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Metal Forging and Stamping Manufacturers

SIC 3460 | NAICS 332110 & 336370

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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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
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Penton Media
Forging Magazine
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for executive, management, purchasing, and process control personnel, with special features including the annual "Business Outlook Survey" (December issue) which is included in the "Feature" section and can be viewed free online with registration.

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year 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:

Forging Facts / Where, Why, and How? / where-why-how
Sections listed above provide a summary overview of the North American industry and include information on sales, employment, products, processes, and applications. All information is accessible free online.

Design Engineering Center
Above section provides more in-depth information on forging processes, products, and applications and how they compare to other forms of metal products manufacturing. All information is accessible free online.

Vision For The Forging Industry Of The Future
Industry-consensus document analyzes key competitive challenges facing the industry and identifies specific goals that will have the most significant impact on its ongoing competitiveness and its role in the global manufacturing market. All information is accessible free online.

Industry Orders and Shipments
Annual report provides information on overall sales in terms of both dollars and tonnage/pounds shipped, with additional breakdowns by major market, type of product (ferrous/non-ferrous metals and high-temperature alloy metals), and forging process (impression/closed die, open die, and seamless rolled ring).

Precision Metalforming Association
Business Conditions Report
Monthly report reviews business trends and member expectations for the next three months, with measures covered including general economic activity, daily shipping levels, incoming orders, production lead times, and customer payment trends. Current and prior month summary articles are listed by month in the "PMA Press Room" news section; summary article and full report can be downloaded and viewed online.

GIA Research
Metal Stampings, Forgings, and Castings
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the metal stampings, forgings, and castings market in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including market overview and analysis, technological trends, historical and forecast sales by product segment, focus on selected players, and global market perspective. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Metal Forging & Stamping Manufacturers  Search for "3321" and "336370"

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

Forging Industry Profits
Annual financial benchmarking report analyzes participating members' profitability and provides comparative performance data in aggregate, by process (impression die, open die, and rolled ring), and by sales size group. Report is available to participating members only; contact association for more information.

Precision Metalforming Association
Financial Analysis Report
Financial analysis survey provides financial and operating performance measures for metal forming and fabricating companies, with survey data broken out by level of profitability, type of manufacturer (e.g., stamping, non-stamping), and primary market (e.g., automotive, non-automotive). Table of contents and sample excerpts from the report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Management Compensation Survey Report
Annual salary survey provides compensation and benefit information for supervisory and management job positions with survey results broken out by geographic region and company sales class. Survey is available free of charge to participating members and can be purchased by nonparticipants.

Annual Hourly Wage & Benefit Survey Report
Comprehensive annual survey provides compensation and benefit information for production personnel with survey results broken out by geographic region and union vs. non-union workforce. Survey is available free of charge to participating members and can be purchased by nonparticipants.

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