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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Hosiery & Sock Mills

Overview of the U.S. Hosiery & Sock Mills 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 Hosiery & Sock Mills: 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.

market forecast

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 of Hosiery & Sock Mills by state

Hosiery & Sock Mills 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 Hosiery & Sock Mills 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 Hosiery & Sock Mills 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 Hosiery & Sock Mills 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 Hosiery & Sock Mills 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 2%

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General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers 8%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 5%
Production Occupations 64%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers 43%
Sewing Machine Operators 14%
Sewing Machine Operators 14%
Textile Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 25%
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 22%
Other Production Occupations 15%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 6%
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12%
Material Moving Workers 11%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 10%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hosiery & Sock Mills Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Point6 trademarks "POINT6" - Clothing comprised of at least 30% wool by composition - 09/26/2017
  • Point6 raises $1 million in funding. - 12/03/2014
  • Noe - Equl Hosiery trademarks "SUPER SLOUCH" - Socks - 05/14/2013

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Eco Product Group176

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

    Latest Industry News

    • INVISTA Releases Legwear Trends Forecast for Autumn/Winter 2018-19 - Each Look Made Possible by Cutting-Edge LYCRA ® Brand Innovations for Hosiery & Socks WILMINGTON, Del ... trend report is developed for the exclusive use of LYCRA ® brand mill customers before being released to a wider audience. The LYCRA ® brand ... (01/09/2018)
    • Woman opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes [photos] - When Fort Payne was The Sock Capital of the World, Airport Road was its Main Street, a bustling manufacturing thoroughfare lined with most of the hosiery mills that employed half of the town's roughly 14,000 residents. When Gina Locklear thinks about the ... (01/07/2018)
    • Lingerie & hosiery market research - Others look at Hosiery Manufacturers and Hosiery Mills. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Hosiery (Women and Men) in US$ by the following Product Segments: Socks, Sheer Hosiery, and Tights/Opaques. The report provides separate comprehensive an... (12/29/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $3,343,567 on Hosiery & Sock Mills. It has awarded 111 contracts to 9 companies, with an average value of $371,507 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:
    Anklets, sheer hosiery or socks, knitting or knitting and finishing, Stockings, sheer, manufacturing, Socks, slipper, made in sock mills, Footies, Girls' hosiery, full length or knee length, knitting and finishing, Children's socks manufacturing, Boys' socks manufacturing, Leggings knitting or knitting and finishing, Panty hose, women's and girls', Nylon hosiery, women's, misses', and girls' full-length and knee-length, Tights knitting or knitting and finishing, Nylons, Hosiery, men's and boy's, Calf high sheer hosiery knitting or knitting and finishing, Men's socks knitting or knitting and finishing, Athletic socks, Crew socks knitting or knitting and finishing, Socks knitting or knitting and finishing, Girls' socks manufacturing, Slipper socks made in sock mills, and girls', full-length and knee-length, girls', and infants', etc.

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