Top Shops: Capital Equipment as a Percentage of Gross Sales

The most profitable shops in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey are the ones that spend the most on capital expenditures as a percentage of gross sales.

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The most profitable shops in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey are the ones that spend the most on capital expenditures as a percentage of gross sales.

The 2018 survey shows that Top Shops spent about 10 percent of gross sales on capital equipment, while other shops spent around 3 percent. The average was 7.6 percent, and the mean was 5 percent.

For more information on the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, please visit pfonline.com/zones/top-shops.

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