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Industrial Gas Suppliers and Distributors

SIC 5169 | NAICS 424690

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
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Carbon Dioxide  (view report)
Nitrogen, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Acetylene & Other Gases  (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 Limited
Gasworld (US Edition)

Monthly trade journal features news and information for the North American industrial gases industry, with special features including the "Distributor Zone" section that provides key insights into distributor business trends and "Market Outlook" reports for specific products (e.g., CO2, hydrogen, helium, and LNG and CNG) and markets (e.g., manufacturing, health care, oil and gas, and welding and cutting).

Data Key Communications
Welding & Gases Today

Quarterly trade publication features news and information for welding gases, supplies, and equipment distributors, with special features including the "Annual Business Forecast"  (1st Quarter issue) which provides growth outlook forecasts for the coming year by market segment and geographic region and also includes commentary by survey participants on their plans and expectations for the year ahead.

Freedonia Group
Industrial Gases: U.S. Industry Study with Forecasts

Comprehensive market research study provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with gases covered in the report including hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, helium, argon, and acetylene, and information provided for each gas including supply and demand, production and shipments, pricing trends, demand by market for specific markets, and market share by company.

Industrial Gases Reports

CEH (Chemical Economics Handbook) reports provide information on producer capacities and plant sites, production statistics and trends, consumption and forecasts by end-use application, prices and price trends, and imports and exports, with products covered in these reports including acetylene, air separation gases (nitrogen, oxygen, argon), calcium carbide, carbon dioxide, helium, and hydrogen.

TMR Research
Industrial Gases Market

Market research report analyzes the market for industrial gases on a global basis, with information provided for the U.S. market including historical and forecast sales for hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, argon, helium, and acetylene, and firms profiled in the report including Airgas, Inc., Praxair, Inc., Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Linde Group,  Air Liquide, and Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Industrial Gas Suppliers and Distributors  Search for "424690" to see reports for specific types of product lines

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

Industrial Gas Suppliers and Distributors
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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

Gases and Welding Distributors Association
Compensation Survey

Annual compensation survey provides base salary, hourly wage, bonus, and total compensation data for GAWDA members, with job categories covered by the survey including executive personnel (e.g., chief executive officer, chief financial officer), operations personnel (e.g., office manager, purchasing agent, and warehouse supervisor), inside and outside sales representatives, and branch managers.

PayScale, Inc.
Industrial Gases Wholesalers

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this sector such as district sales manager, account manager, distribution supervisor, and route driver, with distributors for which compensation data is provided including Airgas, Inc., Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Praxair, Inc., Air Liquide America Corporation, Linde Gas USA, LLC, and Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.

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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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