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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Optical Instrument & Lens Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Optical Instrument & Lens 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 Optical Instrument & Lens 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 Optical Instrument & Lens 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

Optical Instrument And Lens Manufacturing

Sighting, Tracking, And Fire-Control Equipment, Optical-Type

All Other Miscellaneous Optical Instruments And Lenses (Including Binoculars And Astronomical Instruments)

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

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

Optical Instrument & Lens 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 Optical Instrument & Lens 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 Optical Instrument & Lens 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 Optical Instrument & Lens 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 Optical Instrument & Lens 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 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5%
Computer Occupations 5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 11%
Engineers 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12%
Production Occupations 43%
Assemblers and Fabricators 17%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 13%
Team Assemblers 12%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 13%
Other Production Occupations 9%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Optical Instrument & Lens Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Kaiser Optical Systems13
Chroma Technology
Lightpath Technologies

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

Latest Industry News

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Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $715,599,921 on Optical Instrument & Lens Manufacturing. It has awarded 2,824 contracts to 607 companies, with an average value of $1,178,913 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:
Interferometers manufacturing, Sights, telescopic, manufacturing, Magnifying glasses (except corrective vision-type) manufacturing, Camera lenses manufacturing, Gun sights, optical, Mirrors, Gratings, diffraction, Magnifying instruments, Optical gun sighting and fire control equipment and instruments manufacturing, Photographic lenses manufacturing, Lens polishing (except ophthalmic), Glasses, field or opera, Loupes (e.g., jewelers) manufacturing, Projection lenses manufacturing, Prisms, Comparators, Theodolites manufacturing, Instrument lenses manufacturing, Optical test and inspection equipment manufacturing, Laboratory analytical optical instruments (e.g., microscopes) manufacturing, Lens mounting (except ophthalmic), Lenses (except ophthalmic) manufacturing, Night vision optical device manufacturing, Lens coating (except ophthalmic), Binoculars manufacturing, Telescopes manufacturing, Gun sighting and fire control equipment and instruments, Microscopes (except electron, proton) manufacturing, Optical alignment and display instruments (except photographic) manufacturing, Reflectors, Lens grinding (except ophthalmic), Gauges, machinist's precision tool, Periscopes manufacturing, etc.

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