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Geophysical Surveying & Mapping Services Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- 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: Geophysical Surveying & Mapping Services

Overview: the U.S. Geophysical Surveying & Mapping 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 Geophysical Surveying & Mapping 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

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 Geophysical Surveying & Mapping 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

Geophysical Data Collection

Geophysical Data Acquired By Seismic Methods

Geophysical Data Processing

Integrated Geophysical Services

Processing And Interpreting Geophysical Data

Geophysical Borehole Logging Surveys

Acquiring And Processing Geophysical Data Collected By Seismic Methods

Geophysical Data Sales

Geophysical Data Management Services

Geophysical Consulting Services (Include Expert Witness Services.)

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

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 Geophysical Surveying & Mapping 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 Geophysical Surveying & Mapping 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 Geophysical Surveying & Mapping 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 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 50%
Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers 9%
Architects, Except Naval 6%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 6%
Engineers 25%
Civil Engineers 10%
Civil Engineers 10%
Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians 16%
Drafters 7%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 6%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Geophysical Surveying & Mapping Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Ion Geophysical patents Seismic Sensor Devices, Systems, And Methods Including Noise Filtering - 03/01/2018
  • Ground Penetrating Radar System trademarks "GPRS" - Building construction services - 02/28/2018
  • Fairfield Industries patents Loading A Helical Conveyor For Underwater Seismic Exploration - 02/15/2018
  • Fairfield Industries trademarks "ZLOF" - Seismic exploration machines and apparatus - 12/15/2017
  • LMK Resources trademarks "GVERSE" - Downloadable computer software for workflow optimization and productivity enhancement in the fields of geoscience and engineering - 12/15/2017
  • Microseismic patents Method For Determining Maximum Horizontal Stress Magnitude And Direction Using Microseismic Derived Fracture Attributes And Its Application To Evaluating Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Induced Stress - 09/07/2017
  • Ion Geophysical raises $189 million in funding. - 05/03/2016
  • Global Geophysical Services raises $7 million in funding. - 02/11/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Fairfield Industries113
    Ion Geophysical98

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Rig owners get new technology to mitigate haphazard drilling - He said: “What exactly we are bringing to Nigerian community is a new Intelligent Automatic Mapping ... in geophysical survey. “As an association, we want to use this to empower our members as well make sure the government enjoy our services. (01/10/2018)
    • Honey Badger Exploration Stakes Additional Ground at the Beaver Silver Property and Begins Exploration at its Thunder Bay Silver/Cobalt Camp - Honey Badger will commence exploration of the Thunder Bay Silver/Cobalt Camp immediately with an airborne magnetic and electromagnetic geophysical survey. Airborne Survey ... m diameter airframe results in better mapping of discrete targets. (01/09/2018)
    • X-Terra Resources begins airborne geophysical survey on the eastern extension of the Veronneau property - The survey will serve to expand on X-Terra Resources' existing geophysical database and will provide knowledge ... including discrete conductive anomalies as well as mapping lateral and vertical variations in resistivity. Additionally, full waveform ... (12/05/2017)
    • Metallis Resources : Airborne Geophysical Survey Identifies 4 Additional Anomalies on the Kirkham Property - About Geotech Geotech is a global leader in technological innovation for airborne geophysical survey mapping, interpretation and analysis ... Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the ... (01/24/2017)
    • Global Geophysical Services Market Briefing 2017 - Research and Markets - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Geophysical Services Global Market ... analysing, and mapping geophysical data. Companies in this industry use a range of surveying techniques depending on the objective ... (12/22/2016)
    • Induced Polarization Geophysical Surveying Set to Commence at Gold Reach's Ootsa Property in British Columbia - Dr. Shane Ebert, president of Gold Reach, commented: "Induced polarization geophysical surveying has been very effective at ... conducting an ongoing surface exploration program focused on mapping, prospecting, and rock, soil, and stream silt sampling ... (09/04/2013)
    • Castle Peak refines Dansuom target with geophysical surveys; road sampling returns 70.0m of 1 g/t Au - VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 5, 2012) – Castle Peak Mining Ltd. ('castle Peak' or the ... we have been able to forge ahead with geophysical surveying, mapping and sampling to better determine the resource potential in the Dansuom ... (12/05/2012)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $83,300,459 on Geophysical Surveying & Mapping Services. It has awarded 368 contracts to 125 companies, with an average value of $666,404 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:
    Remote sensing geophysical surveying services, Geophysical mapping services, Electromagnetic geophysical surveying services, Magnetic geophysical surveying services, Mapping services, geophysical, Gravity geophysical surveying services, Geological surveying services, Electrical geophysical surveying services, Surveying services, Seismic geophysical surveying services, Geophysical surveying services, Radioactive geophysical surveying services, Aerial geophysical surveying services, etc.

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