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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing 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 Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing: 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

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 Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Computer Storage Device Manufacturing

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

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

Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing 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 Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing 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 Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing 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 Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing 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 Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing 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 12%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Operations Specialties Managers 6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 10%
Business Operations Specialists 7%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 33%
Computer Occupations 31%
Software Developers and Programmers 23%
Software Developers, Applications 9%
Software Developers, Systems Software 14%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 19%
Engineers 14%
Computer Hardware Engineers 8%
Computer Hardware Engineers 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Production Occupations 11%
Assemblers and Fabricators 7%
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical Assemblers 7%
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Norazza trademarks "BASE PACK" - Carrying cases specially adapted for electronic equipment - 09/22/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score

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

    Latest Industry News

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    • Serial Attached SCSI Market To Witness Enhanced Usage In Electronic Product, Computer, Aerospace & Defense Sectors Till 2021 | Million Insights - SAS cares up to 128 straight point-to-point contacts, as related to the 15-device restriction shared with equivalent SCSI buttons in the Serial Attached SCSI market. Exterior disk ... and from computer storage instruments like hard drives and tape drives. (01/11/2018)
    • Rumors of a SAS Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated - Storage devices, such as solid-state drives (SSDs), hard-disk drives (HDDs) and tape drives ... s top storage manufacturers continue to deploy flash-based SAS SSDs because SAS offers benefits and capabilities that differentiate it from other active ... (01/08/2018)
    • An enterprise storage dictionary for non-experts - On an individual computer, copy your files onto another drive or a cloud. On a corporate network, things are exponentially more complicated. You can use traditional backup software, which puts a small application on every device, PC, and server and then ... (01/03/2018)
    • Atomic Hard Drive: IBM Researchers Store Single Bit Of Data On World's Smallest Magnet — One Atom Of Holmium - That is why, computer scientists have — especially over the past decade — been experimenting with viable alternatives such as synthetic-DNA based systems and quantum computers. Now, in another huge step toward making these storage media smaller ... (03/09/2017)
    • Will flash or disk drives own the future of data storage? - This is a guest post by Gary Gentry, SVP of solid state drives at Seagate. “Flash or disk?” That question — whether the future of data storage would be defined by flash memory or hard ... cards are another opportunity to expand. Some manufacturers ... (05/26/2013)
    • Hard Drives 101: Magnetic Storage - This second chapter we're making available from Scott's book covers the ABCs of magnetic storage. Don't forget to check out the previous chapter published on Tom's Hardware, Computer ... you can see, hard disk drives and other storage devices read and ... (08/30/2011)
    • BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY; The Evolution of the Floppy Disk for PC's - But in a laptop computer, where size and weight are important, a 20-megabyte floppy could replace the floppy and hard disk drive. A high-capacity floppy could also replace tape drives used as backup storage ... all the other Japanese drive manufacturers ... (03/14/1990)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $131,557,315 on Hard Disk Drive, Tape & Computer Storage Device Manufacturing. It has awarded 1,860 contracts to 446 companies, with an average value of $294,972 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:
    CD-ROM drives manufacturing, DVD (digital video disc) drives, computer peripheral equipment, manufacturing, Flexible (i.e., floppy) magnetic disk drives manufacturing, Floppy disk drives manufacturing, Magnetic/optical combination storage units for computers manufacturing, Direct access storage devices manufacturing, Hard disk drives manufacturing, Storage devices, computer, Tape storage units (e.g., drive backups), Optical disk drives manufacturing, Disk drives, etc.

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