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Bottled Water and Ice Manufacturers

SIC 2086 | NAICS 312110

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Bottled Water Production  (view report)
Ice Manufacturing  (view report)

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:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast

Bottled Water Reporter
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for manufacturers and distributors, with major topics covered including industry issues and trends, environmental sustainability, marketing, management, packaging, delivery, and more. Digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Water & Ice Manufacturing

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:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Types of Water
Types of water section discusses the three main sources for water used by consumers, and notes the characteristics and differences between tap, filtered, and bottled, with the latter including a discussion of types of products offered and their composition and sources. All information can be viewed free online.

Markets & Data  Select sections from dropdown menu
Markets and data section provides a variety of statistical data and commentary with regard to the industry and its overall impact on the economy. All information can be viewed free online.

Market Report Findings
Annual market report provides current and historical trend data for the industry, with topics covered including U.S. production volume and revenues, per capita consumption, volume and growth by product segment, and domestic and international developments. Current and prior reports can be viewed free online.

Euromonitor International
Bottled Water in the US
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector, with topics covered including supply and demand trends, historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares, and five-year market forecast. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available online.

International Packaged Ice Association
Industry Trends  Select above title from "Retailers" drop-down menu
Brief summary overview of the ice manufacturing industry includes information on manufacturing and distribution trends. All information is available free online.

Supplier Relations US, LLC
Ice Manufacturing
Comprehensive reports provides in-depth analysis of these industries, with topics covered including historical and forecast shipments and revenue, key financial data, pricing and cost analysis, industry structure, and competitive landscape. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Soft Drink and Ice Manufacturers  Search for "31211"

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

Supplier Relations US, LLC
Ice Manufacturing
Comprehensive reports provides in-depth analysis of these industries, with financial benchmarking data provided including income statements, balance sheets, financial ratios, and capital expenditure analysis. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available online.

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Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Beverage Products Manufacturing
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this manufacturing sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources

The Food Institute
Food Business Mergers & Acquisitions
Annual study provides deal-level transaction detail and other information for mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage business, with product sectors covered in the study including soft drink, water, and juice manufacturers. Detailed table of contents and sample page from the report can be previewed free online.

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Ice and Ice Products Manufacturers

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.

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