About the Performance Ratios

The Performance Ratios is an online tool that compares your company’s financial and operational performance to hundreds of printing and related graphic arts firms. Just enter your information in the easy-to-use online forms and the software will benchmark the performance of your company against other companies using over key financial and operational performance indicators.

In today’s competitive environment, it’s highly important for businesses to have real data concerning the health of the business. The Performance Ratios KPI’s will help you understand if your company is on the right track for success—and if it’s not, where to focus your attention.

The Performance Ratios allow you to take a close look at your business and answer key questions:

  • Are my expenses too high in relation to sales?
  • Is there too little or too much inventory in stock?
  • Can we meet our debts as they mature?
  • Should we increase our selling prices?
  • How can we increase our profits?
Over 150 KPI's - How do you compare?

Benchmark your company's performance to other printers using over 150 Key Performance Indicators including operations, profitability, and sales factors, cost drivers and expenses, balance sheet statistics, funding ratios, leverage ratios, liquidity and activity ratios, value-added analysis, basic payroll data, employee profiles, inventory turnover, and billing cycles.

  • Factory Labor
  • Factory Expenses
  • Selling Expenses
  • Administrative Expenses
  • Paper, Paperboard, Plastic, & Substrates
  • Click Charges
  • Outside Services
  • Gross Profit
  • Net Profit
  • Cash Asset Ratio
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Inventory
  • Current Ratio
  • Quick Ratio
  • Days Cash For Operating Expenses
  • Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) Collections
  • Inventory Turnover
  • and more...
The Financial Status Of The Industry

10 volumes of industry data provides a comprehensive picture of the financial status of the major segments of the graphic arts industries in the U.S. and Canada. Multiple segments or criterias can be used in your analysis for a more complete composite picture of your company’s performance relative to the industry as a whole.

  • All Printers by Sales Volume and Geographic Area
  • Sheetfed Printers by Sales Volume & Geographic Area
  • Digital Printers by Sales Volume
  • Web Offset Printers by Sales Volume
  • Combination Web/Sheetfed Offset Printers by Sales Volume
  • Printers by Product Specialty
  • Commercial and Advertising Printers
Ratio Books

Report On Operations Summary

Benchmark's your firm’s financial operations data and ratios as a % of sales

Report On Operations Summary
Detail Explainations and Advice

Every KPI provides detail explanations and what you can do to improve your business.

  • What the KPI means
  • The formula used to calculate each KPI
  • How your company compares to similar companies
  • how your company compares to industry profit leaders
  • Advice on how you can do to improve your business
  • Total Factory Costs
  • Days Sales Outstanding
  • Quick Ratio
Easy to Use
  • The intuitive user interface makes it easy for virtually anyone to use.
  • The online survey form is short and simple, and steps you through the setup.
  • Reports are easy to read and includes a detail explanation of each ratio.
How does your labor force compare?

Employee One of the most analytical and manageable areas of the ratios are those computed in the employee profile section. Employee KPI's offer the best common denominator that can be easily managed to produce higher profits.

  • Number of Factory Employees
  • Number of Administrative Employees
  • Number of Sales Employees
  • Sales per Employee
  • Sales per Factory Employee
  • Payroll per Employee
  • Payroll per Factory Employee
  • Payroll per Administrative Employee
  • Payroll per Sales Employee
  • Sales Per Employee
  • Payroll per Employee
  • Number of Factory Employees
  • Several dashboards provide easy access to screens, reports, history, and financial information.
  • The main dashboard shows your progress, completed tasks, and what needs to be done.

Secure and Protected
  • Performance Ratios is built with industry-standard security practices.
  • Strict security policies are employed to protect your data.
  • Your information is protected and secure using data encryption, one of the highest levels of security.
  • Password Strength Standards are used as a first line of defense against unauthorized access to your account.

In the "Cloud"
  • Performance Ratios is a web-based application that runs in the Cloud.
  • Performance Ratios can be accessed from anywhere, anytime including your office, home, accountant's office, or favorite coffee house
  • There's no software to install, no downloads, and you automatically receive the latest enhancements at no extra cost.
  • You can use a PC, MAC, notebook, iPad, or tablet with internet access and a compatible browser. (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari).

Tested and Proven
  • Printing Industries of America's Ratios program is the premier financial benchmarking system for the printing industry.
  • For over 90 years printers and industry suppliers have used the Ratios to track industry financial performance and benchmark their operations.

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