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Software Companies – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7372  |  NAICS 511210

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Software Publishing  (view report)
By Type: Operating System & Productivity | Business Analytics & Enterprise | Security
Database, Storage & Backup | Design, Editing & Rendering | Video Game
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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:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

D2 Emerge LLC
SD Times

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

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.

Software & Services: Software

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

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

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).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Software Publishers  Search for "511210" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Software Publishers  Search for "511210" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Software Publishing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Software Manufacturing

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

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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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for public and private company sales transactions by SIC or NAICS Code. These databases provide detailed information for sales transactions including sales price and terms, purchase price allocation, target financial data, and deal-derived valuation multiples. Sample reports can be viewed free online.

Software Equity Group, LLC
Research Reports

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.

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