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Metal Plating and Finishing

SIC 3471 | NAICS 332800

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Metal Coating, Engraving, Plating, Polishing, and Treating  (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

Supplier Relations US, LLC
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Comprehensive industry market research report provides in-depth analysis of this manufacturing sector, with  segments of this sector analyzed separately in individual reports including "Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing and Coloring" and "Metal Coating, Engraving (except Jewelry and Silverware), and Allied Services". Summary description and detailed table of contents for each of these reports are available free online.

First Research

Metal Coating, Engraving, and Heat Treating
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

GIA Research
Electroplating - A Global Market Report
Market research study provides an overview of the market for this manufacturing sector on a global basis, with topics covered in the study including industry overview, technology, process overview, competitive landscape, and company profiles. Summary description and table of contents are available free online.

Global Research & Data Services
Global Database of the Top Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, and Coloring Companies
Excel-based report provides background and contact information for top electroplating, plating, polishing, anodizing, and coloring companies, with information provided including company name, financial performance data, number of employees, contact information, and names of key executive and management personnel.

Euromonitor International
Coating of Metals and Mechanical Engineering in USA
Market research study analyzes key trends and developments for this market sector, with topics covered in the study including industry overview, production trends, competitive landscape, firm demographics, imports and exports, customers and suppliers, and historical and forecast production by sector (e.g., metal coating and treating, mechanical engineering). Sample report and detailed table of contents are available free online.

BCC Research
Global Markets and Technologies for Inorganic Metal Finishing Processes
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the global market for inorganic finishing processes, with technologies and applications addressed in the study including electroplating and electroless plating, vapor deposition, conversion coating, cladding, thermal spray, ceramic coating, and vitreous enameling. Highlights from the report, scope and analysis discussion, and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Metal Coating, Plating, and Polishing  Search for "3328" to see reports for specific processes
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

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Metal Coating, Plating, and Polishing  Search for "332812" and "332813"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for companies in this manufacturing sector. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed online.

Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Annual occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this manufacturing sector (such as plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders) 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.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Metal Coating, Plating, and Finishing

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 BIZCOMPSĀ®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.