Electrical Supplies Distributors – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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- Market size and major product and service segments
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Publications available from this trade association include:
Monthly trade journal features news and information for electrical distributors, with topics covered in each issue of the magazine including economic outlook, business best practices, market trend data, manufacturer marketing program rollouts, alternative markets, new product information, and green initiatives. Current and archived digital editions of this trade publication can be viewed free online.
State of the Industry
Annual state of the industry report provides a summary overview of expectations for the year ahead based on the results of a survey of senior executives in the electrical manufacturing and distribution industries, with topics covered in the report including economic outlook, top revenue drivers over the next three years, most positive factors, key areas of concern, and proposed increases in spending.
Resources available from this organization include:
Electrical Wholesaling Magazine
Monthly publication features news and information for distribution professionals, with special features including "The Top 200 Electrical Distributors" (June issue), "National Factbook" (December issue), "Regional Factbook: Market Forecasts and Data" (November issue), and "Market Planning Guide" (November issue). Current and archived digital editions of this publication are available free online.
Top 200 Distributors
Annual report ranks the top 200 distributors by annual revenue and includes information on number of employees and number of locations for each company. The report also ranks the top distributors with the highest sales per employee, provides a list of mergers and acquisitions involving these firms, and profiles the largest firms in the industry. Report is available online in the June issue of EW magazine.
Annual factbook provides a summary forecast for the industry in the year ahead and includes leading economic indicators from a variety of sources such as "Total U.S. Construction Starts" (Dodge Data & Analytics), "AIA Architectural Building Index", "Electroindustry Business Conditions Index" (NEMA), and "Housing Starts Forecast" (NAHB). Report is available in the December issue of EW magazine.
Regional Factbook: Market Forecasts and Data
Annual report provides regional sales trend data, state gross domestic product rate of change, and employment statistics by state and city for each region, with regions covered in the report including New England, Middle Atlantic, East and West North Central, South Atlantic, East and West South Central, Mountain, and Pacific. Report is available online in the November issue of EW magazine.
Market Planning Guide
Annual planning guide provides distributor sales forecasts by major business sector (e.g., residential, industrial, commercial, institutional, government, and utilities) and region (e.g., New England, Middle Atlantic, East and West North Central, South Atlantic, East and West South Central, Mountain, and Pacific) for the year ahead. Report is available free online in the November issue of EW magazine.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Electrical Equipment and Supplies Distributors
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- 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
Annual performance analysis report (PAR) provides financial and operating performance measures for NAED members, with financial measures provided including income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios broken out by sales volume, customer sales mix (e.g., industrial/OEM, residential contractors, commercial contractors, government/institutional, utilities, and other), and sales channel.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Employee Compensation Report
Volume I of this employee compensation study provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, and commissions, for participating NAED members, and Volume II includes compensation data from 30 other distributor associations with compensation and benefits data in this volume broken out by sales volume and by region, state, and metropolitan area.
Electrical, Lighting, and Wiring Products, Wholesale
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this wholesale sector such as branch manager, warehouse manager, warehouse worker, and inside and outside sales representatives, with wholesalers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc., Graybar Electric Co., Inc., and WESCO International, Inc.
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