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Couriers & Express Delivery Services Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
Key Companies   .
Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Couriers & Express Delivery Services


Overview of the U.S. Couriers & Express Delivery Services 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 Couriers & Express Delivery Services: 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.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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[PREMIUM]

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.

market forecast

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 Couriers & Express Delivery Services 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

Transportation Of Non-Perishable/Climate-Controlled Boxed, Palletized, And Other Packed Goods, By Air

International, Scheduled Transportation Of Non-Perishable/Climate-Controlled Boxed, Palletized, And Other Packed Goods, By Air

International, Scheduled Transportation Of Bundled Postal Mail By Air

Domestic, Scheduled Transportation Of Non-Perishable/Climate-Controlled Boxed, Palletized, And Other Packed Goods, By Air

Domestic, Scheduled Transportation Of Bundled Postal Mail By Air

Transportation Of Documents And Parcels

Local Transportation And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items



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 of Couriers & Express Delivery Services by state

Couriers & Express Delivery Services Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Couriers & Express Delivery Services companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

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
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
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 Couriers & Express Delivery Services 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 Couriers & Express Delivery Services 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 Couriers & Express Delivery Services 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 Managers0%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 83%
Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers 6%
Motor Vehicle Operators 34%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 5%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Couriers & Express Delivery Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Network Global Logistics trademarks "NGL" - Downloadable software that enables shippers of freight using truck, rail, ocean or air transportation to select routes and carriers, to communicate with carriers, and to manage pickup and delivery of shipments; downloadable software for logistics management, inventory management, and supply chain management - 12/22/2017
  • Newgistics trademarks "CXO" - advisory and consultancy services in the field of consumer behavior and purchasing experiences - 11/21/2017
  • Pace Runners trademarks "PACE LOGISTICS" - Courier services; Shipping and delivery services - 06/15/2017
  • SHYP patents Image Processing And Item Transport - 12/03/2015
  • SHYP raises $2 million in funding. - 04/23/2015




  • Top Innovators

    7
    CompanyInnovation Score
    SHYP7
    Newgistics
    Dhl Express Usa

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Courier firms seek clarity on framework of e-way bills - Courier ... Services Tax (GST) regime, is expected to track evasion of the unified tax. GST collection dipped to Rs 83,346 crore in October from Rs 92,000 crore in September and the government is keen to step up collections. The Rs 10,000 crore express ... (01/08/2018)
    • China's express delivery firms tap capital market - Best Inc. and SF Express, which have already debuted on Chinese and overseas exchanges. With the help of the capital market, private courier companies can upgrade, increase investment, widen their global networks and improve services, said Xu Yong ... (01/04/2018)
    • Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Industry to Keep the Momentum in E-commerce Market for Quality Delivery Services - The report “Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Industry” contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. The Global Courier, Express, and Parcel (CEP) Market report covers the detailed analysis of ... (01/04/2018)
    • Courier firm to pay Rs 6,100 to city resident - Chandigarh: A district consumer disputes redressel forum has directed DTDC Express ... had availed the services for sending two articles -- a hard-disc and a power bank -- to his son in Kolkata on October 18, 2016 and paid Rs 260 as courier charges. (01/04/2018)
    • Air Freight & Courier Services - Dec 28 (Reuters) - Pos Malaysia Bhd ::UNIT POS AVIATION SDN AWARDED CONTRACT TO PST VENTURES SDN TO PROVIDE SECURITY, ICT SERVICES & WARRANTY SERVICES ... Dec 26 (Reuters) - NIPPON EXPRESS Co Ltd ::Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) affirmed ... (12/29/2017)
    • Global Courier Express and Parcel Services Category Market 2017: Rise in the Offering of Enhanced Services - Research and Markets - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Courier Express and Parcel Services Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. One of the key growth contributors for global courier express and parcel ... (12/27/2017)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $219,047,116 on Couriers & Express Delivery Services. It has awarded 5,461 contracts to 169 companies, with an average value of $1,296,137 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 Couriers & Express Delivery Services 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.

    Transportation Of Documents And Parcels
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Couriers & Express Delivery ServicesOpportunity/Threat

    Sales from other industries of Transportation Of Documents And Parcels are less than those from Couriers & Express Delivery Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Transportation Of Documents And Parcels sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Transportation Of Documents And Parcels Product Sales Report

    International, Scheduled Mail Transportation By Air
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Couriers & Express Delivery ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Scheduled Freight Air Transportation Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of International, Scheduled Mail Transportation By Air are less than those from Couriers & Express Delivery Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their International, Scheduled Mail Transportation By Air sales, taking market share from this industry.
    International, Scheduled Mail Transportation By Air Product Sales Report



    Domestic, Scheduled Freight Transportation By Air
    Domestic, Scheduled Freight Transportation By Air Product Sales Report

    Domestic, Scheduled Freight Trans By Air, Gen Non-Perishable Goods
    Domestic, Scheduled Freight Trans By Air, Gen Non-Perishable Goods Product Sales Report

    Local Trans And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items
    Local Trans And Delivery Of Small Purchased Or Serviced Items Product Sales Report

    International, Scheduled Freight Transportation By Air
    International, Scheduled Freight Transportation By Air Product Sales Report

    Intl, Scheduled Freight Trans By Air, Gen Non-Perishable Goods
    Intl, Scheduled Freight Trans By Air, Gen Non-Perishable Goods Product Sales Report

    Trans Box & Pallet Gd, No Clim-Ctrl, Except Intrmd Tnk Cont, Rd, Ltl
    Trans Box & Pallet Gd, No Clim-Ctrl, Except Intrmd Tnk Cont, Rd, Ltl Product Sales Report

    Warehousing Services
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