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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Railroad Rolling Stock 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 Railroad Rolling Stock 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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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

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

Railroad Rolling Stock 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 Railroad Rolling Stock 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 Railroad Rolling Stock 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 Railroad Rolling Stock 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 Railroad Rolling Stock 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 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Production Occupations 64%
Assemblers and Fabricators 10%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 6%
Team Assemblers 5%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 38%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 32%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 13%
Other Production Occupations 12%
Painting Workers 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Progress Rail Services patents Rail Clip - 02/22/2018
  • Trinity Industries patents Protected Magnetic Fastening System - 02/01/2018
  • Trinity Highway Products trademarks "SS180" - Vehicle-mounted motor vehicle crash attenuators; truck mounted attenuators - 10/04/2017
  • Trinity Industries trademarks "T" - Wind turbine support towers made of metal; metal storage tanks; crash barriers of metal - 08/22/2017
  • Miner Enterprises patents Railcar Yoke - 03/23/2017
  • A. Stucki trademarks "IMMORTAL INDUSTRIES" - shooting targets; firearm targets - 02/14/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Progress Rail Services80
    Trinity Industries80
    Union Tank Car39

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

    Latest Industry News

    • CRRC to start production of MBTA cars in Springfield in 2018 - What's more, the cars carry with them the hopes CRRC, the largest manufacturer of railroad rolling stock in the world ... But starting in April, Chinese-owned CRRC will start manufacturing the Orange cars at CRRC's new $95 million factory on Page Boulevard ... (01/12/2018)
    • Manufacturing begins at South African rolling stock plant - TWO years since it began, construction on the new Rand 928m ($US 75.4m) rolling stock manufacturing plant at Dunnottar ... 580 six-car Alstom X-Trapolis Mega EMUs for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) over the next 10 years. (01/09/2018)
    • China to bid for Malaysia railway project - The media office of the Beijing-headquartered China Railway Rolling Stock Co confirmed this move but declined ... China is responsible for designing the railway, supervision of construction and manufacturing of trains and signal systems, among others. (12/27/2017)
    • CRRC : Rolls-Royce and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation agree strategic partnership - MTU engines are possible drive system solution for CRRC projects as part of the 'Belt and Road Initiative' The partnership agreement was signed at the MTU Rail Symposium which ... engineering excellence - Driving a manufacturing and supply chain ... (11/30/2017)
    • New Transnet, DBSA finance scheme set up to support African rail exports - Transnet chief officer in advanced manufacturing Thamsanqa Jiyane ... “champion” in the manufacture and supply of rail stock. “Cabinet directed Transnet to consider the markets . . . in light of rolling stock capability and skills that South Africa ... (08/28/2017)
    • China’s CRRC to make coaches in MIHAN for Nagpur metro rail - The China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), a Chinese government company, will set up its manufacturing unit in the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) and produce rolling stock for Nagpur Metro Rail, Chief Minister ... (10/16/2016)
    • Moncton lands new rail car manufacturing plant - Radio-Canada reports Miami-based ARS Canada Rolling Stock plans to start production of grain hoppers, box cars and TC-117 rail cars in Moncton, saying it will create 200 jobs in the first phase of production. TC-117 rail cars will replace the DOT-111s ... (09/29/2016)
    • China to supply 14 trains to Kolkata subway - China Railway Rolling ... s state-owned train manufacturing firms—China North Railway (CNR) and China South Railway (CSR) this month. The Kolkata order was secured by CNRC subsidiary company—CNR Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co. in February. (06/10/2015)
    • China Railway Locomotive & Rolling Stock Part Manufacturing Industry Is Currently In the Period of Technology Upgrading - China railway locomotive & rolling stock part manufacturing industry is currently in the period of technology upgrading. In case to improve the speed, the transition from DC drive to AC drive is required to complete in ten years ever since 2000. (04/11/2008)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $7,446,943 on Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing. It has awarded 60 contracts to 22 companies, with an average value of $338,497 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount