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Sign Manufacturers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 3993  |  NAICS 339950

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Sign Manufacturing  (view report)
Billboard & Outdoor Advertising  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

National Business Media, Inc.

Monthly trade journal features news and information for sign and commercial graphics professionals, with topics covered in various issues of the publication including products, markets, trends, skill sets, and technologies and sections focused on specific areas of interest including electrical signage, vinyl wraps, digital graphics and finishing, specialty imaging, and architectural and environmental signage.

International Sign Association
Resources available from this trade association include:

Industry Size and Scope
Economic impact study conducted by Ernst & Young LLP measures the direct and indirect economic effect of sign manufacturers and other firms that contribute to their output on the U.S. economy, with information provided including number of companies, direct and indirect economic output, number of employees, value of goods and services purchased, employees wages paid, and total tax payments.

Pulse Survey
Annual report provides a snapshot of where the industry is and where it is headed, with respondents weighing in on their business performance for the past six months and for the upcoming year ahead, and also providing insights on hiring and equipment purchasing plans and the most important issues and challenges facing their business. Current and past survey reports are available to members only.

First Research
Sign Manufacturing

First Research report provides industry analysis, statistics, trends, and forecasts for firms that design, manufacture, and install digital signs and displays used to convey information and display advertising messages, with major companies in this sector including Brady Corporation, Visual Graphic Systems, Inc., and Daktronics Inc. (all in U.S.), Marahrens Group (Germany), and Shingokizai Co. Ltd. (Japan).

Future Market Insights
Signage Market Outlook

Market research study provides an in-depth analysis of this sector on a global basis, with information provided including historical demand and forecast by product type (e.g., in-store/outdoor promotional and directional signage), end use (e.g., supermarkets and hypermarkets, stores, schools and offices, industrial sector, entertainment), region (e.g., North America), and for selected countries (e.g., USA).

The Business Research Company
Sign Market Analysis, Size, and Trends

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided including market size and forecast by type (e.g., traditional billboards and signs, digital billboards and signs), application (e.g., indoor, outdoor), end-market (e.g., banking, financial services, and insurance, retail, transportation and logistics, healthcare), and region (e.g., North America, U.S.).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Sign Manufacturers  Search for "339950" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Sign Manufacturers  Search for "339950" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Sign Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

International Sign Association
Wage and Benefits Report

Annual compensation survey provides a detailed analysis of salaries, wages, and employee benefits for 60 job positions in the sign, graphics, and visual communications industry, with positions covered in the survey ranging from data entry clerk to chief executive officer and compensation data reported by company size and geographic region to allow users to compare their wages and benefits to peers.

PayScale, Inc.
Sign Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as project manager, production manager, graphic designer, CNC operator, metal fabricator, and sign maker, with companies for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Signtech Electrical Advertising Inc., Sign & Graphics Operations LLC, Sign-A-Rama Inc., and Fastsigns International Inc.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 3993 - Signs and Advertising Specialties Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 339950 - Sign Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Illuminated sign manufacturing - establishments engaged in manufacturing signs, such as neon, LED, and backlit signs, that use internal or external lighting sources to enhance visibility, readability, and visual impact, particularly at night or in low-light conditions.
Non-illuminated sign producers - establishments that manufacture non-illuminated signs, such as billboards, wall-mounted signs, window graphics, vehicle wraps, banners, and yard signs, that rely on ambient light or reflective materials to make them visible.
Electronic display manufacturers - establishments primarily engaged in the manufacture of electronic displays, such as digital billboards and LED screens, which are used to display information, advertisements, or messages in a visually dynamic manner.
Traffic and safety sign producers - establishments specializing in the production of signs that convey information about traffic rules and regulations, warnings, routes, distances, destinations, and points of interest to motorists, pedestrians, and other road users.
Banner and flag production - establishments focused on the production of banners, flags, and other similar display products that are made from fabric or other flexible materials and are used for a variety of purposes including advertising, promotion, and events.
Trade show display manufacturing - establishments that design and produce trade show displays, such as booths, banners, and modular exhibits, that showcase and promote a company's products and services to potential clients, partners, or customers.
Point of purchase display manufacturers - establishments that create point of purchase displays, such as countertop displays, endcap displays, and freestanding units, which are used to promote products and encourage impulse purchases.
Custom sign fabricators - establishments primarily engaged in designing and producing custom signs, including architectural signage, dimensional letters, and vehicle wraps, that are tailored to the specific needs and preferences of their clients.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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