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Dynamic Ratios Survey

The #1 Financial Benchmarking Tool

The Printing Industries of America have been rated the most valued service of the Association. Participation is free for members and includes a 2017 PIA Dynamic Ratios report of your choice. Participating firms also receive a significant discount on the purchase of additional PIA Dynamic Ratios reports.

Firms complete a survey form indicating general financial data for the year 2016, or your last fiscal year. Margolis Partners confidentially computes reports based on the financial data of various segments of the industry as well as for the "profit leaders" of each segment. The reports that are generated provide the best benchmarking tool available for measuring a company's performance against competitors.

2017 Special Customized Service! Margolis Partners will complete a Customized Financial Analysis (CFA) Report for study participants upon request. This report takes your data and directly compares it to the industry data. It is a "must have" tool for print company management teams. You can order a CFA on your survey form. Click here for more information about your CFA.

Added this year is a new shorter survey option—a 70 percent reduction in required submitted information. Now printers need only provide 31 line items to participate. To gain the most from the survey, peer groups are recommended to fill out the long version of the survey. Participation in this will entitle the member to the Short Survey Summary Report.

To participate in this year's Printing Industries of America Ratios study, download and complete an Excel or a PDF file and return the completed form to:

2017 PIA Dynamica Ratios Survey
Margolis Partners
Eight Tower Bridge
161 Washington Street
Suite 225
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Return by September 30, 2017.

New this year, the short form survey option

  • excel icon EXCEL Version- Short Form
  • Excel file for all Graphic Arts companies
  • This Excel file is stored inside a WinZip file to avoid possible corruption. To download the Excel file, right click the EXCEL icon, select "Save Target As", then select the destination on your PC

  • excel icon EXCEL Version
  • Excel file for all Graphic Arts companies
  • This Excel file is stored inside a WinZip file to avoid possible corruption. To download the Excel file, right click the EXCEL icon, select "Save Target As", then select the destination on your PC
  • pdf icon PDF Version
  • PDF for all participants
  • To download the PDF file, right click the PDF icon, select "Save Target As", then select the destination on your PC
  • The best and easiest way to participate in the Dynamic Ratios program
  • Download this User Guide to help you fill in the Short Form Dynamic Ratios Survey. The User Guide has line by line instructions and detailed account descriptions.
  • pdf icon PDF of the Short Form User Guide
  • Download this User Guide to help you fill in the Short Form Dynamic Ratios Survey. The User Guide has line by line instructions and detailed account descriptions.
  • WWW icon Web Version
  • Secure web application for any past participants
  • New participants will need to contact the firm to gain access to the Dynamic Ratios Web Application

PDF Version for Margolis to complete the Survey Complete the attached PDF with minimal information along with you year end general ledger trial balance and detailed financial statements (include balance sheet and income statement). For a cost of $150 Margolis Partners will complete your Dynamic Ratios Survey form. PDF of the Dynamic Ratios User Guide Download this User Guide to help you fill in the Dynamic Ratios Survey. The User Guide has line by line instructions and detailed account descriptions to help you place labor and expenses in the proper place in the survey.

Reminder: FREE Report of your choice!

Participants of the PIA Dynamic Ratios receive a free PDF report ($150 value) for completing the Survey. The volumes available are as follows:

  • All Printers by Sales Volume and Geographic Area
  • All Printers by Product Specialty
  • Sheetfed Printers by Sales Volume and Geographic Area
  • Web Offset and Combination Sheet/Web
  • Printers with over $22,000,000 in Sales
  • Printers with Under $4,000,000 in Sales
  • Digital Printers
  • Commercial and Advertising Printers
  • Binders

Please remember to mark your selection on your survey form. If you have any questions. please contact:

Stuart Margolis
Margolis Partners, LLC
610.667.4310
sMargolis@MargolisPartners.com

Tia McNaughtonn
Printing Industries of America
1-800-910-4283
tmcnaughton@printing.org


If you are interested in sponsoring the Printing Industries of America Ratios contact PIA at 1.800.910.4283.


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