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Warehousing and Storage Services

SIC 4225 | NAICS 493110

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Public Storage and Warehousing  (view report)
Specialized Storage and Warehousing  (view report)
Refrigerated Public Storage and Warehousing  (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

Information resources available from this trade association include:

WERC Sheet
Bimonthly newsletter features news and information for warehouse and logistics professionals, with content sections including facilities, strategies, people, systems, and transportation. Current and prior issues of the newsletter can be viewed free online with registration.

WERC Watch Reports: DC Measures
Annual distribution center performance survey provides operational and financial metrics for distribution centers by industry, type of customer served, and business strategy, with specific performance areas addressed including customers, operations, financials, capacity/quality, and employees.

First Research

Warehousing and Storage
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

Transport Intelligence
North America Distribution and Warehousing
Market research report provides a comprehensive review of trends affecting the North American warehouse market, with topics covered including economic overview of the region; summary of trends and developments within the region from a supply and demand standpoint; and detailed analysis of the warehouse and distribution markets in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

Armstrong Associates, Inc.
The Business of Warehousing in North America
Market research report analyzes the warehousing market in North America, with topics covered including market overview, transactional price guides, metrics, contract and public warehousing, current rental and vacancy rates, and more. Table of contents can be viewed free online.

Warehousing and Storage  Search for specific terms or keywords
In-depth market research reports include information on market size and segmentation; marketing strategy; product and market forecasts; business trends, risks, and opportunities; key participant profiles; market share data; and more. Summary abstract and table of contents can be viewed free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Warehousing and Storage Services  Search for "4931"
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
Warehouse and Storage Services  Search for "493110"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for warehouse and storage companies. 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 free online.

Compensation Surveys

Information resources available from this organization include:

Warehousing Salaries and Wages
Compensation survey provides salary and wage data for exempt and non-exempt employees by facility size, geographic location, and type of business, with statistical measures reported for each job position including average, median, upper and lower quartile, and upper decile compensation.

Warehousing Benefits Programs
Benefits programs survey provides employee benefits information for exempt and non-exempt employees, with data provided for individual benefits including total company cost for each benefit, total cost of each benefit as a percentage of compensation, and percentage of employees using each benefit.

Business Valuation Resources