Scott Robertson, 2018 ASA Chairman of the Board
ASA's Quarterly 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
In late 2018, ASA re-evaluated its business intelligence by conducting a survey to members and nonmembers. In addition to the survey, ASA reached out to members who are consistently providing sales data on a monthly basis. Based on member feedback, the greatest challenge is submitting data every month, especially those members with multiple locations. In fact, 60% of the survey participants were in favor of moving monthly reporting to quarterly reporting. Going forward, data collection for the Pulse will move to a quarterly schedule.
Schedule for Quarterly Pulse 2019
Survey Deadline: April 10, 2019
Results Released: April 15, 2019
Survey Deadline: July 11, 2019
Results Released: July 16, 2019
Survey Deadline: October 10, 2019
Results Released: October 15, 2019
Survey Deadline: January 13, 2020
Results Released: January 16, 2020
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 Ayesha Salman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 467-0000 Ext: 212.