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Cost of Doing Business

How Dealers are Measuring Up

The 2016 Cost of Doing Business study reveals areas where dealers must up their performance to get back to being profitable.
When it comes to unit sales of farm machinery, in the past 5 years North American farm equipment dealers have seen the highest highs and the lowest lows they’ve experienced in the past 3 decades. As sales rose in 2012 and 2013, so did many of the industry’s operational and financial measures. Likewise, as sales began dipping in 2014, these same indicators reflected the industry’s downturn.
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Cost of Doing Business: How to Use CODB Numbers to Up Your Dealership's Performance

Data collected by dealer associations for more than 50 years is another tool dealers can use to measure and monitor their business performance.
The year 2015 may well be a trying one for many farm equipment dealerships. Recent record profits and tax incentives have allowed farmers to own a fleet of new or nearly new equipment. In the future, equipment purchases may be severely restricted if there are changes in earnings or tax rules.

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