Natural Gas Companies and Utilities
SIC 4924 | NAICS 221210
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides
sources for industry trends
financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
the following sections listed below to view available resources by category:
industry analysis, trends, statistics, and
statements and financial ratios;
compensation and salary surveys;
and business valuation resources.
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
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:
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry trends, statistics, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Sample report and selected data including market size based on revenue, five-year average growth rate, number
of businesses, and total employment are available free online.
American Gas Association
Research & Insights
Comprehensive selection of reports address various aspects of the industry, with topics covered including
energy studies, statistics, market indicators, utility financial and operational metrics, state profiles,
utility rankings, and market presentations. All information can be viewed free online.
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Topics covered on this free educational website include an overview of the processes involved in delivering
gas to end-users ranging from exploration and extraction to distribution and marketing, market structure
and supply and demand factors, regulatory and environmental issues, and new technologies.
Analyses & Studies
U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Natural Gas: Consumption
Various reports, analyses, and studies provided include the "FERC Market Analysis", the annual "Summer
Outlook" and "Winter Outlook" reports, and the quarterly "Top 40 Producers" reports along with additional
reports from a variety of other sources. All reports are available free online.
"Consumption" sections under the "Data" and "Analysis & Projections" tabs include reports which address
topics such annual outlook; short-term forecasts of supply, demand, and price projections; consumption by
end use; number of residential, commercial, and industrial customers by state; and state shares of U.S.
deliveries by end-use market sector. All reports and data can be downloaded and viewed online.
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
Natural Gas Distribution
Standard & Poor's survey provides in-depth coverage of the gas distribution business in the U.S., with topics
covered including current business environment; industry profile, trends, and operations; key ratios and
statistics; additional references; and comparative company analysis. Sample report is available online.
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for this energy sector in the U.S. and other
countries, with end-use segments analyzed including commercial, power generation, industrial, residential,
and transportation. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.
Market analysis report provides 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.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Industry Financial Ratios
Natural Gas Distribution
Search for "221210"
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
Sample national and metropolitan area reports are available free online.
American Gas Association
Income Accounts, Balance Sheets, and Analytical Ratios
Financial data available in the "Income Accounts, Balance Sheets, and Analytical Ratios" section include
current and historical composite income statements, balance sheets, and financial and operating ratios for
investor-owned companies, with data reported by type of company (e.g., transmission, utility combination,
utility distribution, utility integrated, and overall utility). All information can be viewed free online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Gas Marketing and Distribution
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this sector on a national, state,
and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, upper/lower
quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.
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