October 25, 2019 - Modern Distribution Management

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October 25, 2019

MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Revenue Growth Continues to Decelerate

On average, businesses reported year-over-year revenue growth at +2.4% in the third quarter of 2019, which is below the forecasted +3.1% level, according to the latest Baird Industrial Distribution Survey, conducted in partnership with Modern Distribution Management. Growth decelerated 80 basis points compared to last quarters survey, marking the third consecutive quarter of slowing growth. This trend reflects weaker momentum in the industrial sector.

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MDM Pricing Trends Report: Third Quarter 2019

This report is researched and produced by MDM editors. View the Second Quarter report here.

These product groups provide a snapshot of inflation trends based on the Producer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Third quarter 2019 pricing levels are compared with second quarter 2019 and third quarter 2018. 

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This issue includes...

  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Revenue Growth Continues to Decelerate
  • Commentary: Market Continues to Show Signs Slowdown
  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: Third Quarter 2019
  • Third Quarter 2019 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: September 2019
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: August 2019
  • News Digest 4920

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Third Quarter 2019 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples

In this two-page report, available to download in PDF after log-in, we feature data on merger and acquisition trends and financial metrics for the largest publicly traded distributors across diverse sectors in the third quarter of 2019.

In partnership with Houlihan Lokey, an investment banking firm, the report includes data on M&A activity trends across all industries (not just distribution), as well as valuation multiples for deals in all industries.

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