Sign Companies and Manufacturers
SIC 3993 | NAICS 339950
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
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:
Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for professional sign and commercial graphics companies, with topics covered in the magazine including products, markets, trends, and technologies and special interest sections including electrical signage, digital graphics/finishing, wraps, architectural/ environmental signage, and specialty imaging. Digital editions of the magazine are available 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:
Information resources available from this trade association include:
State of the Industry Survey
U.S. Sign Industry Size and Impact Study
Survey of Operations
Networld Media Group
Digital Signage Future Trends
Biennial survey of over 900 professionals provides a comprehensive look at trends affecting digital signage, with topics covered including spending and usage, audience breakdown, emerging technologies, deployment by specific industries (e.g., retail, foodservice, and healthcare), and expert commentary on selected topics.
Digital Signage Systems
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including product overview, market analysis and trends, historical and forecast sales by product segment, product innovations/introductions, recent corporate activity, and focus on select players. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
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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.
Survey of Operations
Operations benchmarking survey provides financial and operating data for national sign companies, with data provided including income statement and balance sheet ratios and other financial and operating measures categorized by annual company sales volume (e.g., sales below $30 million, sales above $30 million). Executive summary can be viewed free online; full report is only available to survey participants.
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Compensation and Salary Surveys
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
Wage, Salary, and Sales Compensation Benchmarking Report
Biennial compensation survey provides salary and wage information for management and production personnel employed by firms in this manufacturing sector, with job positions covered in the survey including president, chief operating officer, vice president, chief financial officer, marketing manager, purchasing manager, production manager, plant production foreman, and quality control manager.
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Business Valuation Resources
Small Business Valuation Multiples
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.