CFO Concerns Regarding Price Pressures And Margins

In the September 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 Agenda/Policies
  • Global financial instability

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

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


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