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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers


Overview of the U.S. Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 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 Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers: 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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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.

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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 Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 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

Surgical, Medical, And Hospital Equipment And Supplies

Surgical, Medical, And Hospital Instruments And Equipment

Surgical, Medical, And Hospital Supplies

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing

Hardware

Beauty And Barber Equipment And Supplies

Commercial Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Equipment And Supplies

Paper And Plastic Products

Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Supplies, Cosmetics, And Toiletries, Including Body And Hand Soaps

Prescription Drugs

Nonprescription Drugs

Cosmetics And Beauty Supplies

Perfumes And Colognes

Vitamins And Nutritional Supplements

Other Personal Care Supplies, Including Toothbrushes And Razors, Except Electric

Veterinarians' Medicines

Health Aids And First Aid Supplies

Body And Hand Soaps

Vaccines And Laboratory Diagnostic Reagents

Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing

Confectioneries, Including Candy, Nuts, Chips, And Popcorn

Coffee, Tea, And Powdered Drink Mixes

Grocery Specialties

Pet Food

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Detergents And Soaps, Excluding Body And Hand Soaps

Tobacco And Tobacco Products

Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods, Including Wigs, Yarns, And Leather Products

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Miscellaneous Commodities



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 Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 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
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 Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 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 Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 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 Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 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 8%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7%
Business Operations Specialists 5%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 8%
Sales and Related Occupations 28%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 24%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 24%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 15%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26%
Information and Record Clerks 7%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11%
Material Moving Workers 8%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Humanetics patents Suspension Compositions Of Physiologically Active Phenolic Compounds & Methods Of Making And Using The Same - 01/04/2018
  • J M Smith trademarks "SHARPCENTRAL" - Computer software for pharmacy management - 12/29/2017
  • Merical trademarks "PURE STRAINS" - Probiotic supplements - 12/29/2017
  • Apothecary Products trademarks "EZY-SPOUT" - Apparatus for attachment to drinking bottles used for the easy dispensing and consumptions of medications - 12/29/2017
  • CTD Holdings raises $1 million in funding. - 10/27/2017
  • Interpace Diagnostics Group raises $4 million in funding. - 10/16/2017
  • Alva-Amco Pharmacal Companies patents Composition For Nap Promotion - 07/27/2017
  • Wellfount raises $2 million in funding. - 07/20/2017
  • Aprecia Pharmaceuticals patents Rapid Disperse Dosage Form - 07/20/2017




  • Top Innovators

    3517540
    CompanyInnovation Score
    Mckesson351
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals America75
    Adolor40
    Natural Organics

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

    Latest Industry News

    • U.S. Wholesale Inventories Drop In Line With Estimates In October - The report said inventories of non-durable goods were down 0.4 percent amid a steep drop in inventories of drugs and druggists' sundries. Meanwhile ... the inventories/sales ratio for merchant wholesalers dipped to 1.30 in October from 1.32 in September. (12/09/2016)
    • Looking back as we became a city - W.H. Weeks, wholesale ... sundries. Owned by Levy and Simon Spaide. G. Elliott Hill, plumber, gas and steam fitter, Bank Building. Specialized in electric lighting and electrical work. H.W. McClure & Co., druggists, Broad and Wyoming. Dealt in pure drugs ... (12/05/2016)
    • US Wholesale Inventories Show Modest Rebound In March - WASHINGTON (Alliance News) - After reporting a bigger than expected decrease in US wholesale inventories in the previous ... while inventories of drugs and druggists' sundries jumped by 2.0%. On the other hand, the report said inventories of durable ... (05/10/2016)
    • Wholesale Trade Posts Larger Than Expected Gain - Inventories of drugs and druggists’ sundries were up 1.6% from July. Based on seasonally adjusted data for the month of August, the inventories to sales ratio for merchant wholesalers was 1.19 compared to the previous year of 1.16. (10/09/2014)
    • Wholesale trade survey: Implications for companies like COSTCO - What did December’s wholesale trade report mention? According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s wholesale trade release for December 2013, sales of merchant wholesalers ... Sales of drugs and druggists’ sundries were up 3.4% from last month, and sales ... (03/12/2014)
    • MBS MID-DAY: Mortgages Underperform While Bond Markets Weaken - Sales of drugs and druggists' sundries were up 4.8 percent from last month and sales of beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages were up 1.8 percent Total inventories of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices ... (02/08/2013)
    • Unleashing Small Business Through IP - For good measure, that’s coupled with a drug distribution network overwhelmingly about small businesses. Consider the following breakdown of the industries: The U.S. needs to recognize the value presented by the pharmaceutical industry. For example ... (08/09/2010)
    • The 20 Worst-Performing Industries of 2008 - Katy Marquardt is Managing Editor of Consumer Advice at U.S. News. With more than 15 years of experience in consumer-focused journalism, Katy has covered a range of topics including personal finance, careers, investing and retirement. In her role as ... (12/18/2008)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $177,649,949 on Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 14,015 contracts to 150 companies, with an average value of $1,184,333 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 Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 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.

    Pharmaceuticals
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat

    Sales from other industries of Pharmaceuticals are less than those from Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Pharmaceuticals sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Pharmaceuticals Product Sales Report

    Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Equipment And Supplies
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Service Establishment Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Equipment And Supplies are less than those from Drugs & Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Equipment And Supplies sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Equipment And Supplies Product Sales Report



    Paper And Plastic Products
    Paper And Plastic Products Product Sales Report

    Grocery Specialties
    Grocery Specialties Product Sales Report

    Coffee, Tea, And Powdered Drink Mixes
    Coffee, Tea, And Powdered Drink Mixes Product Sales Report

    Hardware
    Hardware Product Sales Report

    Service Receipts And Labor Charges
    Service Receipts And Labor Charges Product Sales Report

    Miscellaneous Commodities
    Miscellaneous Commodities Product Sales Report

    Tobacco And Tobacco Products
    Tobacco And Tobacco Products Product Sales Report

    Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing
    Women's, Misses', And Girls' Clothing Product Sales Report



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