Trendsetter Barometer® Q4 2015 - Private companies see clouds on the economy's horizon but have sunny corporate forecasts



 

 

Survey highlights:

Private companies were markedly less optimistic about the economy in 4Q, but that didn’t translate into pessimistic forecasts or lower spending. In fact, more of them are planning M&A and capex activity, along with increased operational spending. And they’re still hiring, even if not in droves, as well as pursuing opportunities abroad. So, yes, private companies are somewhat spooked about the economy’s prospects, but are they skittish? Not at the moment.

Trendsetter Q4 2015 - Private companies see clouds on the economy's horizon
 

Optimism dips, but planned spending is nonetheless on the rise

Help wanted, but not tons of it

International companies are outspending peers

Private companies cast a wary eye at the
economy, though most aren't outright pessimistic

Revenue forecasts still strong for 2016