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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Penton Media, Inc.
Monthly trade publication features news and information for electrical contracting professionals, with topics covered in various issues including business management, market and construction trends, design, operations, safety, and training, and special features including the annual "Top 50 Electrical Contracting Firms" (September issue) and the "Construction Market Forecast" (December issue).
Publications available from this trade association include:
Electrical Contractor Magazine
Monthly publication features news and information for the electrical contracting industry, with topics covered in each issue including business and legal matters, code and standards, power quality and management, integrated systems, cabling and datacom, and new products and technology, and special features including the annual "Construction Outlook" published in the December issue.
Integrated Systems Contractor
Bimonthly EC Magazine supplement focuses on topics relevant to contractors working with low-voltage fire, security, automation, control, and communications systems, with editorial themes for individual issues of this publication including current trends and developments for the residential market (October issue) and commercial, industrial, and institutional markets (December issue).
Profile of the Electrical Contractor
Feature article provides a profile of the electrical contracting industry, with topics covered in the article including personnel demographics, changes in number of employees, changes in company size, average sales from various building categories, number of project types, and types of work performed in previous year by category, and average percentage of sales from specific sectors.
Electrical Contractor Top Line Report
Biennial report provides a comprehensive review of the electrical contracting industry, with topics covered including company size in terms of revenues and employees, employee demographics, types of work performed by market (e.g., residential, commercial) and category, number of states in which work is performed, and sources of revenue by sector, project type, and building category.
Electronic Systems Outlook
Semiannual outlook report provides historical and forecast data for low-voltage electronic systems construction put in place by vertical market and on a U.S. regional basis, with electronic systems covered in the report including audio and video systems, phone systems, data networks, building automation and control systems, fire and security systems, lighting systems, and digital signage.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
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- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Interactive online tool allows electrical contractors to perform side-by-side comparisons of their firm's financial and operating performance with the industry as a whole and with other similar firms in terms of company type, annual company revenue, and geographic region, with over 20 comparative ratios provided that enable a user to measure a company's liquidity, profitability, efficiency, and leverage.
Financial Analysis of Industry Report
Biennial financial analysis report allows systems integrators to compare their firm's financial and operating performance with the industry as a whole and with similar firms based on firm size and systems focus, with firm background information provided in the report including location, firm size, primary system focus, primary vertical market, staffing, and competitive bid versus direct sales.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Officer and Overhead Personnel Compensation Report
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Biennial salary survey provides total compensation data, including salaries, bonuses, and dividends, for corporate officer positions (e.g., president, CEO, secretary, treasurer, and vice president) and average annual wages for other overhead personnel (i.e., non-direct labor personnel), with survey results reported in aggregate as well as by annual company sales volume and geographic region.
Compensation & Benefits Report
Biennial salary survey provides compensation and benefit information for a variety of job positions in the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry, with compensation data for each job position reported by firm size and geographic region and with job positions covered in the survey including design engineer, salesperson, project manager, lead installer, and electronic systems technician.
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