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New report analyzes performance of power transmission equipment distributors

Chicago, IL - According to the just-released 2013 PT Distributor Performance Report, financial performance varied widely among power transmission and motion control equipment distributors in 2012.


Chicago, IL – According to the just-released 2013 PT Distributor Performance Report, financial performance varied widely among power transmission and motion control equipment distributors in 2012.

Compiled from data confidentially provided by participating PTDA distributor member companies, the PT Distributor Performance Report indicates the pre-tax profit of a typical power transmission/motion control distribution firm was less than half that of high-profit firms. Of greatest consequence, the high-profit firm had a pre-tax return on assets (profit before taxes expressed as a percentage of total assets) nearly three times that of the typical firm.

Details in the report uncover where the differences exist by analyzing distributor performance trends in several categories including return on investment (ROI), income statement and balance sheet line items. The report also examines financial ratios, asset productivity ratios, growth and cash sufficiency ratios, and employee productivity ratios.

The report is available for purchase from PTDA at $295 for members and $595 for non-members. To review a sample executive summary or to order, visit https://store.ptda.org or contact PTDA at ptda@ptda.org or 312-516-2100.

Founded in 1960, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. A US-based trade association, PTDA represents 178 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $11 billion in sales and span just over 3,400 locations in the United States, Canada and eight other countries. PTDA members also include 180 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.