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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Commercial Air, Rail & Water Transportation Equipment Rental & Leasing

Overview: the U.S. Commercial Air, Rail & Water Transportation Equipment Rental & Leasing 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 Commercial Air, Rail & Water Transportation Equipment Rental & Leasing: 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 Commercial Air, Rail & Water Transportation Equipment Rental & Leasing 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

Rental And Leasing Of Air, Rail, And Water Transportation Equipment (Without Operators)

Rental And Leasing Of Aircraft

Rental And Leasing Of Rail Transportation Equipment

Rental And Leasing Of Ships And Other Commercial Vessels

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.

U.S. map by state

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 Commercial Air, Rail & Water Transportation Equipment Rental & Leasing 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 Commercial Air, Rail & Water Transportation Equipment Rental & Leasing 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 Commercial Air, Rail & Water Transportation Equipment Rental & Leasing 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 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers5%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 5%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 20%
Retail Sales Workers 10%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 8%
Counter and Rental Clerks 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 22%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 9%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics 7%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 7%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 20%
Motor Vehicle Operators 9%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 9%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 7%
Material Moving Workers 8%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Commercial Air, Rail & Water Transportation Equipment Rental & Leasing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Oyster farmer's guide to pier growing and becoming a rock star - The larger mesh increases water ... acre leasing fee to include only the pier footprint, which amounts to less than $10 for their pier. They purchased a $37 oyster harvest license and filed an operation plan to the Department of Health and became ... (12/31/2017)
  • Bayonne: The Year in Review - Catalyst projects within a four-block radius of the 22nd Street Light Rail station include 19 East, a 138-unit luxury rental building ... of ER visits from Bayonne and southern Jersey City. Transportation and infrastructure The Bayonne Bridge and Exit ... (12/27/2017)
  • Ted Evanoff: Heavy truck burns no fuel - While that lease may sound steep, $7,000 is close to the monthly payment on a $150,000 loan for a diesel truck. Ever rising prices for diesels have put exotic, fuel cell-powered trucks (American astronauts in space drank water supplied by the spacecraft ... (12/24/2016)
  • FED: We're generally pleased with the economy - Commercial sales and leasing ... plant that makes water valves announced an expansion. A furniture maker and a producer of exercise equipment also announced expansions in Minnesota. In contrast, weakness was noted among producers of transportation ... (07/13/2016)
  • Canada-owned oil sands mine in Utah to begin producing in fall - The Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining approved that plan, but ThinkProgress reported it did so on the condition that the company submits a comprehensive strategy to monitor air and water quality ... timing of non-rail transportation to new markets ... (07/24/2015)
  • The next phase: Kaiser’s Mead smelting plant undergoes demolition - In 2000, for example, IRG bought the vacant, 3,000-acre McClellan Air ... water and sewer. Less urgent but also important, Messmer said, is the eventual completion of the North Spokane Corridor to provide a direct connection to Interstate 90. Once ... (10/06/2013)
  • Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue - Steel still may be viewed as Northwest Indiana's industrial king, but the region's trucking and overall freight hauling and logistics industry — which includes heavy trucks, rail, air and water transportation — generates an estimated $3.2 billion in ... (05/12/2012)
  • Top 10 North American ports - Within the 108 miles (174 kilometres) of deep-water frontage on both sides of the ... and approximately 60 million live within 700 miles. Ample truck, rail and air connections allow shippers to economically transport their goods between Houston and inland ... (05/01/2007)
  • Commercial Property/New Jersey; In Jersey City, an Industrial Park by the Hudson - Galiher, said he is also negotiating for another building, of up to 60,000 square feet on three acres, for MCST Preferred Transportation ... commercial brokerage and real estate services company. During that same time the average annual per square foot ... (02/25/2001)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $82,917,335 on Commercial Air, Rail & Water Transportation Equipment Rental & Leasing. It has awarded 673 contracts to 66 companies, with an average value of $1,256,323 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Boat rental (except pleasure), Aircraft rental and leasing, Tanker rental or leasing, Railroad car rental and leasing, Ship rental or leasing without operators, Airplane rental or leasing, Boat rental or leasing, commercial, Tugboat rental or leasing, Towboat rental or leasing, Barge rental or leasing, Steamship rental or leasing without operators, etc.

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