Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Personal Watercraft Manufacturing industry is dominated by popular brands like Wavecraft and Sea-Doo. Sales of these recreational vehicles depend on disposable income and leisure time. Industry revenue dropped during the recession and is still low; over the next five years continued disposable income growth will bring revenue back to its prerecession level.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Personal Watercraft Manufacturing industry experiences a moderate level of capital intensity, with an average of $0.27 spent on capital for every dollar spent on wages. Although new capital technologies have been introduced, labor is still required to manufacture goods and operate machinery and design new products. As the industry continues to advance technologically, capital costs will increase as more specialized machinery and equipment will be required. Capital investment is estimated to have grown in the past five years as increasing import competition and a growing trade deficit has resulted in companies in the industry investing in labor-saving technologies that will produce greater cost efficiencies.
Capital intensity varies according to the scale of the operations... purchase to read more