companies are faking growth with borrowed money

atakeris

Senior Member
Latvian
Hello,

Companies are faking growth with borrowed money.

Does this sentence sound logical? I want to say that companies borrow money to fuel their growth but in reality they are just borrowing from the future and have no growth.
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Either their revenues are growing or they aren't, so short of actual fraud I would say that "faking growth" isn't quite right. I understand the point that they're "producing unsustainable growth" (or maybe "producing near-term growth"), but I don't think you can use the word "faking."
     

    atakeris

    Senior Member
    Latvian
    Either their revenues are growing or they aren't, so short of actual fraud I would say that "faking growth" isn't quite right. I understand the point that they're "producing unsustainable growth" (or maybe "producing near-term growth"), but I don't think you can use the word "faking."
    If I want to make a sensational title and write it in a bit figurative way? Would it make sense then?
     

    RedwoodGrove

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    If the companies are producing the illusion of growth, then faking growth sounds pretty accurate. It's pithy as a title. So why not?

    Edit: "Either their revenues are growing or they aren't, so short of actual fraud ..." I don't want to give legal advice but, yeah, one wants to avoid making false accusations.
     
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