Gartner Research

Cost Structure Performance in the Commercial and Professional Services Industry

Published: 11 April 2019

ID: G00708003

Analyst(s): Finance Research Team

Summary

Learn about the optimal cost structure for earning excess shareholder returns in the commercial and professional services industry. CFOs should use this information to inform board-level discussions about cost structure in an environment of steady revenue and margin expansion.

Table Of Contents

The Cost Structure Challenge

Guidance on Benchmarking Your Total Cost Structure

Trends in Commercial and Professional Services Industry Growth and Profitability

Growth Strategies and Cost Structure in the Commercial and Professional Services Industry

Operating Costs in the Commercial and Professional Services Industry

COGS

SG&A

R&D

D&A

Invested Capital in the Commercial and Professional Services Industry

Operating Working Capital

Net PP&E

Net Intangible Assets

Goodwill

Conclusion

About This Research

Endnotes

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