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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors)

Overview: the U.S. Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) Industry

This report provides answers to key questions about the industry:
What is the total market size (industry revenue)?

This report shows the total market size for the Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) industry, comprised of total revenues of both public and private companies over the last five years (2012-2017), current year (2018) estimates, and outlook to 2022.

What is the industry outlook?

The industry Outlook and Forecasts show how the Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) industry is heading over the next five years (2018-2022). Market forecasts account for historical growth, cyclical changes, and general economic outlook.

Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?

The Market Analysis section shows the five-year growth trends for Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors), year-by-year from 2012-2017.

Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?

Forecasts for 2018-2022 for the industry show the future growth and market opportunity for Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) companies.

"Our competitors include terminal companies, major integrated oil companies and their marketing affiliates, wholesalers, producers and independent marketers of varying sizes, financial resources and experience..."
What is the average company size in the industry?

The average number of employees and average revenue for a typical Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) company is charted over time for the last five years to the present.

How many companies are in the industry?

Track how many companies compete in the Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) industry, and how the number of companies has changed over the past five years.

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors): 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.

Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) market size 2018
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Statistics 2013        2014        2015        2016        2017        2018*
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 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 Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) 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

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Dimensional Lumber & Other Building/Structural Materials & Supplies

Heating & Hvac Units, Ductwork, Heating Stoves

Automotive Fuels

Unleaded Regular Gasoline

Unleaded Mid-Grade Gasoline

Diesel Fuel

Automotive Lubricants, Including Oil, Greases.

Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal

Lp Gas, Including Bulk Tanks & Cylinders


No. 2 Distillate Fuel Oil

Other Distillate Fuel Oil, Including Nos. 1 & 4

Residual Fuel Oil, Including Nos. 5 & 6

Other Household Fuels

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

Labor Charges For Work Performed By This Establishment

All Other Nonmerchandise 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

Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) 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 Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) 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.

example price index trendline

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 Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) 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 Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) 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 Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) 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 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Sales and Related Occupations 15%
Retail Sales Workers 8%
Retail Salespersons 6%
Retail Salespersons 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26%
Information and Record Clerks 8%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 14%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 12%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 7%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34%
Motor Vehicle Operators 28%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 28%
Driver/Sales Workers 13%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 12%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) Competitor Landscape & Key Companies [PREMIUM]

The most influential companies in the Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) industry and adjacent industries either have large market share or are developing new business models and methods that could disrupt the status quo. We look at leading and emerging companies in the Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) industry and adjacent sectors:

Market Leaders:
Direct Competitors

Companies with the largest market share, focused in this industry
Market leaders:
Diversified Competitors

Largest companies that have diversified operations in this and other industries
Direct Competitors

Innovative, Emerging, and Disruptive Companies that may influence the future direction of the industry.
Diversified Competitors

Innovators and Disruptors in adjacent industries that may also affect the Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors) industry.

Innovation News

  • Dead River trademarks "HEATABLE" - Fuels - 08/27/2018
  • Blossman Companies trademarks "WARMFRONT" - Window-mounted heating units utilizing propane fuel; Heating units for residential and commercial use utilizing propane fuel - 08/01/2018
  • Amerigas Propane trademarks "DRIVING EVERY DAY" - Energy commodities - 06/01/2018
  • Critical Systems patents Gas Management System And Controller - 05/25/2017
  • Prometheus Energy Group raises $11 million in funding. - 02/27/2013
  • Prometheus Energy Group raises $3 million in funding. - 07/18/2012
  • Prometheus Energy Group raises $6 million in funding. - 10/26/2011

  • Executive Briefings

    The refining industry is highly competitive and includes fully integrated national and multinational oil companies engaged in many segments of the petroleum business, including exploration, production, transportation, refining, marketing and retail fuel and convenience stores. Our principal competitors are petroleum refiners in the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions, in addition to wholesale distributors operating in these markets. The principal competitive factors affecting our refinery operations are crude oil and other feedstock costs, the differential in price between various grades of crude oil, refinery product margins, refinery reliability and efficiency, refinery product mix, and distribution and transportation costs. Refining Segment - Tyler RefineryOur Tyler refinery has a nameplate crude throughput capacity of 75,000 bpd. Most of the crude supplied to the Tyler refinery is delivered by third-party pipelines and through pipelines owned by our logistics segment. We believe this allows our customers to benefit from lower transportation costs compared to alternative sources. Our customers include major oil companies, independent refiners and marketers, jobbers, distributors, utility and transportation companies, the U. We calculate the Gulf Coast crack spread using the market values of U. Heating Oil (high-sulfur diesel) and the market value of WTI crude oil. Refining Segment - El Dorado RefineryOur El Dorado refinery has a crude throughput capacity of 80,000 bpd. Aron and Company ("J. Aron"), through arrangements with various oil companies, supplies a substantial portion of the El Dorado refinery's crude oil input requirements pursuant to an amended and restated Master Supply and Offtake Agreement (the "S Delek US Holdings

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $114,133,580 on Heating Oil Dealers (Fuel Distributors). It has awarded 2,794 contracts to 199 companies, with an average value of $573,536 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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