SIC 3593 & 5084 | NAICS 333990 & 423830
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Key Economic Indicators
Monthly FPDA member survey provides information on current and historical sales growth trends, order and backlog growth, pricing trends, and inventory levels, and also includes market trends data for 17 selected end-use markets. Reports are available to members only.
Interactive online monthly survey allows FPDA member distributors to compare their total sales, orders, and inventory levels to others in the industry, with data broken out by product concentration, total annual sales, and geographic region. Survey access is limited to members only.
What Is Fluid Power?
Introductory section provides an overview of the underlying technology, with topics covered including types of systems, system components, advantages over other power transmission methods, common applications, and case studies addressing specific applications. All information can be viewed free online.
State of the Industry Survey
Monthly report compares orders, shipments, employment, inventory, and backlog against the same periods in the prior year and also includes participants' expectations for these same items for the next quarter and the next 12 months. Sample report can be viewed online; survey results are available to members only.
Market trends provides a graphical five-year comparison of pneumatic and hydraulic orders and shipments based on data from the CSS program, and also includes percentage changes for orders and shipments for the last three months as compared to the same months in the prior year. All data is available free online.
NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets
Monthly report provides five-year forecasts for 31 customer markets and for the U.S. market as a whole, and also includes a more detailed look at selected customer markets and economic indicators considered to have the most impact on the industry. Sample report can be viewed online; report is available to members only.
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 including:
Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.