CFO Concerns Regarding Pricing And Margins

In the June 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 company profitability 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
  • Federal Government Agenda/Policies
  • Price pressure from competitors
  • Federal budget deficit

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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