CFO Concerns Regarding Price Pressures And Ability To Maintain Margins

In the March Duke/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey, one of the reports is titled “Tables of Key Numbers.” (pdf) Two areas underscore CFO concerns with regard to pricing pressures and margins.

As seen on the bottom of page 2, there is a list of items seen under “Top Concerns for U.S. Businesses.”

Under the “MACRO CONCERNS” is seen the following:

  • Consumer Demand
  • Price pressure from competitors
  • Federal Government Policies
  • National employment outlook

Under the “INTERNAL TO OWN FIRM” is seen the following:

  • Ability to Maintain Margins
  • Attracting and retaining qualified employees
  • Cost of health care
  • Ability to forecast results


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