Which Us Companies Stockpile the Most Profit “overseas?” but Where the Heck is the Money?

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

The top 50 Stockpilers.

There is a misconception about the uncanny ability of very profitable US companies, like Microsoft and Apple, to park their profits overseas in order to dodge US taxes: the money from these profits that are parked “overseas” isn’t actually overseas.

It is registered in accounts overseas, for example in Ireland, but is then invested in whatever assets the company chooses to invest it in, including in US Treasuries, US corporate bonds, US stocks, and other US-based investments.

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