Gartner Research

Recession Watch 2019: Corporate Recession Readiness in 9 Charts

Published: 28 January 2019

ID: G00705623

Analyst(s): Finance Research Team

Summary

This analysis is for CFOs and other leaders developing financial plans for 2019 through 2020. We answer four strategic financial questions about the likelihood of a recession in the United States and corporate preparedness for a revenue slump.

Table Of Contents

Is the Treasury Yield Curve Signaling a U.S. Recession in 2019?

Table 1: Lagged U.S. GDP Correlations with U.S. Treasury Spreads, 1985 to 2007 and 1985 to 2018

Is Corporate Profitability Robust Enough to Handle a Recession?

The Economic Profit Challenge

Are Corporate Balance Sheets Liquid Enough to Withstand a Prolonged Recession?

Are Recession Fears Impacting Growth Investments?

Improving Capital Management

Conclusion

Recommended by the Authors

About This Research

Endnotes

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