Financial priorities of large corporations in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017-2018

Corporate priorities of large firms according to chief financial officers of the largest corporations in the United Kingdom (UK) in the 3rd quarter 2017 and 3rd quarter 2018*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 10, 2018
Financial priorities of large corporations in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017-2018 This statistic illustrates the corporate priorities of large firms, according to chief financial officers (CFOs) of the largest corporations in the United Kingdom (UK) in the third quarter of 2017 and the third quarter of 2018. The source stated that the sample included the CFOs of 18 FTSE 100 and 36 FTSE 250 companies, as well as the CFOs of other UK-listed companies, large private companies and UK subsidiaries of major companies listed overseas. It can be seen that the largest share of respondents rated reducing costs as the strong priority in both quarters under observation, with 53 percent as of the third quarter of 2018.
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Corporate priorities of large firms according to chief financial officers of the largest corporations in the United Kingdom (UK) in the 3rd quarter 2017 and 3rd quarter 2018*

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Q3 2017Q3 2018
Reducing costs41%53%
Increasing cash flow35%48%
Introducing new products/services or expanding into new markets39%37%
Expanding by acquisition25%20%
Reducing leverage14%16%
Increasing capital expenditure17%14%
Disposing of assets5%13%
Raising dividends or share buybacks15%9%
Q3 2017Q3 2018
Reducing costs41%53%
Increasing cash flow35%48%
Introducing new products/services or expanding into new markets39%37%
Expanding by acquisition25%20%
Reducing leverage14%16%
Increasing capital expenditure17%14%
Disposing of assets5%13%
Raising dividends or share buybacks15%9%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 10, 2018
This statistic illustrates the corporate priorities of large firms, according to chief financial officers (CFOs) of the largest corporations in the United Kingdom (UK) in the third quarter of 2017 and the third quarter of 2018. The source stated that the sample included the CFOs of 18 FTSE 100 and 36 FTSE 250 companies, as well as the CFOs of other UK-listed companies, large private companies and UK subsidiaries of major companies listed overseas. It can be seen that the largest share of respondents rated reducing costs as the strong priority in both quarters under observation, with 53 percent as of the third quarter of 2018.
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