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Commercial Printing

SIC 2752 | NAICS 323110

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

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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:

Sample report is available online.

Printing Impressions

Monthly trade publication features news, analysis, and information for the graphic arts industry with a specific focus on the commercial print segment, with special features including the "Annual Top 25 Hot Markets for Print Demand Exclusive Forecast" (January issues) and the annual "Outlook for Key Print Markets" (December issue). Free subscription is available upon request for qualified parties.

Commercial Printing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:

Sample report is available online.

Printing Industries of America
Economics & Market Research / Print Market Publications / print-market

Comprehensive selection of publications provides in-depth information and analysis for the various segments of the printing industry, with topics covered in these reports including economic trends, industry forecasts, and market updates, and with the print market publications providing a focused look at the specific needs of current and potential customers for over 40 end-user print markets.

Freedonia Group
Commercial Printing

Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of this manufacturing sector, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by process (e.g., lithographic, digital, flexographic, gravure, screen) and application (e.g., advertising, books, periodicals, catalogs, directories, labels, wrappers,  garments, and fabrics). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Supplier Relations US, LLC
Printing Industry

Comprehensive reports provide in-depth analysis of this manufacturing sector, with segments analyzed separately in individual reports including prepress services; lithographic (offset), digital, flexographic, letterpress, gravure, quick, and screen printing; and tradebinding, sample mounting, and postpress services. Summary report descriptions and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

Smithers Pira
The Future of Global Printing

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the printing industry on a global basis, with topics covered in the report including demand drivers, product markets (e.g., books, newspapers, magazines, stationery, labels, packaging), process markets (e.g., offset, gravure, flexography, screen, letterpress, digital), and geographic markets. Summary description and table of contents can be viewed free online.

World-Wide Market for Print: Identifying Opportunities for the Print Industry

Comprehensive study provides an in-depth analysis of global and regional trends, with topics covered in the study including global trends and dynamics in technology, products, and equipment; global market outlook; regional trends and dynamics; and conclusion, implications, and recommendations. Table of contents and complete list of exhibits included in the report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Commercial Printing  Search for "32311"

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

Sample reports are available online.

Printing Industries of America
PIA Ratio Studies

Comprehensive series of publications encompassing 16 separate volumes allows users to compare their financial and operating performance with other similar firms, with financial data provided in the individual studies including income statements, balance sheets, and key financial and operating ratios categorized by sales size range, level of profitability (typical versus high profit), and geographic area.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Printing Industries of America
Compensation & Benefits Surveys

Compensation and benefits surveys available from this trade association include the "Management & Administrative Compensation & Benefits Report", "Outside Sales Compensation Report", and "Annual Wage & Benefits Survey", with information included in these reports broken out by firm size based on annual sales and number of full-time employees, primary line of business, and geographic region.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples
Commercial Printers

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based 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.

Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company transactions by SIC or NAICS code for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.

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