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 Key Buyers Chapter
This industry has a low level of market share concentration, with no company expected to command more than 2.0% of industry revenue in 2014. The majority of companies are small, with nearly three-quarters of industry manufacturers employing fewer than 20 employees. An estimated 22.5% of firms are medium-size, employing between 20 to 99 employees. Lastly, an estimated 5.7% of industry companies employ 100 or more people.
Industry concentration varies significantly among product segments. For example, sheet metal manufacturing has a higher level of industry consolidation, accounting for about half of industry revenue but less than 15.0% of industry enterprises. In addition, some of the larger-sized companies like Quanex been actively acquiring other industry players... purchase to read more