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Paper and Packaging Distributors

SIC 5113 | NAICS 424130


The following guide to industry analysis, trends, and statistics provides sources for market research and analysis, financial ratios and benchmarking data, compensation and salary surveys, and more.



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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts



Paper Wholesaling  (view report)
Paper Products & Packaging Wholesaling  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast


NPTA
Information resources available from this organization include:

Paper Merchant Weekly / Industry News Feed
http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs / news
Weekly online trade publication and "Industry News" section feature news and information from a variety of sources, with news sources including the NPTA, Bloomberg, Financial Times, InfoTrends, Business Reports, ThomasNet News, and more. All information can be viewed free online.

Quarterly Economic Report
http://www.gonpta.com/economic-data
Quarterly economic review analyzes the effect of the economy on various product categories in the paper and packaging industry, and allow users to assess the likely impact of the economy on their business over the next eighteen months. Publication is available to members only.



Office Supply & Paper Wholesalers
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


Mintel Group Ltd.
Household Paper Products - US
https://store.mintel.com/
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with topics covered including market size and forecast, competitive context, segment performance (e.g., toilet tissue, towels, facial tissue, napkins, moist towelettes), retail channels, brand share, and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.

Freedonia Group
Paper Packaging
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/
Research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with topics covered including market size and environment; product and market segmentation; competition from plastic packaging; environmental and regulatory issues; and forecasts by product (e.g., rigid, flexible) and market (e.g., food and beverage, protective, shipping container, and retail bags). Summary table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Information resources available from this organization include:

Stationery Products
http://www.strategyr.com/
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the stationery products market in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including industry and product overview; market analysis and trends; competitive scenario; distribution and promotion dynamics; and historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., greeting cards, mailing supplies, paper-based stationery products, marking devices, and writing instruments). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Paper Packaging Materials
http://www.strategyr.com/
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the packaging materials market in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including market and product overview; industry trends and issues; technological developments; strategic corporate developments; and historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., packing/wrapping papers, containerboard, cartonboard, other paperboard). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.




Financial Ratios and Benchmarking Data



Industry Financial Ratios
Paper and Packaging Distributors
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "4241"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


RMA Annual Statement Studies
Paper and Packaging Distributors
https://www.rmahq.org/  Search for "4241"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for distributors of these products. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report is available online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


NPTA
Compensation Report
http://www.gonpta.com/compensation-data
Two-volume report provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits, for NPTA member distributors, and also includes cross-industry compensation data from other distributor associations broken down by sales volume and geographic region.

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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Paper Products and Packaging Distributors
http://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.








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