NPOA Benchmarking Study Reports
Profits Are Up For "Some" in Industry

Average industry profits are up for the first time in eight years according to preliminary data coming out of early analysis from NPOA's recently concluded 2014-15 Benchmarking Survey.

SPE Chart

According to our initial analysis of data, average industry profitability for 2013 was 13.67%, compared to 11.52% reported for the industry in 2011. The last time average profitability topped 13% was in 2005 when industry profitability was 13.43%, according to the 2006-2007 Operating Ratio Study published by PrintImage International. Average industry Sales Per Employee is now approximately $124,000, despite the fact that many printers in our recently conducted survey reported SPE's far lower.

For additional charts and graphs, as well as other information on key industry ratios NPOA Members can click here.