Warwick, (PressExposure) March 22, 2009 -- The latest Imaging Industry Margin Index Report from the Woodford Group reveals a resilient industry with consistently steady performance, in spite of strong economic headwinds. The current report, the twentieth in the quarterly series, provides the most recent data points and analysis revealing key trends within the imaging industry as a whole, as well as individual strengths and weaknesses of 12 key players.
The Woodford Group specializes in providing imaging industry consulting to the financial community. Since 2004, the Woodford Group together with their partner, the Photizo Group, has tracked key revenue and profitability metrics of these 12 companies, which represent well over 90 percent of the distributed imaging industry.
Rob Sethre, CEO and principal analyst at Woodford Group, commented: âWhile we did see some pockets of weakness, altogether the results are impressive. The imaging industry continues to deliver steady revenue and profit streams due to its vital importance to daily business life and a solid, profitable annuity flow. Well-positioned imaging companies will survive the economic crunch better than their counterparts in other sectors, and they will emerge from the current fiscal crisis with new products and application areas to drive future growth.â
The report focuses on quarterly, as well as accumulated total market revenue and operating income data points. In addition, the respective shares achieved by the companies included in the index are tracked and analyzed. The updated results reveal short- and long-term trends, overall industry business drivers, as well as individual leaders and laggards. In one cut of the data, Woodford Group notes that the cumulative revenues for 2008 were the highest ever. In addition, operating income levels were the second highest, far surpassing earlier years.
Sethre continued: âOf course, the data alone tells only half the story. The other half is told by our analysts, who apply their relevant industry experience and considerable knowledge base to meticulously review and interpret the results and then present them in clear, unbiased form.â The Imaging Industry Margin Index Report is available immediately. To purchase a copy as an individual report or as part of a quarterly subscription package, contact the Woodford Group at http://www.woodford-group.com or call 1-845-987-6201.
ABOUT THE WOODFORD GROUP: The Woodford Group (www.woodford-group.com) provides unique data and analysis to Wall Street decision makers and strategists. By providing unmatched insight into the imaging market, the Woodford Group assists Wall Street clients in making informed investment decisions. The Woodford Group is unique in its exclusive focus on the financial community, its institutional independence, deep industry experience and sophisticated analysis tools.