CEO Confidence Surveys 3Q 2019 – Notable Excerpts

On October 2, 2019, The Conference Board released the 3rd Quarter Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 34, down from 43 in the second quarter. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this October 2, 2019 Press Release include: CEOs … Read moreCEO Confidence Surveys 3Q 2019 – Notable Excerpts

September 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey – Notable Excerpts

On September 18, 2019 the September 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook was released.  It contains a variety of statistics regarding how CFOs view business and economic conditions. In this CFO survey press release, I found the following to be the most notable excerpts – although I don’t necessarily agree with them: The CFO Optimism Index, which historically … Read moreSeptember 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey – Notable Excerpts

Deloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q3 2019 – Notable Aspects

Recently Deloitte released their “CFO Signals” “High-Level Summary” report for the 3rd Quarter of 2019. As seen in page 2 of the report, there were 172 survey respondents.  As stated: “Each quarter (since 2Q10), CFO Signals has tracked the thinking and actions of CFOs representing many of North America’s largest and most influential companies. All respondents are … Read moreDeloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q3 2019 – Notable Aspects

Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“2nd Quarter 2019 Corporate Profits“) I displayed, for reference purposes, a long-term chart depicting Corporate Profits After Tax. There are many ways to view this measure, both on an absolute as well as relative basis. One relative measure is viewing Corporate Profits as a Percentage of GDP.  I feel that this … Read moreCorporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

2nd Quarter 2019 Corporate Profits

Today’s (August 29, 2019) GDP release (Q2 2019, second estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (preliminary estimate) for the 2nd Quarter. Of course, there are many ways to adjust and depict overall Corporate Profits.  For reference purposes, here is a chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) … Read more2nd Quarter 2019 Corporate Profits

Deloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q2 2019 – Notable Aspects

Recently Deloitte released their “CFO Signals” “High-Level Summary” report for the 2nd Quarter of 2019. As seen in page 2 of the report, there were 159 survey respondents.  As stated: “Each quarter (since 2Q10), CFO Signals has tracked the thinking and actions of CFOs representing many of North America’s largest and most influential companies. All respondents are … Read moreDeloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q2 2019 – Notable Aspects

Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“1st Quarter 2019 Corporate Profits“) I displayed, for reference purposes, a long-term chart depicting Corporate Profits After Tax. There are many ways to view this measure, both on an absolute as well as relative basis. One relative measure is viewing Corporate Profits as a Percentage of GDP.  I feel that this … Read moreCorporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

1st Quarter 2019 Corporate Profits

Today’s (May 30, 2019) GDP release (Q1 2019, second estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (preliminary estimate) for the 1st Quarter. Of course, there are many ways to adjust and depict overall Corporate Profits.  For reference purposes, here is a chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) … Read more1st Quarter 2019 Corporate Profits

April 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey – Notable Excerpts

On April 17, 2019 the April 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook was released.  It contains a variety of statistics regarding how CFOs view business and economic conditions. In this CFO survey press release, I found the following to be the most notable excerpts – although I don’t necessarily agree with them: Sixty-seven percent of U.S. … Read moreApril 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey – Notable Excerpts

CEO Confidence Surveys 1Q 2019 – Notable Excerpts

On April 4, 2019, The Conference Board released the 1st Quarter Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 43, up from 42 in the fourth quarter. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this April 4, 2019 Press Release include: … Read moreCEO Confidence Surveys 1Q 2019 – Notable Excerpts