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CEO Confidence Index

CEO Confidence Index Methodology

Chief Executive surveys CEOs each month to compile our CEO Confidence Index data. Survey results are released each month on ChiefExecutive.net and covered in each issue of Chief Executive magazine.

73.5% of CEOs Expect Increased Revenues Over Next 12 Months

The CEO Confidence Index fell back below 6.0 to 5.98 in March. The Index dropped 0.8% from last month on economic and political concerns. February’s Index was calculated before President Obama released his budget for the 2013 fiscal year, a plan that relies heavily on taxes.

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45% of CEOs to Hire in the Next Year

The CEO Confidence Index gained 4.3% in February, landing at 6.03 out of 10. This is the first time that the Index has ventured above 6.0 since May of 2011. One especially encouraging metric is hiring; over 45% of CEOs expect to expand their workforce over the next 12 months.

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CEO Confidence Steady, But Stays Weak

The CEO Confidence Index leveled out at 4.88 out of 10 after a steady decline through 2011. Almost half of CEOs expect not to do any hiring over the next 12 months. Fifty-four percent expect to see an increase and revenues and 46 percent expect to see an increase in profits.

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Nearly 25% of CEOs Expect Drop in Profits and Cap Ex This Year

The CEO Confidence Index continued its decline into September, falling to 4.88 out of a possible 10. The Index hasn't been this low since September 2010’s 4.85. Most CEOs predict a stagnant year, and around one quarter of CEOs expect to see a decrease in profits and capital expenditures.

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66 Percent of CEOs Plan to Freeze or Downsize Workforce Size Over the Next 12 Months

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The beginning of August brought Washington’s debt ceiling circus followed shortly by S&P’s downgrade of American debt. And, in turn, CEO confidence in business conditions remained negative. Though the CEO Confidence Index rose slightly (0.4 percent) it remained at a dismal 5.30 out of a possible 10.

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CEO Confidence Falls to Grim Ten-Month Low, 5.28 out of 10

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CEO confidence continued its downward spiral in July and fell to a 10-month low of 5.28 out of a possible 10. The outlook for the American workforce is grim; the unemployment rate reached 9.2% in June, and more than 45 percent of CEOs expect not to do any hiring over the next 12 months.

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