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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Bus & Automobile Transit Systems

Overview: the U.S. Bus & Automobile Transit Systems Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Bus & Automobile Transit Systems: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Bus & Automobile Transit Systems industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Transportation By Road And Transit Rail

Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Transportation By Road, Except School And Common Carrier Routes

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Bus & Automobile Transit Systems company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Bus & Automobile Transit Systems industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Bus & Automobile Transit Systems measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 7%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 75%
Motor Vehicle Operators 67%
Bus Drivers 65%
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 60%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bus & Automobile Transit Systems Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • At the Auto Show in Detroit, a Sneak Peek at What’s New - The Detroit People Mover, an almost three mile, 13-stop monorail system, has a station on the ... Canadian visitors can take an express bus from the Windsor International Transit Terminal in Windsor to the auto show. A round-trip ticket from the terminal ... (01/12/2018)
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  • Why Is CTA Enabling a Transit-Shaming Campaign to Lure Millennials to Wisconsin? - potentially dangerous car commute. And then there’s Chicago’s Divvy bike-share system, which offers a fun, healthy public transportation option, with more than 580 docking stations compared to Milwaukee’s Bublr network, which only has 83. The really ... (01/11/2018)
  • ATU Releases Statement on Elon Musk’s Transit Plan - “Elon Musk’s recent criticisms of public transit reveal his elitist ignorance of U.S public transportation today ... and the doctor because they can’t afford a car or an Uber, constantly struggling to just provide for their families. (01/10/2018)
  • Hopkinsville transit comes as blessing to users - So Howard used the transit system to get her groceries ... Howard said she would be in a crisis situation as using her car is a financial challenge. With the cost of gas and insurance, riding the bus is more affordable for her budget. (01/10/2018)
  • New car taxes, uninterrupted bus system planned - These plans included imposing higher fees for owners of two or more cars and the conversion of the existing Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) to a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT ... on subsequent cars purchased. Car sales in the country have been ... (08/12/2016)
  • DOTC eyes bus rapid transit, more walkways, car-less cities - According to DOTC Assistant Secretary for Planning Sherielysse Reyes-Bonifacio, the Share the Road concept may be realized by government plans to build bus rapid transit systems and walkways in the country's urban areas. "The goal is for the private car ... (04/17/2014)
  • The US Cities With The Best Public Transportation Systems - living near public transportation could have more benefits than you think. Homes within walking distance of transit systems tend to outperform others in the region, while commuters save money when they don't have to pay to own and maintain a car. (01/30/2014)
  • Bergen County, NJ Transit study new bus system, but where should it go? - A team conducting a study on implementing a bus rapid transit system in ... boarding the NJ Transit 175 bus to Ridgewood. “We’re very crowded,” she said of Bergen County. “We need more options other than everybody in their own car and this has ... (11/14/2013)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $31,399,904 on Bus & Automobile Transit Systems. It has awarded 347 contracts to 69 companies, with an average value of $455,071 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Bus & Automobile Transit Systems to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Bus & Automobile Transit SystemsOpportunity/Threat
Commuter Rail Systems Competing industry
Mixed Mode Transit Systems Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail are less than those from Bus & Automobile Transit Systems. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail sales, taking market share from this industry.
Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail Product Sales Report

Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Bus & Automobile Transit SystemsOpportunity/Threat
Limousine Service
Taxi Cab Service

Since sales from Bus & Automobile Transit Systems are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route, companies in the Bus & Automobile Transit Systems industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route Product Sales Report

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Commuter bus operation (except mixed mode), Bus services, urban and suburban (except mixed mode), Bus transit systems (except mixed mode), Local bus services (except mixed mode), Urban bus line services (except mixed mode), Suburban bus line services (except mixed mode), Bus line, local (except mixed mode), City bus services (except mixed mode), etc.

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