SIC 2759 | NAICS 323114
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Periodic business climate survey provides year-over-year sales trend information for participating firms by revenue source (e.g., graphics and web design; offset printing; digital copying and printing; mailing services; signs, banners, and large format; and advertising specialties ) and geographic region (e.g., Northeast, Southeast, Central, and West). Current and prior surveys can be viewed free online.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Quick Printing Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for the commercial printing, visual, and graphic arts industries, with special features including the annual state of the commercial print industry report (January issue), annual quick printing franchise review (April issue), and top 100 small commercial printers report (June issue). Current and archived digital editions can be viewed free online.
Annual report ranks the top 100 small commercial printers by annual sales for the most recent year, with information provided for each firm including firm name, city, owner/CEO, annual sales, sales growth rate for most recent year, number of shops, total employees, sales per shop, sales per employee, and year founded. Report is available online in June digital edition of QP magazine.
Annual Franchise Review
Annual report provides financial and operating data for the top quick-print franchises, with information provided for each franchise including total system-wide sales, North American sales, percent of sales by job type, sales per shop, number of North American shops, minimum start-up capital required, and total capital investment required. Report is available online in April digital edition of QP magazine.
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.
Biennial financial benchmarking survey includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial and operating ratios for quick printers and other small commercial printers, with survey data broken out by number of stores (single, multiple), type of business (franchise, independent), annual sales volume, percent of copying sales, profitability quartiles, local area population density, and geographic location.
Annual financial analysis study allows users to compare their company's financial performance against industry averages for all firms and high profit firms (top 25 percent), with financial benchmarking data provided in the study including income statements, balance sheets, and financial and operating ratios categorized by sales size range, level of profitability (typical versus high profit), and geographic area.
Biennial wage and benefits study provides compensation and benefits data for quick printers and small commercial printers, with compensation data for management, outside sales, customer service, and production personnel broken out by sales volume and level of profitability, and employee benefits practices addressed in the survey including health insurance coverage and paid leave policies.
Annual survey provides wage and benefits information for management, administrative, and production personnel by primary market classification, firm size based on annual revenue and number of full-time employees, and geographic region, with statistical measures for wage and base salary data including average, median, upper and lower quartile, ninetieth percentile, and lowest and highest reported.