SIC 1731 | NAICS 238210
The following guide to market research and industry analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Penton Media, Inc.
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 profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Publications available from this trade association include:
Electrical Contractor Magazine
Integrated Systems Contractor
Profile of the Electrical Contractor
Electrical Contractor Top Line Report
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.
Financial Benchmarking Data
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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.
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.
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Officer and Overhead Personnel Compensation Report
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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.
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Business Valuation Resources
Small Business Valuation Multiples
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.