2013 CFO Outlook Top Findings

Economic Optimism

CFOs rate economies higher

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Pain Points

Healthcare is chief concern

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International Expansion

More companies do business internationally

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Tracking foreign market operations and growth

Where companies are located or plan to expand (of the 32% with overseas operations)

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Economic Optimism

CFOs rate economies higher

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Close U.S. financial officers gave the U.S. economy its highest score in five years, while global economic ratings are the best since 2011. These positive economic views are consistent across companies of all types, sales sizes, regions, and foreign market involvement.
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Pain Points

Healthcare is chief concern

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Paying for healthcare How CFOs will reduce expenses

Increasing healthcare costs per employee
83%
Cutting spending in other areas of your business
73%
Implementing preventative healthcare programs
63%
Raising prices on your products and services
57%
Hiring fewer full-time workers
49%
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International Expansion

More companies do business internationally

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BUY from
foreign markets 47%

SELL to
foreign markets 34%

OPERATE in
foreign markets 15%

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BUY from
foreign markets 61%

SELL to
foreign markets 42%

OPERATE in
foreign markets 21%

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BUY from
foreign markets 62%

SELL to
foreign markets 55%

OPERATE in
foreign markets 30%

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BUY from
foreign markets 66%

SELL to
foreign markets 59%

OPERATE in
foreign markets 32%

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Tracking foreign market operations and growth

Where companies are located or plan to expand (of the 32% with overseas operations)

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9%
15%
37%