Benchmarking Plus

Enabling action through comparison

Establishing industry benchmarks is essential to any acquisition or transaction. But all too often, company benchmarking doesn’t provide the details and context required to pinpoint vulnerabilities or opportunities, or to make a truly informed decision

More data to compare means better business benchmarking. That’s why Benchmarking Plus goes beyond the usual publicly sourced data to set standards that really matter. The platform leverages KPMG’s robust, proprietary database which gleans information from our engagements with 1,000+ private companies and large volumes of third party data.

Benchmarking Plus gives you access to a rich, accurate data set from your distinct peer group and enables us to compare and analyze your most important KPIs against the most relevant benchmarks, virtually on demand. We’re often able to deliver the data and insights you need in a matter of hours – a huge advantage in transactions.



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  • 1,000+ Data points
  • When does Benchmarking Plus come into play?

1,000+ Data points

A few of our 1300+ financial data points

  • COGS
  • Gross margin
  • R&D expense
  • Sales cost
  • Logistics expense
  • Rent
  • Insurance
  • Warranty claims
  • Return on capital
  • Days sales outstanding
  • Cash conversion cycle
  • Inventory
  • % of revenue from top 5 clients
  • Revenue per sq. ft.
  • % of private label sales
  • Customer churn rate

A small sample of our 1,000+ Data points

  • # of plants owned
  • Average plant age
  • Daily cycle time to perform monthly close
  • # of invoices processed per accounts payable employee
  • HR personnel cost per $1K revenue
  • # of learning days per employee
  • IT cost per employee
  • # of IT employees
  • # of IT employees per $1B revenue
  • Spend per supplier
  • # of suppliers

When does Benchmarking Plus come into play?

The portfolio of services in the internal site

  • Compare a target’s operational and financial performance to industry peers.
  • Identify potential risks and opportunities in a target’s cost structure and performance.

Spin-offs, equity carve-outs and divestiture of assets

  • Determine if expense estimates for both parent and carved out entity are in-line with the general industry benchmarks.
  • Identify amount of support function costs that can be attributed to the carved out entity.
IPO assessment
  • Identify what financial and operational metrics are usually reported in regulatory filings by peers.
  • Compare operational and financial performance of the IPO candidate to peers.
Ad hoc projects
  • Conduct quick comparator analysis of target and peers on operational metrics, reporting standards and support function metrics.
  • Assess company valuations and deal metrics.