Benchmarking Surveys

2016 Financial Ratio & Operational Benchmarking Survey Open through April 22!

Participate in the Survey Now!

The 2016 Financial Ratios and Operational Benchmarking survey is now open for submissions. Key areas featured in this survey are liquidity, profitability, asset management, debt management, value proposition, and marketing effectiveness. This valuable industry resource for companies in the metal forming, fabricating, and processing industry provides a health checkup by enabling companies to compare themselves with others based on several different demographics.

Survey participants will receive:
More participation means more valuable results, so FMA offers all who fully complete the survey a substantial discount on the compiled results.
• FMA/TPA Advantage-level members who complete the survey will receive the results at no charge
• FMA/TPA basic-level members who complete it may purchase the results for $75
• Non-member companies who complete it may purchase the results for $250


Review or begin the survey.

Download the NEW 2016 Financial Ratio Survey Workbook for benchmarking calculations and easy survey completion.


All data submitted remains confidential. The survey results are reported anonymously and feature combined data from all respondents. Compiled results will be delivered to all participants electronically by June 2016.

Please direct questions to or call customer service at 888-394-4362.



Measure Your Company’s Performance

FMA compiles a number of industry statistics to serve as benchmarking tools. These survey products provide details on capital spending trends, salaries, hourly wages, benefits, financial, and operating measures to give your company a competitive edge.

More companies completing surveys means broader data, and more valuable results. Participation in FMA’s Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey (open yearly February through mid-April) and Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey (open mid-May through July) also qualifies company-level members to receive the results for free. In addition to these two annual surveys, watch for news of upcoming opportunities to participate in the Capital Spending Forecast and Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report.