The 2019 CODB Study is NOW AVAILABLE!

The study is free to dealers who participated in the 2019 survey. To purchase a copy please contact your local association office or the Western Equipment Dealers Association office at 1-800-762-5616 (U.S.) or 1-800-661-2452 (Canada).

 

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Learn More About the Cost of Doing Business Study! 

The CODB Study is published annually by Western Equipment Dealers Association and is one of the industry’s most valuable publications to equipment dealers and equipment dealer associations throughout North America. This respected study assesses the financial performance of equipment retailers who submit their confidential financial reports to the Equipment Dealer Consulting, LLC accounting team. The study presents composite income statements and balance sheets in addition to averages for key financial performance ratios for comparison to other dealers.

The 2019 Edition assesses the financial performance of equipment dealers who submitted confidential financial reports for 2018 to Equipment Dealer Consulting. Industry benchmarking data is provided to help establish dealership goals and budgets for future years, and it also assists in the valuation process of your business.

How to participate

The annual Study is made possible through the cooperation of the participating dealer associations and their equipment dealers who provide detailed financial and operational information for their individual companies. Questionnaires are mailed to all dealers in the participating association territories to collect detailed financial and operational information for the respective year. All completed questionnaires and financial reports were returned to Equipment Dealer Consulting, LLC., with the data being compiled by Curt Kleoppel, CPA, CVA and his accounting team. All individual company responses are treated as strictly confidential.

Financial Statement Submission is Finished for 2019 CODB Study.

For more information on the 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study or for more details on the specific results from other geographic areas of North America, please contact your local association office or contact Curt Kleoppel at curt@westerneda.com or Lonnie Finch at lfinch@westerneda.com.

The 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study is proudly sponsored by Iron Solutions.