Business Roundtable’s first quarter 2010 CEO Economic Outlook Survey indicated that the CEOs of America’s leading companies anticipate increased capital expenditures, sales, and employment in the next six months.
A recent survey of manufacturing CFOs, conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, shows that 46.74 percent expect the U.S. economy to improve over the next six months; the same percentage expect it to remain the same; and 6.52 percent expect it to worsen. Almost 60 percent expect their company’s financial prospects to improve during this timeframe; 35.87 percent expect it to stay the same; and only 4.35 percent expect it to worsen.
This month's "Fabricating Update" asked subscribers to share their forecasts for their companies in the next six months. The bottom line: the outlook depends in part on what you produce and who your buyers are. (more...)