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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • 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

  • 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

  • Truckload Carriers

    ... JB Hunt, Swift Transportation, Schneider National, and Werner Enterprises (all based in the US), along with Seino Transportation (Japan) and TransForce (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer spending and manufacturing output. The profitability ... Read More

  • Wineries

    ... Gallo, Jackson Family Wines, and The Wine Group (all based in the US); as well as Distell Group (South Africa), Gruppo Italiano Vini (Italy), Treasury Wine Estates (Australia), Veuve Clicquot (France), and Viña Concha y ... Read More

  • Wood Window & Door Manufacturing

    ... based in the US), as well as LIXIL Group (Japan), Masonite (Canada), and Türelemente Borne (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for wood windows and doors is closely tied to residential construction activity, both new construction and ... Read More

  • Consumer Lending

    ... SLM (better known as Sallie Mae), along with Provident Financial and Tesco Personal Finance (both based in the UK) and Orient Corporation (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income and demographics. The profitability ... Read More

  • Environmental Consulting Services

    ... and Tetra Tech, as well as the environmental and consulting divisions of large engineering and construction firms such as AECOM, Bechtel, and CH2M HILL. Other major companies include Wood Group (based in the UK), Arcadis ... Read More

  • Fuel Oil & LP Gas Dealers

    ... Partners, all based in the US, as well as Japan's Mitsui & Co, Ultrapar Participações of Brazil, and Dutch firm SHV Holdings. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural heating needs drive demand. The profitability ... Read More

  • Lending

    ... Express, Capital One Financial, Discover Financial, OneMain Holdings, and SLM (better known as Sallie Mae), as well as Housing Development Finance (India) and Provident Financial (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by interest rates, consumer ... Read More

  • Lodging

    ... companies include Hilton, Las Vegas Sands, Marriott, and MGM Resorts (all based in the US), as well as Accor (France), InterContinental (UK), and SJM Holdings (Hong Kong). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Business and leisure travel drive demand. ... 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

  • 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

  • Sales Promotion Services

    ... such as Aimia and subsidiaries of major advertising agencies such as Omnicom and WPP. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by economic growth and by corporate profits. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient order ... 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

  • Steel Service Centers & Other Metal Wholesalers

    ... cleaning, or edging services. Major companies include Reliance Steel & Aluminum and Ryerson (US), IMS International Metal Service (France), Klöckner (Germany), and Russel Metals and Samuel, Son & Co (Canada), and Stemcor Holdings (UK), as ... Read More

  • Title Insurance Carriers

    ... Fidelity National Financial, First American Title Insurance, Old Republic National Title, and Stewart Title (all based in the US), as well as First Canadian Title and Secure Legal Title (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Home sales and ... Read More

  • Wireless Telecommunications Services

    ... is experiencing market saturation, growth in mobile subscriptions is expected to come mainly from emerging markets in Africa and Asia. Industry growth in those regions is driven by large and relatively young populations, fast GDP ... Read More

  • Airlines

    ... and United; leading companies based outside the US include Air France-KLM, China Southern Air, Deutsche Lufthansa, Emirates Group, and International Airlines Group. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Airline demand depends highly on the health of the economy, which ... 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

  • Chemical Manufacturing

    ... Arabia), and Sinopec (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Because chemicals are used to make a wide variety of industrial and consumer products, demand is driven by the overall health of the US economy. The profitability of individual ... Read More

  • Exterminating & Pest Control Services

    ... Rollins), as well as the pest control operations of Rentokil Initial and EcoLab (both based in the UK) and Sanix (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by sales and occupancy of residential, commercial, and industrial ... Read More

  • Finance & Insurance Sector

    ... and insurance companies include AIG, Bank of America, Citigroup, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, MetLife, and Wells Fargo (all based in the US), as well as Allianz (Germany), AXA (France), BNP Paribas (France), and Industrial ... 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

  • Handtool, Cutlery & Flatware Manufacturing

    ... kitchen pots and pans. Major US companies include Blount International, Klein Tools, Lifetime Brands, LS Starrett, Snap-on, and the tools unit of Stanley Black & Decker. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends heavily on the construction and ... 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

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