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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Power Line & Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction Contractors

    ... Industries, Henkels & McCoy, MasTec, and SBA Communications (all based in the US), as well as Nippon COMSYS (Japan), Sirti (Italy), and TKH Group (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by increased electrical transmission ... Read More

  • Rental & Leasing

    ... equipment, as well as nonfinancial intangible assets. Major companies include Aaron's, Avis Budget Group, Hertz Global Holdings, U-Haul, and United Rentals (all based in the US) along with AerCap (the Netherlands), Ashtead Group (UK), LeasePlan ... Read More

  • Steel Production

    ... States Steel (both of the US), as well as ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg); China Baowu Steel Group and HBIS Group (both of China); JFE and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (both of Japan), POSCO (South Korea), Tata ... Read More

  • Automobile Manufacturing

    ... shifts in consumer attitudes have created unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities. In pursuit of sales growth, global automakers have invested heavily in emerging markets, but slower demand, especially in China, has highlighted the risks ... Read More

  • Coal Mining

    ... Major companies include Arch Coal, Cloud Peak Energy, and Peabody Energy (all based in the US), as well as Anglo American (UK), BHP Billiton (dually headquartered in the UK and Australia), Coal India Limited (CIL, ... Read More

  • Drug Stores

    ... Health, and Rite Aid (all based in the US), along with Jean Coutu and Shoppers Drug Mart (Canada), China Nepstar (China), AS Watson (Hong Kong), Matsumoto Kiyoshi (Japan), Anton Schlecker and Dirk Rossmann (Germany), and ... Read More

  • Electrical Products Wholesalers

    ... Electric, and WESCO; top companies based outside the US include Gerrie (Canada), Inaba Denki Sangyo Group (Japan), and Rexel and Sonepar (both of France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Sales are driven by demand from the construction, manufacturing, ... Read More

  • Electronic Equipment Repair Services

    ... companies include UBreakiFix and CPR Cell Phone Repair. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the installed base of electronic equipment, equipment failure rates, and the cost advantage of regularly maintaining and fixing broken and idle ... Read More

  • Farm & Garden Equipment Wholesalers

    ... is driven primarily by the health of the farming sector, which is tied to crop prices and yields. The profitability of individual companies depends on good merchandising and efficient operations. Large distributors have few economies ... Read More

  • Food Manufacturing

    ... and candy. Major companies include US-based Archer-Daniels-Midland, Conagra Brands, Frito-Lay, General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez International, and Tyson Foods; along with COFCO (China), Danone (France), Fonterra (New Zealand), Grupo Bimbo (Mexico), JBS (Brazil), Maruha ... Read More

  • Health Insurance Carriers

    ... and UnitedHealth Group (all based in the US), as well as AEGON (the Netherlands), Allianz (Germany), and BUPA (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for health insurance products is driven by cost of medical care. The profitability ... Read More

  • Industrial Equipment Wholesalers

    ... Supply, Motion Industries, NOW, and WW Grainger, as well as ERIKS (Netherlands), Wolseley (UK), and Würth Group (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The entry of online retailers, primarily Amazon Business, into the industrial equipment wholesale space has ... Read More

  • Insurance Agencies & Brokerages

    ... & Brown, and Marsh & McLennan (all based in the US), as well as Aon, Lloyd's, and Willis Towers Watson (all based in the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Low interest rates, sluggish premium growth, and rising ... Read More

  • Linens Manufacturing

    ... the US); as well as Springs Global Participações (based in Brazil), U10 (France), Vincenzo Zucchi (Italy), and Welspun India (India). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on consumer income and the rate of household formation. The profitability ... Read More

  • Funeral Services

    ... US), along with Arbor Memorial Services (Canada), Dignity (UK), and Funespaña (Spain). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for services is driven mainly by local mortality rates and the population of aging people. The profitability of individual companies ... Read More

  • Furniture Stores

    ... Rooms To Go, and Williams-Sonoma (all based in the US) as well as DaVinci (China), HOLA Home Furnishing (Taiwan), DFS (UK), and IKEA (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Household furniture sales are closely linked to home sales; ... Read More

  • Hospitals

    ... facilities. Major companies include Community Health Systems (CHS), HCA Healthcare, and Tenet Healthcare (all based in the US), as well as Apollo Hospitals (India), Fraser Health (Canada), and Ramsay Health Care (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Hospitals ... Read More

  • Internet Publishing, Broadcasting & Search Portals

    ... Facebook, Google, IAC, and Twitter (all based in the US), as well as Baidu, NetEase, and Tencent (all based in China) and South Korea's NAVER. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The profitability of individual companies depends on their ... Read More

  • Natural Gas Distribution & Marketing

    ... gas and directly distribute it to customers. Major companies include Sempra Energy, CenterPoint Energy, and NiSource (all based in the US); Gas Natural (Spain); GasTerra (the Netherlands); Gazprom (Russia); Centrica (the UK); and Engie (France); ... Read More

  • Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

    ... Mobil (all based in the US), as well as BP (the UK), LUKOIL and Tatneft (Russia), National Iranian Oil Company, PETROBRAS (Brazil), Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands), and Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Companies ... Read More

  • Photographic Services

    ... include portrait studios Cherry Hill Programs, Lifetouch, Picture People, and Portrait Innovations, as well as commercial photo service Getty Images. Outside the US, major companies include H Tempest (UK), Studio Alice (Japan), and Visual China ... Read More

  • Publishing

    ... companies include Advance Publications, Hallmark, Hearst, News Corp, and Thomson Reuters (all based in the US), as well as Axel Springer (Germany), Pearson (UK), RELX Group (UK), and Wolters Kluwer (Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for ... Read More

  • Site Preparation Contractors

    ... Hayward Baker, Manafort Brothers, and Phillips and Jordan (all based in the US), as well as Ground Construction and Keltbray (both based in the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Construction and demolition projects drive demand for site ... Read More

  • Snack Foods Manufacturing

    ... International, Utz Quality Foods, Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, and the snack divisions of diversified food manufacturers such as Campbell Soup and Kellogg (all based in the US); other leading firms include Calbee Foods (Japan), Nongshim ... Read More

  • Solar Power Generation

    ... Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, SunEdison, and TerraForm Power (all based in the US); as well as CECEP (China), Enerparc (Germany), Lightsource Renewable Energy (UK), and Panda Green Energy (Hong Kong). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE As ... Read More

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