Since its founding, PEI has periodically conducted industry and member surveys on a variety of subjects. These surveys are generally prompted by members' inquiries and the results are tabulated and published to inform the industry.

Distributor Profitability Survey

The Distributor Profitability Report is an important resource for the industry. It provides an in-depth analysis of distributor ROI, income statements, balance sheets, financial ratios and productivity ratios. It also benchmarks a company's financial statements to industry norms in expenses, gross margin and employee productivity—and then recommends specific changes distributors can make to improve their profits. 

Download: 2016 Distributor Profitability Survey Form

Purchase: 2015 Distributor Profitability Report

Distributor Employee Compensation Survey

How does your firm’s employee compensation package stack up in the industry? The Distributor Employee Compensation Study can help you evaluate your situation, PEI co-sponsors the survey which is conducted by Profit Planning Group. Approximately 2,500 firms in over 35 distribution lines of trade participate in the survey.

Purchase: Employee Compensation Survey Report


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