Gartner Research

Cost Structure Performance in the Materials Industry

Published: 11 February 2019

ID: G00704367

Analyst(s): Finance Research Team

Summary

Learn the optimal cost structure for earning excess shareholder returns in the materials industry. CFOs should use this information to inform board-level discussions about cost structure in an environment of stagnant revenue and shrinking margins.

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

The Cost Structure Challenge

Guidance on Benchmarking Your Total Cost Structure

Trends in Materials Industry Growth and Profitability

Growth Strategies and Cost Structure in the Materials Industry

Operating Costs in the Materials Industry

COGS

SG&A

R&D

D&A

Invested Capital in the Materials Industry

Operating Working Capital

Net PP&E

Net Intangible Assets

Goodwill

Conclusion

About This Research

Endnotes

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