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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Development Tools, Operating Systems & Utilities Software

    ... Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and Symantec (all based in the US), as well as AVG Technologies (the Netherlands) and Trend Micro (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by sales of computing devices, including desktop and ... Read More

  • Distilleries

    ... Suntory (Japan), and United Spirits (India). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven primarily by trends in alcohol consumption and personal income. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and strong distribution channels. Large companies ... Read More

  • Financial Transaction Processing

    ... Global Payments, Heartland Payment Systems, MasterCard, Visa, and Western Union (all based in the US), as well as China UnionPay (China), Cielo (Brazil), and Moneris Solutions (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Technology is transforming the financial transaction ... Read More

  • Home Health Care Services

    ... their homes. Major companies include AMEDISYS, Apria Healthcare Group, Kindred at Home (part of Kindred Healthcare), and Lincare Holdings (all based in the US), along with Allied Healthcare (UK), LVL Médical Groupe (France), and Saint ... Read More

  • Industrial Chemical Manufacturing

    ... Dow (US), Formosa (Taiwan), Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands), Mitsubishi Chemicals (Japan), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Sinopec (China), and TOTAL (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on the overall strength of the economy, because most industrial chemicals ... Read More

  • Interior Design Services

    ... a number of large architecture and design firms offer interior design services, such as Gensler, Perkins + Will, HOK, and Aecom (all based in the US), as well as Stantec (Canada), DB&B (Singapore), and M ... Read More

  • Magnetic & Optical Media Manufacturing

    ... Holdings and Sony (Japan); and Moser Baer (India). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for magnetic and optical media is driven by ever-expanding data storage needs of businesses and consumers. However, demand for particular storage formats can decline ... Read More

  • Magnetic & Optical Media Manufacturing & Reproduction

    ... such media. Major companies include media makers CMC Magnetics (Taiwan) and Sony (Japan); US-based integrated disk drive manufacturers Seagate and Western Digital; and reproducers Arvato (Germany), Sony DADC (Japan), and Technicolor (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Managed Application & Network Services

    ... companies include Amazon Web Services, Google (through Google Cloud Platform), Microsoft's Azure unit, Oracle, and Rackspace (all US-based), along with Alibaba (China) and Interoute (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Companies with the access to capital for new ... Read More

  • Performing Arts Companies

    ... the Metropolitan Opera Association, The Public Theater, and the San Francisco Symphony (all based in the US), as well as Cirque du Soleil (Canada) and The Royal National Theatre (the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Personal income ... Read More

  • Petroleum & Petroleum Products Wholesalers

    ... include Global Partners, Mansfield Oil, Statoil Marketing & Trading (owned by Norway's Statoil), Sunoco (owned by Energy Transfer Partners), and World Fuel Services. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for petroleum comes mainly from auto and truck use ... Read More

  • Petroleum Refining

    ... BP (the UK); and Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumption of gas and diesel fuel. The profitability of refineries depends on feedstock prices, efficient operations and the best mixture ... Read More

  • Public Relations Services

    ... and marketing giants such as IPG, Publicis, Omnicom, and WPP, as well as independent firms such as Blue Focus (China), Havas PR (France), and Edelman (US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven primarily by the health ... Read More

  • Security Guard Services

    ... Group (both of the UK), Prosegur (Spain), Secom (Japan), and Securitas (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the need for the government, corporations, and other entities to protect their facilities, employees, data, and other ... Read More

  • Soft Drink Manufacturing

    ... well as Britvic (UK), Cott (Canada), Red Bull (Austria), and Suntory (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for soft drinks is driven by consumer tastes and demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing. Large ... Read More

  • Taxi & Limousine Services

    ... Taxi and limousine revenue is driven by business and leisure travel. The profitability of individual companies depends on good marketing. Small companies can effectively compete with large ones because there are few economies of scale ... Read More

  • Telecommunications Resellers

    ... provide network access to resellers on a wholesale basis and also own reseller brands. Major US companies include Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA (both owned by Sprint), Cricket Communications (owned by AT&T), and MetroPCS ... Read More

  • Cardiologists

    ... private practices, health care organizations, and hospitals, as well as academic, government, or research institutions. Leading institutions for cardiology and heart surgery include The Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic, both based in the US, ... Read More

  • Aircraft Leasing

    ... in the US), as well as AerCap (the Netherlands). Avolon (Ireland), and Fly Leasing (Ireland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by activity in the air travel industry. The profitability of individual companies depends on the ... Read More

  • Financial Planners & Investment Advisers

    ... of France's AXA), as well as AMP Limited (Australia), IGM Financial (Canada), and units of diversified financial services companies such as Morgan Stanley (US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Aging populations, the shift to defined contribution retirement savings ... Read More

  • Insurance Carriers

    ... include Anthem, AIG, MetLife, Prudential Financial, State Farm, and UnitedHealth (all based in the US), along with Allianz (Germany), Assicurazioni Generali (Italy), AXA (France), and Ping An Insurance (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... Read More

  • Manufacturing Sector

    ... companies include Boeing, Caterpillar, DuPont, Ford, GE, GM, HP, IBM, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, and Tyson Foods (all based in the US); Nestlé (Switzerland), Sanofi (France), Siemens (Germany), and Toyota Motor (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Nonstore Retail

    ... Amazon, eBay, HSN, QVC, and Newegg, as well as Alibaba Group (China), Argos (UK), JD.com (China), MercadoLibre (Argentina), and Otto Group (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumers’ personal income. The profitability of individual ... Read More

  • Plastic Resin & Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

    ... polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene (PS). Major companies include Celanese, Chevron Phillips, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Huntsman, and Momentive Specialty Chemicals (all based in the US), along with Alfa (Mexico), BASF (Germany), China National Chemical Corporation, ... Read More

  • Postal Services

    ... (France), and Japan Post. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on transaction volume and corporate spending on direct marketing. The profitability of individual companies depends on the efficiency of their operations. Large companies have advantages in widespread ... Read More

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