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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

Overview of the U.S. Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: 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.

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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 Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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

Office And Business Furniture

Photographic Equipment And Supplies

Still Picture Photographic Equipment, Household Type

Motion Picture Photographic Equipment

Photographic Film

Developing Supplies

Other Photographic Equipment And Supplies

Still Picture Photographic Equipment, Commercial Type

Office Equipment, Excluding Computers


Copiers And Copier Parts And Equipment

Dictating, Transcribing, And Recording Machines

Mailing, Letter Handling, And Addressing Machines

All Other Office Equipment, Including Shredders

New Computer Equipment


Computer Storage Devices

Computer Printers

Other Computer Peripheral Equipment

Used Computer Equipment

Packaged Computer Software, Including Pc Game Software But Excluding Cartridges And DVD Games For Video-Game Consoles

Restaurant And Hotel Equipment And Supplies

Store Machines And Equipment

Vending Machines

Other Store Machines And Equipment

Electric Signs

Scales, Except Laboratory Scales

Store Fixtures And Displays

Surgical, Medical, And Hospital Equipment And Supplies

Surgical, Medical, And Hospital Instruments And Equipment

Orthopedic And Prosthetic Appliances And Supplies

Surgical, Medical, And Hospital Supplies

Dental Equipment, Instruments, And Supplies

Dental Equipment, Including Chairs, X-Ray Machines, And Cabinets

Dental Instruments And Supplies

Optical And Ophthalmic Goods And Supplies

Ophthalmic Goods

Optometric Equipment

Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, Contact Lenses, And Other Optical Goods

Religious And School Supplies

School Supplies

Miscellaneous Professional Equipment And Supplies

Engineers' Equipment And Supplies

Laboratory Equipment And Supplies

Scientific Instruments

Veterinarians' Equipment And Supplies, Excluding Veterinarians' Medicines

Other Professional Equipment And Supplies

Electrical Apparatus And Equipment

Other Electrical Apparatus And Equipment, Including Alarm Systems, Fuses, And Lightning Rods

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing

Electronic Parts And Equipment, Excluding Communications Equipment

Communications Equipment And Supplies

Refrigeration Equipment And Supplies, Including Commercial Refrigerators

Abrasives, Strapping, Tape, Ink, And Mechanical Rubber Goods

Janitorial Equipment And Supplies

Toys And Hobby Goods And Supplies

Video Game Players And Consoles, Including Dedicated Game Terminals And Hand-Held Electronic Games

Safety Equipment

Printing And Writing Paper

Office Paper, Office Supplies, Greeting Cards, And Labels

Paper And Plastic Products

Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Supplies, Cosmetics, And Toiletries, Including Body And Hand Soaps

Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Labor Charges For Repair Work

Parts Installed In Repair Work

Other Service Receipts And Labor Charges

Receipts For Service Contracts

Receipts For Installing Equipment

Miscellaneous Commodities

Sales Of Integrated Systems

Rental And Operating Lease Receipts

Custom Computer Software

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 Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers by state

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 Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 8%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8%
Business Operations Specialists 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 14%
Computer Occupations 13%
Sales and Related Occupations 22%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 18%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 18%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 9%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26%
Information and Record Clerks 9%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Spacebound trademarks "DEALCLOCK" - Computerized on-line ordering featuring general merchandise and general consumer goods; On-line retail store services featuring a wide variety of consumer goods of others; Promoting the goods and services of others through on-line ordering and cataloging of those goods and services - 01/08/2018
  • Wiley X trademarks "DIGICHROME" - Lenses for eyewear - 01/06/2018
  • United Therapeutics trademarks "REMOPATCH" - Pharmaceutical preparations used in the treatment of cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary, pulmonary, and vascular diseases - 01/05/2018
  • Neomed patents Enteral Syringe Having Angled Connector Or Body Having A Minimum Dimension - 01/04/2018
  • Ampronix patents System And Method For Interfacing Image Manager To Monitor For Medical Imaging Applications - 10/19/2017
  • Zyno Medical patents Automatic Drug Dispensing System With Medicine Verification - 09/07/2017
  • Sefa raises $4 million in funding. - 07/21/2017
  • Ephesoft raises $19 million in funding. - 07/05/2017
  • Kinney Group raises $4 million in funding. - 02/06/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Medtronic Minimed572
    Arctic Sentinel392
    Aspect Imaging
    Fisher Scientific

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

    Latest Industry News

    • The Jean Coutu Group: Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018 Results - Pro Doc's contribution to the consolidated OIBA decreased by $15.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 with higher professional allowances ... for the services of a wholesaler to supply the pharmacist owners. The regulation to determine ... (01/11/2018)
    • Form 425 Midland States Bancorp, Filed by: Midland States Bancorp, Inc. - ... range of commercial and consumer banking products and services, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, and insurance and financial planning services. In addition, commercial equipment financing is provided through Midland ... (01/10/2018)
    • 34 Job Openings In Annapolis Area - WE TRAIN but you need to be teachable and have a professional appearance. We are working in SAM's Wholesale Clubs, Grocery Stores .....very ... It is exciting that we are entering a marketplace with products that are not already in every store and on every ... (01/10/2018)
    • Midland States Bancorp, Inc. Announces Receipt of Federal Regulatory Approval for Acquisition of Alpine Bancorporation - ... range of commercial and consumer banking products and services, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, and insurance and financial planning services. In addition, commercial equipment financing is provided through Midland ... (01/10/2018)
    • Construction, business, hospitality among Georgia's industry growth sectors (Video) - The fastest job growth in the state is likely to occur in construction, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, education, health services and wholesale ... equipment reflects replacement needs, growth of markets for final products ... (12/16/2017)
    • Pierce Names Commercial Truck Equipment Company as Its New Dealer in Western Canada - To ensure seamless service to current Pierce customers, a succession plan, coordinated with former Pierce dealer Wholesale ... its professional engineers, designers, and certified heavy-duty mechanics, welders, and fabricators, Commercial Truck Equipment ... (07/13/2017)
    • The Fed says the economy is doing just fine - In Minneapolis, where growth was said to be moderate to strong, professional ... products maker. Contacts also pointed to the continued decline in demand for agricultural and mining equipment as a source of weakness. In contrast, demand from the commercial ... (12/02/2015)
    • LoneStar Electric Supply Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP to Advance Its Business to the Next Level - LoneStar Electric is a wholesale distributor of high-quality professional electrical supplies including electrical equipment, parts ... service and support for customers in the residential, commercial, and industrial marketplace. Epicor Eclipse will ... (07/15/2015)
    • Pritzker Group Private Capital Acquires Milestone AV Technologies - Milestone designs, markets and distributes mounting equipment and display solutions for the audio-visual market. Its consumer and commercial products ... professional AV dealers, regional home theater dealers, consumer electronics retailers, mass merchants ... (12/12/2013)
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    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $919,552,140 on Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 55,045 contracts to 2,985 companies, with an average value of $308,058 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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