Special Pricing on Benchmark Study Ends June 7th!

Based upon the feedback received from recent surveys, as well as a strong desire to get critical information about profitability into the hands of as many printers as possible, the National Printing Research Council (NPRC) recently broke with a 34-year industry tradition and slashed pricing on its latest study.

Since it was first released in April 2017, the study has been offered at an exceptionally low, low price of only $115. That special introductory pricing ends on Wed., June 7, 2017. The study is now available as either a PDF or hard-copy!

Traditionally, the biennial Financial Benchmarking Study, due to higher than normal research and production costs, has always been one of the more expensive studies sold in the industry, typically selling in the $175-$225 range. However, a recent survey of both NRPC members and non-members strongly suggested we would better achieve our goal of getting this type of critical information into the hands of as many readers as possible by considering a drastic reduction in price!

And that’s what we have done! – Because we believe this study has the real potential of dramatically improving the profitability of every printing firm that purchases it, we have decided to drastically reduce the price of this study to ONLY $115. In addition, even though it is far more expensive for us to do so, we are limiting the distribution of this study to hard copies only, rather than offering PDF copies as an alternative. To place your order visit the NPRC Bookstore. All orders are shipped within 24 hours or less via USPS Priority Mail. Order processing begins April 12, 2017. Participants have already received their complimentary, VIP copies.

With an overall margin of error of better than +/-4.4%, this year’s 2017-2018 Financial Benchmarking Study provides an analysis based upon the input of 130 firms ranging in size from $200,000 to $5 million 2016 annual Sales. The study offers up almost 100 individual breakouts and analyses. This 66+ page report provides detailed breakouts based upon annual sales, sales per employee, franchise vs. independent as well as firms that emphasize brokering as opposed to those that don’t.

Discover the kinds of financial ratios being reported by the companies at the very top – discover the kinds of ratios being reported by the top 25% of our participants that enable them to achieve owner’s compensation levels of between 25-27%! Analyze their ratios for cost of goods, payroll and overhead expenses and compare those ratios against those reported by others in our survey. Compare the “profit leader” ratios against your own and then use our special worksheet at the end to set real-world goals for the next 12-18 months!

Some Study Facts… The average study participant reported 2016 average annual sales of $1,080,000; reported median sales was $727,200. Average owner’s compensation for 2016 was 16% – the highest reported in years. Broken down by quartiles, owner’s compensation ranged between 5.9% for those in the lowest quartile to 25% for those in the top quartile.sales. The study details the types of key ratios required for cost of goods, payroll and overhead expenses required to produce above average profits.

Sponsored by AccuZIP, this latest study by NPRC features an “Executive Summary” by highly acclaimed industry expert and author Larry Hunt. Hunt has authored the the “Executive Summary” of this biennial report since it was first published in the early 1980s. Hunt’s special industry analysis, takes you through a step-by-step look at what has transpired in the industry since the early 1980s – both the good and the bad!

Not only does Hunt examine and explain key trends that have developed during the past 33 years, he also offers up insight as to why some firms are actually achieving higher levels of profitability today than ever before. He details the key ratios you need to track and improve in order to achieve “profit leader” status. 

To order, visit the NPRC Bookstore today. 

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