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2014 Cost of Doing Business Report (PDF version)


2014 Cost of Doing Business Report (PDF version)
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The 2014 Cost of Doing Business/Profit Opportunity Report (based on 2013 data) represents the most up-to-date comparative financial performance information not available anywhere else. Conducted every year, this study is designed to serve as an easy-to understand tool for dealers to evaluate their own company's operating results.

Pinpoint Strengths and Weaknesses - Improve Opportunities:
  • Comparison to evaluate operating ratios against the medians of other distributors
  • Balance sheet and income/expense statement performance
  • Distributor performance by sales volume
  • Employee performance measures
  • Sales mix of high performance dealers
  • Gross margins for new and used equipment, rentals, parts and service departments
  • Operating ratios, including debt to net worth
  • Year-by-year trend analysis
Who are the most successful firms in this down market? Get the answers you need so you can zero in on your gross margin management or expense control now.

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For Questions or feedback Contact Jenny Choe at (800) 388-0650.