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New performance report provides financial benchmarking for power transmission distributors

Chicago, IL -- High-profit power transmission distribution firms had sales of $35.8 million in 2011 and a pre-tax profit of 6.8% (compared with a pre-tax profit of 3.4% for typical PT distribution firms), according to results from the recently...


Chicago, IL — High-profit power transmission distribution firms had sales of $35.8 million in 2011 and a pre-tax profit of 6.8% (compared with a pre-tax profit of 3.4% for typical PT distribution firms), according to results from the recently released PT Distributor Performance Report. (All figures are in US dollars).

Published by the Power Transmission Distributors Association, the report offers key operational, financial and productivity ratios for use in benchmarking company performance to that of typical and high-profit firms within the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry.

“I rely on the PT Distributor Performance Report to help me gauge how our company is performing compared with other PT/MC distribution firms,” said James Webster, vice-president, bearing & power transmission division, DXP Enterprises Inc. “Just as important, this report is indispensable in helping us pinpoint areas where we need to improve.”

The 2012 PT Distributor Performance Report, which was compiled confidentially by Profit Planning Group of Boulder, CO, from data provided by participating PTDA distributor member companies, examines distributor performance trends in several categories including return on investment (ROI), income statement and balance sheet line items and examines financial ratios, asset productivity ratios, growth and cash sufficiency ratios, and employee productivity ratios. A five-year trend analysis for selected key ratios helps identify historical performance in order to consider their impact for the future.

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The report is designed for distributors seeking information to benchmark their company’s performance against that of the industry. Manufacturers looking for insights into the operational and business needs of their distributors will also find the report to be extremely insightful.

The report is available for purchase by PTDA members for $169.95 and by non-members for $299.95. For more information, visit www.ptda.org/PerformanceReport or contact PTDA at (312) 516-2100.