2020 edition of SG&A Benchmarks Reports now available

SG&A Benchmarks - 2020 edition
SG&A Benchmarks - 2020 edition
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Oct. 5, 2020 - PRLog -- Schonfeld & Associates, a publisher of business information products for over 40 years, offers five updated industry sector reports in its series, SG&A Benchmarks. The series of PDF reports is designed for use as a convenient source of information for professional managers seeking benchmark information on Selling, General & Administrative spending by major public corporations within specific industry sectors. Metrics for major public companies provide important insight for other firms within the sector. SG&A expenses are all the direct and indirect selling expenses and all general and administrative expenses. SG&A expenses are also called Operating Expenses. Frequently, SG&A to Sales ratios are used to judge efficiency of management spending.

Benchmarks for SG&A spending are hard to find. Averages may be available but are generally too broad to be useful. Each title within the SG&A Benchmarks series is produced for a specific industry sector. Individual companies are listed with SG&A to Sales percentage and growth rates in sales and spending for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The sector summary chart provides side by side comparison of 10%ile, median, and 90%ile values for each industry within the sector. To allow for easy identification of relative performance within each industry and to account for SG&A spending practices varying by size and location, individual companies are grouped by size based on fiscal 2019 sales. Total sales for fiscal 2019 and headquarters city is also provided.

Since different industries vary significantly in their practices of classification of expenses considered to be reported within SG&A expense, SG&A Benchmarks is produced for individual industry sectors. The following sector reports are now available:

SG&A Benchmarks – Manufacturing Sector provides SG&A spending information for 1814 publicly traded companies in twenty industries.
SG&A Benchmarks –Transportation, Communications and Utilities Sector covers SG&A spending information for 435 publicly traded companies in eight industries.
SG&A Benchmarks –Retail Trade Sector provides SG&A spending information for 259 publicly traded companies in eight industries.
SG&A Benchmarks –Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Sector covers SG&A spending information for 1109 publicly traded companies in seven industries.
SG&A Benchmarks – Services Sector provides SG&A spending information for 927 publicly traded companies in eleven industries.

Within each report, the industry sector summary displays median SG&A to Sales ratio by industry as well as 10 and 90 percentile values to illustrate the range of values reported by firms within each industry. The tabulations for each individual industry present both fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019 SG&A as a percentage of sales and the annual percentage growth rate in SG&A spending as well as in sales for each company within the industry. Comparing the growth rate of SG&A expenses and sales gives a snapshot of where the profitability of the firm may be heading. The firms are presented in three groups as defined by sales of less than $100 million, sales between $100 million and $1 billion, and sales of more than $1 billion. Only firms with $1 million or more in fiscal 2019 sales are included.

Two sets of industry tabulations are presented. Alphabetical order by company name aids in locating a firm. Order by SG&A to Sales ratio showcases the 'leaner and meaner' firms in each industry.

These reports will benefit anyone seeking competitive benchmark intelligence including: corporate staff, financial analysts, investment professionals, lenders, M&A advisors, appraisers and industry consultants.

Visit the SG&A Benchmarks area of expertise on the web site at http://www.saiBooks.com where a secure order can be placed for immediate download.


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