Electrical Business


How does your power transmission distribution firm stack up?

June 12, 2012 | By Anthony Capkun

June 12, 2012 – High-profit power transmission distribution firms had sales of $35.8 million US 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.

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, VP 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 (compiled confidentially by Profit Planning Group of Boulder, Colo., 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.


The report is available for purchase by PTDA members for $169.95 US, non-members for $299.95 US.

Visit www.ptda.org/PerformanceReport

PTDA is a U.S.-based association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. It represents 178 PT/MC distribution firms that generate more than $10 billion in sales and span over 3500 locations in North America and 11 other countries. PTDA members also include 180 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

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