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Spader dealers report slight decline in gross margin percentage

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December 18, 2012
Filed under News, Top Stories

The latest industry composites provided to Powersports Business from Spader Business Management show that Spader dealers saw a slight decline in company gross margin of 0.5 percent year-to-date in October 2012 compared to the same time period in 2011.

Company sales saw a 14.9 percent YTD dollars increase in October 2012 compared to YTD October 2011. Unit inventory rose by 22.4 percent YTD dollars in October 2012 compared to YTD October 2011.

The YTD points change for YTD October 2012 compared to YTD October 2011 is as follows:

Company gross margin: minus 0.5 points

Net percent of sales: plus 0.3 points

Personnel expense ratio: minus 0.1 points

Variable expense ratio: minus 0.7 percent

Fixed expense ratio: minus 1.1 percent

The Spader training and consulting firm tracks North American powersports dealers, both large and small, to compile an average profile, then compares year-over-year trends in a number of different categories.

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