Office Supplies & Stationery Stores

 

NAICS 453210: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following:
(1) retailing new stationery, school supplies, and office supplies; (2) retailing a combination of new office equipment,
furniture, and supplies; and (3) retailing new office equipment, furniture, and supplies in combination with selling new computers.

 




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Margins and Profit

  • Pre-Tax PROFIT %
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    Pre-Tax PROFIT %
  • Gross Margin %
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    Gross Margin %

Inventory Productivity

  • GMROI
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    GMROI
  • Inventory TURNOVER
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    Inventory TURNOVER

Financial Strength

  • Debt-to-Worth Ratio
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    Debt-to-Worth Ratio
  • Current Ratio
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    Current Ratio

©Copyright, The Retail Owners Institute®. Benchmark Trend Charts based on data from Risk Management Association Annual Statement Studies, 2019/2020.  www.rmahq.org


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"How and when can these benchmark numbers be used?"

For perspective 

• Calculate these ratios for your own business, and then see how you compare to your retail industry segment.

For goal setting 

• Use these benchmarks when you are setting your own target ratios for the next year.

For preparation 

• Seeking a bank loan for your business? The bankers will look at these industry benchmarks as they assess your store's performance. 

For understanding 

• The credit departments of your vendors and landlords will examine your ratios to assess your credit worthiness.

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• Use The ROI's Key RATIOS Calculator to quickly calculate your own ratios. 

 

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About the Retail Segments

The segments featured at The ROI reflect the definitions and designations of the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).

The top of each Retail Segment Page on The ROI site includes the NAICS code and the NAICS definition for that industry segment.
 

About the Key Retail Ratios

The ROI has selected six key ratios (from the abundance of ratios available) that are particularly important for retailers to regularly monitor and manage. See The ROI's Benchmarks Resource Center to learn more about these key ratios for retailers.

The ROI's exclusive Retail Benchmark Trend Charts show the median value reported by Risk Management Association's Annual Statement Studies for each of these key ratios each year.

Remember, there also is a Top Quartile – and Bottom Quartile – of results for every segment. See your local library for those details.

As you examine the trends in any retail segment, here are some pro tips for you.

An upward trend is usually a good sign - with one exception. That is the Debt-to-Worth ratio, where lower is financially stronger, as it indicates less debt.

There really are no right or wrong ratios. However, examining the trends over time can provide early warnings of potential trouble spots.

Connecting the dots of the cause-effect connections can be very revealing. For more on that, see How to Use The ROI's Benchmark Numbers Like a Pro

 

 

 



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