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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Foundries

Overview: the U.S. Foundries 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 Foundries: 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

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

Foundries 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 Foundries 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.

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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 Foundries 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 Foundries 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 Foundries 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 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Production Occupations 68%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 46%
Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8%
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5%
Metal Furnace Operators, Tenders, Pourers, and Casters 7%
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 7%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 9%
Other Production Occupations 14%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Foundries Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • HA International trademarks "ECOFLO" - resin coated sand for foundry cores and molds - 02/16/2018
  • Mcwane patents Restrained Plastic Pipe Joint And Method Of Making Same - 02/01/2018
  • Esco patents Mineral Winning Pick, Holder, And Combination - 02/01/2018
  • Lodge Manufacturing trademarks "LODGE SEASONED STEEL MADE IN THE USA" - Non-electric griddles; Pans; Skillets - 01/31/2018
  • Hensley Industries trademarks "XS EXTREME SERVICE" - Wear parts for machines - 01/26/2018
  • Spokane Industries patents Sliding - Locking Below Liquid Manway Door - 07/06/2017
  • Elyria Foundry raises $3 million in funding. - 06/14/2010

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    United States Pipe & Foundry45
    Spokane Industries28

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Leveraging Baseline Checks for Robust Reliability Verification - Foundries have also created new process nodes targeted for these applications. Having the ability to establish baseline checks for design and reliability requirements is critical to first pass success. (01/12/2018)
    • IBM Plans to Reassign 31,000 Workers, Will Cut 10,000 Positions in 2018 - Selling its foundries to GlobalFoundries was the logical consequence of dumping ones capital back into investor hands as opposed to using it for funding R&D, expansion, or simply paying workers more. IBM refused to comment on the story, beyond offering the ... (01/11/2018)
    • Simmons Pump Acquires Simflo Pumps To Create New Combined Company - From our involvement with the foundries, to our manufacturing and assembly facilities, virtually every aspect of a SIMFLO pump is created in-house to provide the highest level of performance in the industry. Simply put, the new SIMFLO exists to 'keep ... (01/11/2018)
    • Going rogue at CES 2018: Is Huawei a 21st century Dell? - Using any number of contract foundries, it deploys its own brand of ARM-based semiconductors via its fabless HiSilicon business rather than buying these components on the open market using designs from Qualcomm or Samsung, which make up the balance of the ... (01/11/2018)
    • AMD Reveals Ryzen APUs, Ryzen 2 and Threadripper 2 at CES 2018 - Zen APUs are coming in Febuary which feature the Global Foundries 14nm process found in the current generation Ryzen CPUs. Both models will feature quad cores, but the Ryzen 5 2400G features SMT, a base clock of 3.6GHz/boost clock of 3.9GHz and 11 Vega CUs ... (01/11/2018)
    • Recent research: Global flip chip technology sales market forecast from 2018 to 2025 - Key companies profiled in this report are Intel Corp, Samsung Electronics, Texas Instruments, Global Foundries U.S, Stats Chippac Ltd, Nepes Pte. Ltd, Powertech Technology, Amkor Technology, Ibm Corp, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Ase Group ... (01/11/2018)
    • How AT&T and Southwest Airlines Are Driving Corporate Innovation - So it leverages programs and initiatives like the AT&T Foundries, which work with external entrepreneurs and companies to develop new innovations, and the AT&T Innovation Pipeline, called TIP, which encourages employees to submit their ideas and present to ... (01/10/2018)
    • AMD’s 2018 roadmap: Desktop APUs in February, second-generation Ryzen in April - In April, Ryzen processors will come to market that have the "Zen+" core and have been built on Global Foundries' 12nm process, which is believed to be a refined version of its 14nm process. These will be followed in the second half of the year by a Zen+ ... (01/08/2018)
    • AMD's Pre-CES Haul: 12nm Ryzen CPUs, 7nm GPUs, 2000 Series Processors, X470 Chipset - Second Generation 12nm Ryzen & Threadripper Processors: Zen+ Makes An Entrance AMD announced earlier this year at Global Foundries' Technology Conference that it's moving to a 12nm LP FinFET process for all of its client CPUs and GPUs. Now we know that AMD ... (01/08/2018)
    • The list is here – last year's biggest fabless IC companies - Unlike the relatively close annual market growth relationship between fabless IC suppliers and foundries, fabless IC company sales growth versus IDM (integrated device manufacturers) IC supplier growth has typically been very different. The first time IDM ... (01/08/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $7,241,948 on Foundries. It has awarded 164 contracts to 86 companies, with an average value of $84,209 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount