EBITDA increase in the chemical distribution industry from digital levers by 2020

This statistic shows a forecast of the range of additional EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) that the global chemical distribution industry can earn by 2020 from incorporating digital levers. It is forecast that by incorporating digital levers, the chemical distribution industry can see improved EBITDA margins of between 2 and 3.5 billion U.S. dollars.

Additional EBITDA from applying digital levers in the chemical distribution industry worldwide by 2020

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February 2017



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Supplementary notes

* Fast moving companies only. This is defined by the source as industry winners expected to outperform historical ten-year real industry growth by a factor of 1.5-2 during the next five years, with a return on sales calculated for a sample size of 25 percent of industry sales. Figures for this section amount to less than one billion U.S. dollars.
EBITDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.
Excluding distruptive industry changes such as increased chemical sales from 3-D printing, and assuming constant revenue base and industry growth.

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