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Office Products and Supplies Stores and Distributors

SIC 5943 & 5112 | NAICS 453210 & 424120

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


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Office Supply Stores  (view report)
Online Office Supply Sales  (view report)

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

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


De Groot Publishing
Independent Dealer
http://www.idealercentral.com/
Monthly e-magazine features news and information for office products and furniture dealers, with topics covered including business outlook, managing margins, market opportunities, marketing strategies, and technology updates. Current and prior issues of the e-magazine can be viewed free online.

First Research

Office Supply Stores
Office Supply and Paper Wholesalers
Computer and Office Equipment 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. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


OPI Magazine
http://www.opi.net/
Monthly trade publication features news, interviews, and analysis for office products retailers, dealers, and distributors, with special features including the "U.S. Office Products Annual Review"  and "OPI Technology Solutions" supplements. Selected articles are available online without a subscription; free trial subscription with full access to all issues and supplements is available upon request.

Business Technology Association
Office Technology Magazine
http://www.bta.org/magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for business technology dealers, with topics covered including management, marketing, products, trends, and forecasts. Publication is available by subscription only; subscribers can view current and prior issues of the magazine online.

GIA Research
Information resources available from this organization include:

Office Equipment
http://www.strategyr.com/
Global outlook report provides an overview of the office equipment market in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including industry overview and outlook and key industry trends, and products covered including printers, multifunction equipment, scanners, copiers, fax machines, and other equipment. Summary description is available free online with detailed table of contents available upon request.

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 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, marking devices, and writing instruments). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.




Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Office Products and Supplies Stores and Distributors
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "424120", "453210", "423420", and "423210"
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


NOPA
OFDA Dealer Financial Comparison and Benchmarking Guide
https://nopa.site-ym.com/
Annual financial benchmarking survey provides comparative income statement and balance sheet data and key financial and operating ratios for office furniture dealers, with survey results broken out by aligned and nonaligned dealers, annual sales volume, market population, level of profitability, and other selected criteria.

Business Technology Association
BTA Finance Report
http://www.bta.org/?page=BenchmarkingReports
Biennial financial survey allows users to compare key financial and operating performance measures to recommended benchmarks for business technology dealers, with survey results segmented by annual sales volume, core product line, and geographic region. Product lines covered include copier and fax machines, computers and printers, general business equipment, and mailing and shipping equipment.



Compensation Surveys


Business Technology Association
BTA Compensation Report
http://www.bta.org/?page=BenchmarkingReports
Biennial compensation survey provides detailed salary information for executive, sales, service, and administrative personnel employed by office technology dealers, with survey results broken out by annual sales volume, core product line, and geographic region. Product lines covered include copier and fax machines, computers and printers, general business equipment, and mailing and shipping equipment.

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Employee Compensation Report
http://www.naw.org/publications/
Two-volume wholesale distributor employee compensation report provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits, with compensation data broken out by annual company sales volume and geographic region. Table of contents, compensation breakout information, and job descriptions for all positions included in the report can be viewed free online.



Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Office Supplies and Stationery Stores
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 BIZCOMPSĀ®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.


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