Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the five years to 2014, revenue and profit were volatile for the Sheet Metal, Window and Door Manufacturing industry, due to significant ebbs and flows in input prices and downstream demand. The price of primary inputs such as aluminum and steel fluctuated by double digits, challenging profit margins for industry operators, since they were unable to pass on price increases. The industry however, is poised for solid growth over the five years to 2019, due to increasing demand from downstream industries and stabilizing input prices... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Sheet Metal, Window and Door Manufacturing industry is currently in the mature stage of its life cycle. The industry's contribution to the overall economy, or industry value-added (IVA), is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 4.1% during the five years to 2019. While industry IVA will outpace GDP, which is projected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.5% during the period, this is due to a recoup of significant losses incurred during the recession and does not accurately reflect real industry growth.
Indicative of a mature industry life stage, merger and acquisition activity has been prominent during the period. Operators looking to gain sales in a saturated market have opted to acquire smaller competitors and expand their market share... purchase to read more