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April 2020

Download this Issue as a PDF: April 25, 2020

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The anecdote to uncertainty is information. In this issue of MDM Premium, our quarterly MDM-Baird data issue, you’ll find the latest information on how hundreds of distributors and manufacturers are responding to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as their projections for the second quarter and full year. We bring you analysis from Baird’s David Manthey, who breaks down market conditions and how the industry is planning to come out of the downturn. You’ll also find the first quarter pricing trends report as well as sales and inventory trends and distribution financial metrics and trading multiples from Houlihan Lokey.

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MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: 5 Trends Emerging from the Industry Response to COVID-19

MDMs quarterly survey in partnership with investment banking firm Baird reveals a consensus among more than 600 participants: The industry began feeling the effects of the pandemic shutdown very quickly in March, with many expecting to experience an impact on business operations, supply chain, cash flow and even solvency through at least the end of the year.

MDM Pricing Trends Report: First Quarter 2020

These product groups provide a snapshot of inflation trends based on the Producer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. First quarter 2020 pricing levels are compared with fourth quarter 2019 and first quarter 2019. 

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First Quarter 2020 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 fourth 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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