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Fluid Power Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors

SIC 3593 & 5084 | NAICS 333990 & 423830

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Industrial & Fluid Power Valve Manufacturing  (view report)
Fluid Power Equipment Distributors  (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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

The FPDA Motion & Control Network
Information resources available from this organization 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.

Snapshot Survey
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.

Information resources available from this trade association include:

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
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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Fluid Power Equipment Manufacturer and Distributors  Search for "33399" and "423830"

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:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

The FPDA Motion & Control Network
FPDA Profit Report
Annual financial benchmarking survey allows FPDA member distributors to compare their firm's financial and operating performance with other similar participating firms and the industry as a whole, with financial data provided including income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios categorized by line of business, annual sales volume, level of profitability (typical vs. high profit), and geographic region.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

The FPDA Motion & Control Network
FPDA Employee Compensation Reports
Volume I of this two-volume set provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits, for FPDA member distributors, while Volume II provides cross-industry compensation data from other wholesale distributor trade associations broken out by annual sales volume (18 categories) and geographic region (over 100 specific geographic areas).

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

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.

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