Vistage Confidence Index: Optimism Reaches 2 Year High In Q4 2013

2013--01-19 Confidence IndexThe quarterly Vistage Confidence Index is now available.

CEOs in the Q4 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index survey held more optimistic economic expectations than at any other time in nearly two years. The largest 4th quarter gains were in CEOs’ evaluations of the overall economy, although revenue and profit expectations posted healthy advances as well. The Vistage Confidence Index was 101.5 in the 4th quarter of 2013, up from 97.8 in the prior quarter and well above the 87.0 recorded in last year’s 4th quarter.

Below are some key highlights from the Q4 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index (all members surveyed):

  • 52% of CEOs reported the economy had recently improved
  • 76% of all CEOs anticipated higher sales revenues in the next year
  • 56% of CEOs planned on expanding their payrolls during the year ahead
  • 11% of CEOs reported that finding qualified employees was an easy task

Elisa K. Spain