Banco Santander SA, has quietly offered to reimburse its
private-banking clients their original investments in compensation
for losses arising from Bernard Madoff�s Ponzi scheme. The bank�s
effort is a barter type deal that will see the bank providing their
original investments in the form of preferred stock in Banco
shares will be issued by Santander and pay a 2% rate of annual
interest. In return, its clients will agree both to not sue and to
keep all of their current business and deposits at the bank.
Energy Trader Looks To Barter For Equity
Andrew Hall is in discussion with Citigroup to barter a substantial
chunk of Mr. Hall�s compensation for 2010, into equity (Citigroup
stock) from cash. Hall is the head of Citigroup�s energy-trading
unit Phibro LLC and made roughly $100 million in compensation in
both 2008 and 2009.
Hollywood�s Movie Stars Know The Value Of Barter Option
movie stars often choose to pass on upfront fees for starring in a
movie. Rather they�ll choose to accept the barter option (which in
essence is betting on themselves), thus passing on the guarantee fee
in exchange for a sizable back-end deal, which will include an
ownership stake (often 25% to 33%) in the film.
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IMS Files 2nd Quarter
Showing Strong Operating Profit & Cash Flow
Systems (OTCBB:ITNM), a worldwide leader in business-to-business
barter services, recently filed its form 10-Q report for the second
quarter of 2009. It was the company�s most profitable quarter in
In addition, during the six-month period ending June 30, 2009, IMS
began to realize the benefits of the substantial reductions in
overhead that the firm had worked so hard to achieve over the past
Some of the highlights
costs reduced by more than $900,000 from those of the first six
months of last year.
liabilities reduced by more than $1.4 million since December 31,
from operations improved by more than $800,000 over that reported
for the first six months of last year.
Unrestricted cash available increased by 44.8% since December 31,
shares (post-split amount) repurchased and added to treasury stock
since the end of last year.
During the quarter ended June 30, 2009, International Monetary
Systems generated gross revenues of $3,481,819, an increase of 3.9%
compared to revenue of $3,351,224 in the first quarter of 2009, and
a decrease of 1.6% compared to $3,539,434 of revenue in the second
quarter of 2008.
Operating expenses in the second quarter were $3,190,938, a decrease
of 3.2% compared to the first quarter of 2009, and a 13.8% decrease
compared to the second quarter of 2008.
The combination of revenue change and expense controls resulted in
net operating income of $290,881 for the quarter, compared to net
operating income of $56,314 in the first quarter of 2009, and a net
operating loss of $161,020 in the second quarter of 2008.
After adjusting for interest and income tax expense, the net profit
for the current period was $179,951, compared to losses of $54,369
in the first quarter of 2009, and $64,193 in the second quarter of