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Material Handling Equipment Dealers and Distributors

SIC 5084 | NAICS 423830

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  • Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
  • Compensation and Salary Surveys
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Material Handling Equipment Distributors  (view report)
Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling  (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 MHEDA Journal

Quarterly magazine provides news and information for dealers and distributors, with special features including the annual "Distributor Forecast" published in the first quarter edition which provides dealer sales growth expectations for the year ahead by industry segment (e.g., industrial truck, storage and handling, engineered systems, and diverse mix) and region. Digital editions are available free online.

Specialty Publications International, Inc.
Material Handling Wholesalers / past-issues

Monthly trade publication provides news and information for equipment dealers and distributors, with topics covered in recent issues of this publication including sales ideas and trends, aftermarket labor and parts sales, manufacturer and dealer relations, rental and leasing trends, warehouse technology, new products and services, and trade fairs and showcases. Digital issues can be viewed free online.

Woodward Communications, Inc.
Material Handling Network / digital-archive

Monthly trade magazine provides news and information for dealers, distributors, and their customers, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including forklifts and accessories, warehouse and dock solutions, batteries, tires, and attachments, aftermarket accessories, convention and trade show coverage, safety, and technology. Current and archived digital issues are available free online.

Peerless Media Network
Modern Materials Handling

Monthly publication features news and information for materials handling professionals in distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing, with special features including the annual "Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey" which provides insights on decision makers' spending plans for materials handling products, technologies, services, and solutions. Selected articles can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Material Handling Equipment

Comprehensive market research report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast annual revenue by product segment (e.g., automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), hoists, cranes, and monorails, industrial trucks and lifts, conveying equipment and systems, other products).

Global Market Insights
Material Handling Equipment

Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided in the report for the U.S. including market size and forecast by product segment (e.g., industrial truck, storage and handling, bulk materials, AS/RS) and application (e.g., durable goods, food and beverage, general merchandise, e-commerce, and 3rd-party logistics).

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Materials Handling Machinery & Equipment Wholesalers  Search for "423830" to see reports for specific products

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

Distributor Statistical Comparison (DiSC) Report

Annual benchmarking survey provides financial and operating performance measures for distributors by major product line category (e.g., industrial truck, storage and handling, and engineered systems), with financial benchmark data provided including income statement and balance sheet data and key financial and operating ratios. Survey is available to MHEDA members and associate members only.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Employee Compensation & Benefits Reports: Volumes I and II

Annual survey provides a detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including base salary, bonus, total compensation, and fringe benefits, for participating distributor members, and also includes cross-industry compensation and benefits data from other wholesale distributors broken out by annual sales volume and geographic region. Both reports are available to MHEDA members only.

PayScale, Inc.
Forklifts and Materials Handling Equipment Wholesalers

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as service manager, parts department manager, parts specialist, heavy equipment mechanic, forklift mechanic, and field service technician, with distributors for which data is provided including Pengate Handling Systems, Inc., Towlift, Inc., Equipment Depot, Rapidparts, Inc., and Crown Lift Trucks, LLC.

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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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