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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

  • OBGYNs

    ... Demand is driven by population growth and private insurance and government health care policies. In private practices, profitability depends on insurance participation and reimbursements, patient volume, and administrative efficiency. In hospitals and outpatient clinics, profitability ... Read More

  • Poultry Product Manufacturing

    ... Farms, and Tyson Foods; as well as Industrias Bachoco (Mexico), Charoen Pokphand Foods (Thailand), New Hope Group (China), and the Brazilian firms BRF and Copacol. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by domestic meat consumption trends ... Read More

  • Poured Concrete Foundation & Structure Contractors

    ... alterations, maintenance, and repairs. Major companies, all based in the US, include Baker Concrete Construction, Berkel & Company Contractors, Stewart Builders, and United Forming. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by residential, commercial, and government-funded construction ... Read More

  • Roofing, Siding & Sheet Metal Contractors

    ... and Tecta America, all based in the US. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for roofing services is closely tied to maintenance needs and new construction. Demand for replacement and repair is closely tied to storm activity. Profitability ... Read More

  • Social Assistance

    ... Humanity, The Salvation Army, and Food for the Poor (all based in the US), along with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Switzerland), Sanctuary Housing (UK), and World Food Programme (Italy). ... Read More

  • Tobacco Manufacturing

    ... UST), Philip Morris International, and Reynolds American (a subsidiary of British American Tobacco); China National Tobacco; UK-based British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands; and Japan Tobacco. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by discretionary consumer spending ... Read More

  • Trucking

    ... Logistics, and YRC Worldwide, as well as Hitachi Transport System and Seino Transportation (Japan), Eddie Stobart (UK), and TFI International (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The rapid growth of online shopping and quick delivery options is expected ... Read More

  • Wholesale Sector

    ... companies based outside the US include Brenntag (Germany, chemicals), Medipal (Japan, drug and household products), and WPG (Taiwan, electronic components). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE For most distributors, demand is closely linked to local economic activity. The profitability ... Read More

  • Wind Power Generation

    ... Energy, and Pattern Energy, as well as EDP Renováveis and IBERDROLA Renewables (both based in Spain), EDF (France), and EON Climate & Renewables (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for wind power generation is driven by public ... Read More

  • Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

    ... Cushman & Wakefield, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (all US-based), as well as Countrywide and Savills (both in the UK) and E-House China Holdings. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand, which is driven by ... Read More

  • Consumer Services

    ... Jiffy Lube, Regis, Safelite, Service Corporation International, and Weight Watchers; leading companies outside of the US are Frisör Klier (Germany), Funespaña (Spain), and Indigo (formerly Vinci Park, France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer income and demographics drive ... Read More

  • Content & Document Management Software

    ... (Austria), M-Files (Finland), Newgen Software (India), Objective (Australia), and Open Text (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by corporate and government spending and the proliferation of digital content. The profitability of individual companies depends on ... Read More

  • Cruise Ships

    ... of industry revenue, include Carnival, Disney, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean Cruises (all headquartered in the US); major operators based outside of the US include Genting Hong Kong and TUI (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Deep Sea Freight Transportation

    ... CGM (France), COSCO (China), Crowley (US), Evergreen (Taiwan), Hapag-Lloyd (Germany), and MSC Mediterranean Shipping (Switzerland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by global imports and exports. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and ... Read More

  • Household Appliance Stores

    ... driven by home sales, home remodeling, replacement due to product failure, and technological innovation. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and merchandising. Large companies can negotiate volume discounts from manufacturers. Small companies ... Read More

  • Investment Firms

    ... National (all based in the US), along with CITIC (Hong Kong), EXOR (Italy), and SoftBank (Japan). The industry also includes the investment arms of major banks, such as JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank ... Read More

  • Media

    ... Time Warner, Twenty-First Century Fox, and Viacom. Major companies based outside the US include Germany's Bertelsmann and ProSiebenSat.1 Media, as well as France's Vivendi. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Massive media conglomerates dominate the global content production and ... Read More

  • Motor & Generator Manufacturing

    ... Franklin Electric, and Regal Beloit, as well as divisions of Emerson Electric and GE; major companies based outside the US include Nidec (Japan), Panasonic (Japan), and Siemens (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Industrial and manufacturing companies drive ... Read More

  • Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care Facilities

    ... include Brookdale Senior Living, Genesis Healthcare, Golden Living (owned by GGNSC Holdings), and HCR Manor Care (all based in the US), along with Bupa (UK), ExtendiCare (Canada), Korian (France), and Orpea (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Self-Storage Services

    ... and retrieve their goods. Major US companies include REITs such as CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage, Life Storage, and Public Storage (all based in the US), along with Dymon Storage (Canada), Safestore (UK), and Shurgard (Belgium). ... Read More

  • Semiconductor & Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

    ... Qualcomm (all based in the US), along with Broadcom (Singapore), Samsung Electronics (South Korea), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and Toshiba (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The industry depends highly on demand from the computer industry and makers ... Read More

  • Specialty Trucking

    ... flatbeds, tankers, car carriers, or refrigerated trailers. Major US companies include CR England, Jack Cooper Transport, New Prime, and Quality Distribution, along with units of general freight trucking companies like JB Hunt and Schneider National. ... Read More

  • Telephone Call Centers

    ... Alorica, Conduent, Convergys, Sitel, and TeleTech (all based in the US), as well as Atento (Brazil), Teleperformance (France), and Transcom Worldwide (Luxembourg). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is largely driven by consumer spending and business activity. The ... Read More

  • Transformer Manufacturing

    ... (Germany), and Schneider Electric (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by construction spending and industrial production. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient manufacturing and economies of scale in purchasing. Large companies compete by ... Read More

  • Motion Picture Production & Distribution

    ... Warner Bros. Outside the US, major companies include Toho of Japan and Village Roadshow of Australia, as well as Wanda Film Holding, the movie production operations of China's Wanda Group. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer spending drives ... Read More

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