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2015 NAED PAR Report(R) Industry Overview Released

ST. LOUIS, July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) released its annual NAED PAR Report® Industry Overview that compiles performance data from NAED electrical distributors to provide a benchmark for performance in 2014.

Featuring statistical breakouts by sales volume, customer emphasis, and warehouse sales, the 2015 Industry Overview profiles the "typical" and "high profit" NAED distributor as well as provides in-depth reporting on investment, income statement, balance sheet, and financial and productivity ratios. Other measures covered in the report include inventory turnover, sales per employee, average collection period, return on assets, and much more.

This year's overview shows that electrical distributor profit margins increased to a median of 3.7 percent in 2014, up slightly from with 2013's 3.4 median. Among the top performing "high profit" distributors, the 2014 profit margin remained unchanged from last year at 6.6 percent.

The overview is now available to NAED members for $299, as well as non-members for $495. For more information about the Industry Overview, contact NAED Member Services at (888) 791-2512 or memberservices@naed.org.

NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research, and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. NAED's membership operates in approximately 5,100 locations internationally.

CONTACT: Cathy Bryson (314) 991-9000, cbryson@naed.org

Source:National Association of Electrical Distributors