Online Exclusive: Industry Split As First Quarter OCI Reaches 125

May 23, 2014

At the start of 2014, economical and legislative uncertainty still had operators concerned about the industry’s outlook producing an overall operator confidence index (OCI) of 125.28 for the first quarter. In January, the OCI dropped to 124.04, down nearly 4 percentage points from December 2013. February continued promising challenges, with another drop in the OCI, -1.19 percent to 122.57. However, March showed a substantial gain, jumping 5.43 percentage points to 129.23 for that month. Signs point to continued upward growth for April 2014 as well. Full article.