Benchmarking Plus

Benchmarking Plus

Benchmarking Plus goes beyond the usual data to set standards that really matter.

Benchmarking Plus goes beyond the usual data to set standards that really matter.

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 3,000+ 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 analyse 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.


When does Benchmarking Plus come into play?

Transaction Due Diligence

  • 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.


A few of our 140+ financial data points

  • COGS
  • Gross margin
  • R&D expense
  • Rent
  • Insurance
  • Return on capital
  • Days sales outstanding
  • Cash conversion cycle
  • Inventory
  • % of revenue from top 5 clients
  • Customer churn rate
  • Selling and marketing costs
  • General and admin costs as a % of revenue
  • Total personnel expense
  • Revenue per employee
  • Gross profit per employee
  • Total employees
  • Number of employees in general and admin department as a % of total employees
  • Order backlog
  • Working capital
  • Current ratio
  • Debt/equity
  • Net debt/EBITDA
  • Days inventory outstanding
  • Days payables outstanding
  •  Free cash flow
  • Capital expenditure as a % of total revenue
  • Capex/D&A ratio


Find out more in our Benchmarking Plus factsheet (PDF 3.5MB)

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