The 2012 AMT Financial Performance Report provides detailed financial results of machine tool manufacturers. Results profiled in this report are based on income statement, balance sheet, and operating data provided by 66 manufacturers. The tables and graphs contained in this report are designed to provide comprehensive, yet straightforward guidelines for analyzing profitability among machine tool manufacturers. This management tool is intended to supply the resources that enable AMT members to evaluate, plan, and better manage their businesses. This report is presented in six sections:
- Executive Summary—The summary provides an overview of the study results, with emphasis on the differences between the typical firm and the high profit company.
- Detailed Results—The Detailed Results section examines return on investment, income statement, balance sheet and financial ratios by sales volume category. Management commentary is provided to help non-financial managers more easily understand the meaning and importance of these critical operating statistics.
- Analysis by Product Emphasis—The Analysis by Product Emphasis section reviews performance for AMT manufacturers based on their primary product emphasis. Manufacturers in the survey reported sales volume by type of product (material removal/cutting machines, forming and material handling machines, assembly & test machines, automated systems & cells, cutting tools & holders, workholding products, metrology products, repair parts, field service revenue, accessories & attachments and other products). Survey participants were then classified based on their primary product category.
- Analysis by Line Of Business—The Analysis by Line Of Business section reviews performance for AMT manufacturers based on their concentration of business. Firms were classified based on the greatest percentage of their business in one of the five categories: Design/Build Machines, Customized Machines, Standard Machines Production, Standard Machines Assembly, or Resale Import Machines
- Analysis of Variance—Analysis of Variance provides the range of common experience, Lower (1st) and Upper (3rd) quartile results, for each of the ratios and measures.
- Trend Analysis—The Trend Analysis section highlights how performance has changed over time on key measures.
If your company participated in the 2012 survey, you can receive a free copy by contacting Kim Montenyohl at KMontenyohl@AMTonline.org