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Telephone Companies

SIC 4813 | NAICS 517110

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Telecommunications Resellers  (view report)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers  (view report)
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers  (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

Telecommunications Industry Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

TIA Annual Industry Playbook
Annual guide provides an overview of the information and communications technology industry, with a focus on policies that will continue to drive innovation and investment. Publication can be viewed free online with registration.

ICT Market Review and Forecast
Comprehensive annual report analyzes industry trends and provides market forecasts for the various segments of the information and communications technology industry. Sample excerpt and listing of the various segments covered can be viewed free online.

First Research

Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Wireless Telecommunications Services
Telecommunications Services
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

Information resources available from this trade association include:

How Wireless Works / Wireless Quick Facts / quick-facts
Above sections include an overview of how wireless technology works and a statistical snapshot of the wireless industry. All information can be viewed free online

CTIA Annual Wireless Industry Survey
Annual survey provides a wide range of current and historical trend data for the wireless industry, including estimated subscriber connections, total service revenues, total minutes and messages, average local monthly bill, average call length, and more.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Telephone Companies  Search for "517"
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

Compensation Surveys

National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
NTCA Compensation & Benefits Survey
Comprehensive annual survey provides detailed compensation and benefit information for more than 80 job positions in small independent telephone companies, with survey data broken down by number of access lines, annual revenue, geographic region, total employment, years in position, and lines of business.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Telecommunications Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI AssessorĀ®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

Business Valuation Resources

CCH Business Valuation Guide
Chapter 29 - Independent Local Telephone Companies
Hawkins, Paschall, CCH, annual
Chapter 29 addresses industry-specific issues and factors to be considered in performing valuations for independent local telephone companies.