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Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
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: Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing

Overview of the U.S. Polystyrene Foam Product 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 Polystyrene Foam Product 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.

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[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 Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing by state

Polystyrene Foam Product 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 Polystyrene Foam Product 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.

price index trends

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 Polystyrene Foam Product 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 Polystyrene Foam Product 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 Polystyrene Foam Product 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 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 58%
Assemblers and Fabricators 9%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 9%
Team Assemblers 7%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 27%
Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 7%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 10%
Other Production Occupations 16%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11%
Material Moving Workers 10%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • G.R. Kreations trademarks "SERIOUSLY KIDS" - Online retail store services in the nature of children's furniture, room decor, clothing and household safety devices in the nature of latches, gates, padding and the like - 02/23/2016
  • Permatherm trademarks "PERMATHERM" - Rigid expanded polystyrene insulated wall panels for industrial cold storage buildings - 07/22/2011
  • Southern Components trademarks "MEAN GREEN ECO-FIBER" - Polyester batting used as a sound deadening material; Polyester batting for use in the manufacture of filter media - 04/13/2010

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Redline Design

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Get the Right Rigid Foam - Polyisocyanurate, a urethane-based product ... used in the manufacturing of XPS. Unfortunately, the foam will absorb moisture if unprotected and its R-value drops by about half a point per inch in temperatures below 25°. EPS – expanded polystyrene ... (01/11/2018)
    • Global Expanded Polystyrene Market Segmentation by Product Types and Application with Forecast to 2022 - Global Expanded Polystyrene ... Ach Foam Technologies, Basf, Nova Chemicals, Sibur and others. Purchase a copy of this report at: When taking a good look at this report, based on the product, it ... (01/08/2018)
    • As You Sow calls out McDonald’s on continued use of polystyrene - Polystyrene foam foodservice products are not manufactured with CFCs or any other ozone-depleting chemicals. In fact, Dart has never used CFCs in manufacturing molded foam cups,” writes the company on its website. Manufacturers of PS foodservice products ... (01/02/2018)
    • Global Expandable Polystyrene Market by Manufacturers, Types, Regions and Application Research Report - Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and ... Companies like Ach Foam Technologies, Llc, Alpek Sab De Cv, Basf ... (12/28/2017)
    • CX5237 Crystal Polystyrene features high melt strength grade. - Designed for manufacturers of thermoformed foam polystyrene foodservice and food packaging products, CX5237 Crystal Polystyrene offers same stiffness with 10% reduction in weight. Product insulated and cushions the contents of the package. Total ... (05/12/2017)
    • Polystyrene foam is bad for your body and the environment - People litter polystyrene foam more than any other waste product. Though it's only 1 percent of all ... Prince George's County's website already offers a list of nearly 80 manufacturers and distributors of alternative packaging and food storage containers. (02/16/2017)
    • Polystyrene foam ban in Portland: Council may vote - PORTLAND – A controversial ban on the use of polystyrene foam products — often used as food and ... the city’s waste stream proposed the ban late this spring. Manufacturers of the product and many restaurants, fast food chains and grocers have ... (09/16/2013)
    • Research and Markets: Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q2 2009 Edition] - LLC's new report "Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q2 2009 Edition]" to their offering. The newly published Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing Industry report provides the latest market research ... (08/12/2009)
    • Recycling Polystyrene Is the Best Solution - To make foam food-service products, manufacturers use compounds to inject air into polystyrene. A few years ago, it was determined that chlorofluorocarbons contribute to the damage of the ozone layer. Even though only a small percentage of our industry ... (11/11/1990)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,015,343 on Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing. It has awarded 103 contracts to 49 companies, with an average value of $20,721 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:
    Thermal insulation, polystyrene foam, manufacturing, Cups, Shipping pads and shaped cushioning, Sheet (i.e., board), polystyrene foam insulation, Dinnerware, Jugs, vacuum, polystyrene foam plastics, Coolers or ice chests, Polystyrene foam packaging manufacturing, Foam polystyrene products manufacturing, Ice buckets, Plates, Food containers, Insulation and cushioning, etc.

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