Bird’s Eye View of Texas instruments, Focusing on Capital Allocation

Welcome to the Investing for Beginners podcast! In today’s episode, we will be doing a bird’s eye view on a semiconductor company, Texas Instruments. We will dabble not much on the nature of its semiconductor business but focus on how the company manages really well their business especially on the capital allocation front. This is another “boring” business that has done great for a long time so listen on!

Timestamps of the episode:
-A brief intro on what Texas instruments ($TXN) do. [01:00]

-What capital allocation really means. [01:45]

-Free cash flow is the mantra and king for TXN. [04:17]

-Why free cash flow matter in the first place? [10:07]

-What sets TXN’s capital allocation apart from their peers. [15:20]

-The three metrics TXN’s excelled for the longest time. [20:44]

-Downsides of doing buybacks and how TXN does it right. [26:45]

Note: Timestamps may differ and are approximate, depending on your podcast player.

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