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Meat and Poultry Processing

SIC 2010 | NAICS 311600

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing  (view report)
Rendering & Meat Byproduct Processing  (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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Sosland Publishing
Information resources available from this organization include:

M+P Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for meat and poultry processors, with special features including the annual "Industry Outlook" (December issue) that provides selected results from the most recent "Processor Confidence Survey" and the "Annual Top 100 Processors Report" (March issue) which ranks the leading companies doing business in North America based on annual revenue.

Processor Confidence Study
Annual report provides insights into concerns and expectations for the year ahead based on responses from slaughtering and processing facility executives, with topics covered in the report including general industry outlook, production capacity, company revenue, international sales, gross margins, operations, and capital expenditures. Selected summary data is included in the December issue of M+P Magazine.

Meat & Poultry Facts

Comprehensive resource guide provides insights on key trends affecting the processing industry, with information provided in this text including slaughtering capacity, number of slaughtering plants by state, industry sales, per capita consumption by type of product, cost of materials and value added, beef and pork margins, employment and wages, capital expenditures, and imports, exports, and trade balance.

Freedonia Group
Meat & Poultry Products: United States

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes production and demand at the manufacturers' level, with information provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by type of product (e.g., beef and veal, poultry, pork, and lamb and mutton) and process (e.g., fresh and frozen, processed), and processing companies profiled including Cargill, Incorporated, JBS S.A., and Tyson Foods, Inc.

GIA Research
Meat (Fresh and Processed)

Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with data provided including historical and forecast consumption by product segment (e.g., pork, lamb and goat, beef and veal, and poultry) and select players profiled including Hillshire Brands Company, Cargill, Inc., Hormel Foods, ConAgra Foods, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., and Perdue Farms.

Processed Meat Market in the US

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for this product sector, with market segments analyzed by type of product (e.g., chilled, frozen, and canned/preserved meat and poultry), distribution channel (e.g., supermarkets and hypermarkets, independent retailers, specialist retailers, convenience stores, and service stations), product consumption pattern, and in-home consumption.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Meat & Poultry Processing  Search for "3116" to see reports for specific products

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 including:

  • 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

Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Meat & Poultry Magazine
Salary, Benefits, and Job Satisfaction Survey

Compensation and benefits survey provides base salary, salary change, and total compensation data for executive and mid-level management positions at slaughtering facilities and processing plants that produce beef, pork, poultry, veal, and lamb products, with survey results categorized by company size based on annual net sales for small (less than $100 million) and large (over $100 million) companies.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Animal Slaughtering and Processing

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by companies engaged in slaughtering cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and other animals and processing the carcasses to produce fresh and frozen meat and poultry products, processed meats such as ham, sausage, and lunch meats, and by-products used to produce feed, fertilizers, and lard.

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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