PMA Research Finds Strong Double-Digit Unit and Revenue Growth for Professional Large-Format Displays

San Juan Capistrano, California – September 28, 2016. PMA Research (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on large displays, has published their latest set of monthly sell-through tracking reports on large-format (32” and larger) flat panel displays being sold by leading U.S. AV/IT Distributors and Pro AV dealers and integrators who serve commercial markets.

In the AV/IT Distribution channel, PMA’s August sell-through tracking report showed that unit sales of touch-enabled models grew 40% from July. Sales of models warranted for use 24/7 — which now represent about one third of the total sales volume — rose by 21% month over month. In addition, sales of 60”-69” models jumped 31% in August. These segments helped to fuel solid growth for sales of professional displays which rose sequentially by 15% in volume and 12% in revenues in August and cemented the upward trend for year-over-year growth.

Samsung and NEC were the two best-selling brands in the Distribution channel in August, with combined sales accounting for more than 60% of the total sales in the channel according our sample.


In the Pro AV Channel, August unit sales and revenues of large-format displays also saw positive double-digit growth. Unit sales in August were up 15% vs. July 2016 and revenues in August were up 25% from July. On a year-on-year basis, unit sales grew by 22% and revenues ran 43% ahead of August 2015. The revenue growth is directly related to the growth in +90″ sales where unit volume doubled Y/Y. For the same time-frame, revenues nearly tripled on strong sales of Sharp’s LC-90LE657U and PN-R903 as well as NEC’s E905.

About PMA Research

PMA Research (PMA) specializes in worldwide market information for the projector industry, including detailed and comprehensive coverage of High-End Projectors, Mainstream Projectors, and Pico Projectors. With a series of quarterly projector shipment and forecast reports along with monthly sales tracking, PMA publishes data-driven insights for projector manufacturers, component suppliers, accessory companies and channel partners.  Expanded coverage of the display industry includes market information on U.S. Professional Large-Format Flat Panel Displays. PMA’s Flat Panel Tracking Reports offer timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, revenues and true volume-weighted street prices of Professional Large-Format Flat Panel Displays sold by leading U.S. dealers, systems integrators, and distributors.

PMA Research was formerly Pacific Media Associates, which was established by Dr. William Coggshall. Dr. Coggshall was a co-founder of Dataquest (now part of Gartner) and helped start the syndicated high-tech market information business. PMA Research has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company’s US headquarters is located at 25852 Avenida Cabrillo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: +1 (949) 493-4601.