Scott Robertson 2017 ASA President
ASA's Monthly Pulse Report provides a snapshot of performance for the PHCP and PVF industry and how it relates to the broader economy. This flash report offers timely and actionable information that will improve your business intelligence about the market and industry segments in which a given company operates.
ASA partners with Industry Insights, Inc. to collect data from wholesaler-distributor members for the previous months in these areas:
• Average DSOs
• Gross Margin
• YTD Profit Before Taxes
For any given month, the participation deadline for wholesaler-distributor members to submit data is typically on the 8th business day of the following month. The participation deadline for the April, 2017 report is May 10th.
Click here to preview the online questionnaire; data collection begins on the last business day of the current month.
For the vast majority of participants, the questionnaire takes only about 5 minutes to complete. A unique company code is required. If your company is a wholesaler-distributor member of ASA, wants to participate, and you do not know your unique company code, contact Chris Murin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 467-0000 ext. 204 for this information.
Click here to review a sample copy of the report.
The resulting report is typically available within three business days of the participation deadline, and it is available to all ASA vendor members and only to those wholesaler-distributor members that contribute data for a given month. The report breaks down the data across different sales volumes, industry segments, regions and specific state/metropolitan market areas for which there is a sufficient sample size/number of respondents. Therefore, the value of this report is directly related to the number of wholesaler firms that contribute data each month - the greater the number of respondents, the more comprehensive and useful is the report and accompanying analysis.
WHOLESALER DATA IS MAINTAINED CONFIDENTIAL. ASA partners with Industry Insights, Inc., an objective, third-party research company that specializes in this type of survey, as well as ASA's annual Operating Performance Report and Business Valuation Appraisal, to collect and compile the results of the survey each month. Industry Insights uses a 128-bit SSL secure web address to collect the survey data from participants. No ASA staff member nor any company or individual inside or outside of the industry nor anyone else other than a select few associates employed directly by Industry Insights, Inc. will ever see any individual firm's confidential information. All data is reported only in aggregate.
To learn more, or if you have any questions, please contact Chris Murin at email@example.com or (630) 467-0000, ext. 204.