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Software Companies

SIC 7372 | NAICS 511210


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
Software Publishing  (view report)
By Type: Operating System & Productivity | Business Analytics & Enterprise | Security
Database, Storage & Backup | Design, Editing & Rendering | Video Game
 (view reports)

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

D2 Emerge LLC
SD Times
https://sdtimes.com/

Monthly magazine features news and information for the software development industry, with special reports including "The SD Times 100" which recognizes companies and other organizations that are leaders and innovators in various segments of the development market as selected by the editors of SD Times magazine. Current and previous digital editions can be viewed free online with registration.


Freedonia Group
Software Publishing: United States
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes the U.S. market for software products, with data provided the report including historical and forecast publishing industry revenue by product type (e.g., general application, cross-industry, operating system, network, utilities, database, development tools, vertical market, other including custom) and leading companies profiled including IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle.


Technavio
Software & Services: Software
https://www.technavio.com/

Market research reports provide a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with information provided in the reports including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., systems, application), deployment (e.g., cloud-based, on-premises), end-use (e.g., manufacturing, healthcare, retail, BFSI, telecom, media), and region (e.g., APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, South America).


The Business Research Company
Global Software Market
https://www.thebusinessresearchcompany.com/

Comprehensive reports provide an in-depth analysis of the global market for this product sector, with data provided in the reports including market value and forecasts by type (e.g., systems, application), end-use industry (e.g., IT and telecommunications, banking, financial services, and insurance, retail, media, manufacturing, healthcare, education), and deployment (e.g., on-demand/cloud, on-premise).


Grand View Research
Next Generation Technologies: Software
https://www.grandviewresearch.com/

In-depth research reports provide a detailed analysis of the market for this product sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided in the reports including market size and forecast by type (e.g., systems, application), deployment (e.g., cloud, on-premise), and end-use (e.g., BFSI, transportation, government, aerospace and defense, health care, IT and telecommunications, manufacturing, retail).


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Software Publishers
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "511210"

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
Software Publishing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenue for companies that produce programs, tools, and utilities used to operate computers and other electronic devices and enable users to perform tasks using programs designed for specific applications (e.g., word processing, accessing databases, web browsing, playing games).


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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Software Manufacturing
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as marketing manager, product manager, software engineer/developer/programmer, sales engineer, and solutions engineer, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Microsoft Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Oracle Corporation, and Apple Inc.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Software Publishers
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by establishments that produce programs, tools, and utilities used to operate computers and other electronic devices and enable users to perform tasks using programs designed for specific applications (e.g., word processing, accessing databases, web browsing, playing games).


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Business Valuation Resources

Software Equity Group, LLC
Research Reports
http://www.softwareequity.com/

Annual and quarterly reports provide information on mergers and acquisitions in various segments of the industry, with data provided including deal volume, EV/revenue multiples, deal counts by product category and vertical, target market focus, buyer and target backing, target employee count and age, most active buyers, and notable deals by segment. Reports are available free online with registration.


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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