CFO Capital

Confidence
Barometer

55%

of finance
executives

say their companies are focused on growth

60%

of CFOs

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EY CFO Capital Confidence Barometer gauges corporate confidence in the economic outlook, and identifies boardroom trends and practices in the way companies manage their Capital Agenda

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The economic crisis has been long and drawn out. The mood of cautious optimism is understandable. However, the outlook is improving and credit availability is high. The challenge for the CFO is to help realize the potential and ensure that the risk aversion that has become so pervasive does not lead to stagnation. Those who seize first-mover advantage have the opportunity to attain sustained market leadership.

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EY CFO Capital Confidence Barometer gauges corporate confidence in the economic outlook, and identifies boardroom trends and practices in the way companies manage their Capital Agenda

  1. 1. CFO Capital Confidence Barometer 55% of finance executives say their companies are focused on growth 60% of CFOs believe the global economy is improving – a significant increase from 26% a year ago 63% of finance executives are optimistic about economic growth, which is more than double from last year 67% of CFOs expect improvement in global deal volume over the next year 22% of CFOs expect the economy to grow by 3-5% over the next 12 months, compared to 11% from last year 50% of CFOs report improving confidence in credit availability 38% of CFOs with cash to deploy say paying down debt is their top priority for 2014 28% of CFOs expect to pursue an acquisition, compared with 23% a year ago 35% of CFOs report that maintaining stability is their primary focus 43% of finance executives are confident that employment will grow in the next 12 months To download the report, go to: ey.com/cfo ©2014 Ernst & Young LLP. All Rights Reserved

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