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Electrical Contractors

SIC 1731 | NAICS 238210

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Electrical Contractors  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Penton Media, Inc.
EC&M Magazine

Monthly trade publication features news and information for electrical contracting professionals, with topics covered in various issues including business management, market and construction trends, design, operations, safety, and training, and special features including the annual "Top 50 Electrical Contracting Firms" (September issue) and the "Construction Market Forecast" (December issue).

First Research

Electrical Contractors
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Electronic Systems Outlook

Semiannual outlook report provides historical and forecast data for low-voltage electronic systems construction put in place by vertical market and on a U.S. regional basis, with electronic systems covered in the report including audio and video systems, phone systems, data networks, building automation and control systems, fire and security systems, lighting systems, and digital signage.

Publications available from this trade association include:

Electrical Contractor Magazine
Monthly publication features news and information for the electrical contracting industry, with topics covered in each issue including business and legal matters, code and standards, power quality and management, integrated systems, cabling and datacom, and new products and technology, and special features including the annual "Construction Outlook" published in the December issue.

Integrated Systems Contractor
Bimonthly EC Magazine supplement focuses on topics relevant to contractors working with low-voltage fire, security, automation, control, and communications systems, with editorial themes for individual issues of this publication including current trends and developments for the residential market (October issue) and commercial, industrial, and institutional markets (December issue).

Profile of the Electrical Contractor
Feature article provides a profile of the electrical contracting industry, with topics covered in the article including personnel demographics, changes in number of employees, changes in company size, average sales from various building categories, number of project types, and types of work performed in previous year by category, and average percentage of sales from specific sectors.

Electrical Contractor Top Line Report
Biennial report provides a comprehensive review of the electrical contracting industry, with topics covered including company size in terms of revenues and employees, employee demographics, types of work performed by market (e.g., residential, commercial) and category, number of states in which work is performed, and sources of revenue by sector, project type, and building category.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Electrical Contractors  Search for "238210"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Financial Benchmarker

Interactive online tool allows electrical contractors to perform side-by-side comparisons of their firm's financial and operating performance with the industry as a whole and with other similar firms in terms of company type, annual company revenue, and geographic region, with over 20 comparative ratios provided that enable a user to measure a company's liquidity, profitability, efficiency, and leverage.

Financial Analysis of Industry Report

Biennial financial analysis report allows systems integrators to compare their firm's financial and operating performance with the industry as a whole and with similar firms based on firm size and systems focus, with firm background information provided in the report including location, firm size, primary system focus, primary vertical market, staffing, and competitive bid versus direct sales.

Compensation Surveys

Officer and Overhead Personnel Compensation Report  Search for "compensation"

Biennial salary survey provides total compensation data, including salaries, bonuses, and dividends, for corporate officer positions (e.g., president, CEO, secretary, treasurer, and vice president) and average annual wages for other overhead personnel (i.e., non-direct labor personnel), with survey results reported in aggregate as well as by annual company sales volume and geographic region.

Compensation & Benefits Report

Biennial salary survey provides compensation and benefit information for a variety of job positions in the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry, with compensation data for each job position reported by firm size and geographic region and with job positions covered in the survey including design engineer, salesperson, project manager, lead installer, and electronic systems technician.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Electrical Contractors

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that install, repair, and service electrical wiring, components, and equipment used in power generation and distribution, facility power and lighting, automation and control, and data and communications systems.