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BTS Releases November Numbers Update to the BTS Sales Index, a Predictive Monthly Metric for Business Leaders


The BTS Sales Index increased 1.6 points (1.6%) in the month of
November, up to 103.1. The 1,000 companies of the BTS Sales Index
reported aggregate revenue up $3.207 trillion from $3.157 trillion in

BTS Sales Index
has another month of increasing revenue levels, due
to an increase in exports and consumer and business spending. Business
spending is particularly strong on equipment and software. Companies are
building inventories in expectation of strong holiday sales.
Manufacturing and health care sectors are also showing strength. This is
further evidenced by their large contribution to job growth in November.

What is the BTS Sales Index?

The BTS Sales Index provides a simple and easy-to-understand predictive
monthly metric that gives enterprise leaders the right vantage point by
which to view their critical business decisions.

It represents the aggregate total revenue of the 1,000 largest publicly
traded companies in the US in one simple to understand number. Every
month, the total revenue reported by these companies is run through BTS'
custom-built indexing tool. The index uses the total revenue of the BTS
1,000 companies at the end of the second quarter of 2013 as its baseline
because the economy showed signs of stable recovery. Unemployment was
back to normal rates, housing prices remained steady, and stock prices
were back to record levels.

In the first week of every month, BTS will publish the previous month's
Sales Index as well as context to understand that month's performance.
This includes things like industry specific trends and job rates that
impact revenue.

To check out the BTS Sales Index click here.

About BTS

BTS is a global professional services firm headquartered in Stockholm,
Sweden, with some 500 professionals in 33 offices located on six
continents. We focus on the people side of strategy, working with
leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those
decisions to actions and deliver results. At our core, we believe people
learn best by doing. For 30 years, we've been designing fun, powerful
experiences that have a profound and lasting impact on people and their
careers. We inspire new ways of thinking, build critical capabilities
and unleash business success. It's strategy made personal.

We serve a wide range of client needs, including:

- Assessment centers for talent selection and development

- Strategy alignment and execution

- Business acumen, leadership and sales training programs

- On-the-job business simulations and application tools.

We partner with nearly 450 organizations, including over 30 of the
world's 100 largest global corporations. Our major clients are some of
the most respected names in business: Microsoft, SAP, Chevron,
Coca-Cola, Volvo Group, Citigroup, Salesforce, and Tencent.

BTS is a public company listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm and trades under
the symbol BTS B.

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