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Bend and Stretch: Our Eighth Annual Cost Management Survey

The best companies remain focused on cost cutting, whatever the business cycle.

66

25.1

91.1

89.8

-2

Genuine Parts

67.8

23.4

91.2

90.5

6

Ikon Office Solutions

56.2

32.8

89

91

13

Danka Business Systems

18.7

70.1

88.9

91.1

6

Industry median

84.2

10.4

95

94.9

12

All values are % of operating revenue

1Cost management index = (COGS + SG&A) / operating revenue for 2000

2Average cost management index for 1997­-2000

3Compound annual growth in operating profit before depreciation

Analysis performed by Gunn Partners, an Exult company
Data provided by Media General Financial Services Inc.

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