Posted June 13, 2013

PT Distributor Performance Report

According to the just-released 2013 PT Distributor Performance Report, financial performance varied widely among distributors in 2012.

Compiled from data confidentially provided by participating PTDA distributor member companies, the PT Distributor Performance Report indicates the pre-tax profit of a typical power transmission/motion control distribution firm was less than half that of high-profit firms. Of greatest consequence, the high-profit firm had a pre-tax return on assets (profit before taxes expressed as a percentage of total assets) nearly three times that of the typical firm.

Details in the report uncover where the differences exist by analyzing distributor performance trends in several categories including return on investment (ROI), income statement and balance sheet line items. The report also examines financial ratios, asset productivity ratios, growth and cash sufficiency ratios, and employee productivity ratios.

The report is available for purchase from PTDA at $295 for members and $595 for non-members. To review a sample executive summary or to order, visit