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Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers

SIC 3660 | NAICS 334200

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Communications Equipment Manufacturing  (view report)
Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing  (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

Telecommunications Industry Association
ICT Review and Forecast

Comprehensive annual publication provides market forecasts for various segments of the information and communications technology industry, with topics covered in the report including industry overview, major trends, landline market, enterprise and consumer market, mobile and wireless communications market, and international markets. Detailed table of contents from the report is available free online.

IDA Science & Technology Policy Institute
Analyzing the Telecommunications Equipment Sector Using a Qualitative Framework

Research paper provides an overview of the telecommunications sector and analysis of equipment used in this sector by product subsector, with key subsectors covered in the report including core optical networks (e.g., SONET/SDH, DWDM), routers and switches (e.g., IP core routers, IP edge routers, carrier Ethernet switches), and wireless networks (e.g., Long-Term Evolution, WiMAX).

S&P Global Intelligence
Communications Equipment

Standard & Poor's survey provides in-depth coverage of this product sector, with topics covered in the report including sector performance, major trends, operational overview, and key ratios and statistics, and with companies covered in the comparative company analysis section including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Harris Corp, Juniper Networks, Motorola Solutions, Nokia Corp, and Qualcomm.

IHS Markit
Information resources available from this organization include:

Telecom and Datacom Network Hardware and Software
Annual report provides market size and share and forecast data for telecom/datacom hardware and software by market segment on a global and regional basis, with major segments covered in the report including broadband; pay TV; optical networks; carrier routing, switching, and Ethernet; VoIP and IMS; mobile/wireless infrastructure; enterprise and data center networks; and enterprise communications.

Research section provides in-depth analysis of the telecom/datacom hardware and software market by market segment on a global and regional basis, with segments covered in individual reports including broadband, data centers, enterprise communication and networks, mobile and wireless, VoIP and IMS, optical, and pay TV and video. Summary highlights from selected reports can be viewed free online.

Dell’Oro Group
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Quarterly Reports
Quarterly reports provide market share information for the telecommunications equipment sector by market segment, with information provided including manufacturers' revenues, units shipped, and average selling prices, and with market segments covered including carrier Ethernet, controllers and adapters, enterprise telephony, Ethernet switch, mobile RAN, storage systems, and wireless LAN.

5-Year Forecast Reports
Five-year forecasts provide a comprehensive overview of market trends for the telecommunications equipment sector by market segment, with information provided including manufacturers' revenues, units shipped, and average selling prices, and with market segments covered including access, carrier IP telephony, microwave transmission, optical transport, routers, servers, and wireless packet core.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Communications Equipment Manufacturers  Search for "3342" to see reports for specific types of 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

Communications Equipment Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

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

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Communications Equipment Manufacturing

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector, with products covered by the survey including both wired (e.g., central office switches, PBXs, telephones, answering machines, gateways, modems, and routers) and wireless (e.g., cellular phones, radio and television broadcasting equipment, and transmitting/receiving antennas) communications technology.

PayScale, Inc.
Telecom Equipment Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as director of operations, senior systems engineer, technical writer, international trade compliance manager, and channel account manager, with employers for which compensation data is provided including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Cisco Systems, Aviat Networks, Ciena Corp., and Valmont Industries.

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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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