Semper International

Semper’s ‘Industry Insight’ Survey FInds Increase in Printing Sales
November 6, 2012

“This year, sales were slow through mid-August. Sales didn’t pick up until the Fed announced its third round of quantitative easing in mid-September,” reports Dave Regan, Semper International CEO. Seventy-two percent of companies surveyed reported a profitable third quarter.

Semper Finds a Boost in Optimism Among Printers Surveyed
April 24, 2012

In its latest quarterly market survey, Semper International found that industry sales foundered during late February and March. They bounced back in April, creating optimism about revenues in the coming months—53 percent of companies expect sales to improve in the second quarter of 2012.

Semper Survey Finds Uptick in Printing Sales, but Negative Outlook Continues
November 7, 2011

According to Semper International’s latest quarterly report, 61 percent of companies surveyed had a profitable third quarter—the smallest quarterly drop (4 percent) this year. The number of respondents reporting an increase in sales is up almost 5 percentage points in the first two weeks of fourth quarter.

Semper Survey Finds Increased Pessimism, Negative Industry Outlook
August 10, 2011

While 62 percent of companies surveyed reported a profitable quarter, their current sales are down 8 percent over the previous quarter, likely an indication of the traditional second-quarter slowdown, according to Semper International’s quarterly printing company survey.

Semper Survey Finds Rebound in Industry Outlook, Willingness to Hire
February 15, 2011

The most recent “Industry Insight” survey found 73 percent of companies surveyed had a profitable Q4. This represents an increase of nearly 13 percentage points over the previous quarter. The vast majority indicated hiring levels will remain the same or increase.

Semper Finds Mixed Indicators in Its Latest Industry Insight Survey
November 2, 2010

About 60% of companies surveyed reported a profitable Q3. While down quarter to quarter, it was stronger than a year ago. Looking at the first two weeks of Q4, current sales indicate a strong increase—although this could be a seasonal trend. The number of companies reporting a decrease in sales dropped from 35% to 24%.