Detailed financial results of distribution firms provide comprehensive guidelines for analyzing profitability among motor vehicle aftermarket companies, are featured in the 2005 edition of Financial Benchmarks for Success: A Survey of Aftermarket Distributors, published by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
The report includes charts, graphs, tables and information designed to use as a guide for running businesses. Operating economics of four industry segments were examined including: wholesalers/jobbers, warehouse distributors, two-step warehouse distributors and PBE jobbers.
Measurement benchmarks included in the survey results are:
h Return on investment
h Income statement
h Expenses in relationships to gross margin
h Balance sheet
h Financial ratios
h Asset productivity ratios
h Growth and cash sufficiency ratios
h Operating productivity ratios
h Employee productivity ratios
h Product/consumer profile
Copies of Financial Benchmarks for Success: A Survey of Aftermarket Distributors are free to participating companies. For information on how to participate in the next round of the survey, contact Dan Kaplan at 301-654-6664 or e-mail email@example.com.
Non-participating companies can purchase the report. The cost is $99 U.S. for AAIA members and $199 U.S. for non-members. To order a copy of the report, visit www.aftermarket.org or call 301-654-6664.
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