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Scrap and Waste Material Recyclers and Processors

SIC 5093 | NAICS 423930


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.


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  • Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
  • Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
  • Compensation and Salary Surveys
  • Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

IBISWorld
IBISWorld
Recycling Facilities  (view report)
Recyclable Material Wholesaling  (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

GIE Media, Inc.
Recycling Today
http://recyclingtoday.com/

Monthly trade journal features news and information for recycling business owners and managers, with topics covered in each issue including market trends for specific market segments and commodities, business operations, workplace management, and recycler profiles, and special features including the annual "Scrap Market Review" published in the December issue. Digital editions are available online.


Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Scrap Magazine
http://www.scrap.org/
Bimonthly trade association publication features news and information for professional recyclers, with topics covered in various issues including market trends for specific markets and commodities, export trends, business management, equipment, safety and operations, and conference and event coverage, and special features including the annual "Market Forecast" published in the January/February issue.

The U.S. Recycling Industry: Commodities
http://www.isri.org/
Commodities section provides an overview of the recycling process for specific commodities and also includes links to additional information for each commodity such as factsheets, news items, and other resources, with commodities covered including ferrous metals, nonferrous metals (e.g., aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc), paper, plastics, glass, electronics, tires and rubber, and textiles.

ISRI Scrap Yearbook
http://www.isri.org/
Annual yearbook publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. scrap recycling industry and the economic and environmental benefits it provides, and also includes overviews of how scrap materials are generated, processed, and used for commodities such as ferrous metals, nonferrous metals, precious metals, paper and fiber, plastics, electronics, rubber and tires, glass, and textiles.


American Metal Market
Scrap Trends Outlook
https://www.amm.com/

Subscription publication features news and analysis on current and prospective trends in the ferrous scrap metal market, with topics covered in each issue including overall market direction; historical trends by selected grade; outlook by scrap categories; things to watch in the month ahead; market perceptions; outlook by region, buyer, and seller; and longer-term outlook over the next six months.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Recyclable Material Wholesalers / Automobile Dismantling and Recycling
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "423930" and "423140"

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

IBISWorld
Recycling Facilities
(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

PayScale, Inc.
Compensation data available from this organization includes:

Paper and Waste Recycling Services
https://www.payscale.com/
Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in the paper and waste recycling sector such as plant manager, production supervisor, forklift operator, and truck driver, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Waste Management, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Pratt Industries, Inc., and Republic Services, Inc.

Scrap Metal Recycling
https://www.payscale.com/
Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in the ferrous and nonferrous metal recycling sector, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., The David J. Joseph Company, OmniSource Corp., Alter Trading Corp., Newell Recycling of Atlanta, Inc., EMR Group, and PSC Metals, Inc.


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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/

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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