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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Religious Organizations

Overview: the U.S. Religious Organizations 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 Religious Organizations: 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

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 Religious Organizations 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 Religious Organizations 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 Religious Organizations 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 Managers1%
Community and Social Service Occupations 25%
Religious Workers 24%
Clergy 13%
Clergy 13%
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 7%
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 7%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 14%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 9%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 7%
Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers 7%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 9%
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers 8%
Building Cleaning Workers 8%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 6%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 5%
Other Personal Care and Service Workers 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 10%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 10%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 9%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Religious Organizations Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Missionary organization sees 'marked increase' in Jews converting to Christianity - Christian Witness to Israel (CWI), one of the world's oldest missionary organizations, has stated that there has been a notable rise in the number of Jews turning to Christ. The organization, which focuses on exclusively trying to convert Jews to ... (01/13/2018)
  • FEMA Might Pay to Rebuild Churches Post-Harvey After All - In the middle of the storm, when the floodwaters were rising up faster and higher than anyone had ever thought was possible, churches and other religious organizations flung open their doors to help, like just about everyone else in Houston and along ... (01/13/2018)
  • After Lawsuits, FEMA Stops Discriminating Against Religious Relief Organizations - Ever since hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas months ago, several religious organizations have been trying to get Federal Emergency Management Agency-sanctioned disaster relief, to no avail. FEMA chose to exclude all religious nonprofits from access to its ... (01/12/2018)
  • Religious Organization In Florida Seeking Quiros Back Rent - The owners of a warehouse where embattled Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Resort owner Ariel Quiros had stored items, is seeking back rent, penalties and interest for the storage unit in Florida, saying the federal receiver who is in charge of Quiros’s ... (01/10/2018)
  • Christian organization The Rock provides students a home away from home - For many of its members, the nondenominational Christian recognized student organization called The Rock is a place to stay grounded during their time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students Brandon Jergensen, Jemimah Ndugwa and Wyatt Osborn joined ... (01/09/2018)
  • Recently Launched Christian Organization Sets Out to Change the World - BOGOTÁ, Colombia, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A fast-growing Evangelical organization called the Covenant Christian Coalition is taking the world by storm and bringing together Christian leaders in dozens of denominations from every walk of life. (01/08/2018)
  • Defence Ministry and State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations sign action plan - Ministry of Defence and the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations (SCWRO) signed a joint action plan for 2018. According to the document, the time, place, as well as persons and structures responsible for carrying out the activities are ... (01/06/2018)
  • Man Says He’ll Remain With Religious Organization Despite Wife Leaving - Tatiana claims when she told faith leaders she didn’t want to be a Jehovah’s Witness anymore they told her Satan had “blinded” her eyes. Robert says he has no plans to leave the religion. (01/05/2018)
  • To Aid Muslims in War-Torn Syria, a Christian Organization Turned to Jews for Help and the Faiths United - For years, Syria has been rocked by war, and to say the people have suffered is an understatement. While many humanitarian organizations provided aid to desperately-in-need Syrians, one organization found itself at a roadblock. Don and Sondra Tipton co ... (01/03/2018)
  • Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report: 321,384 Abortions Performed by Organization in 2016-2017 - We continue to drive innovations in health care delivery by leveraging new technology to get patients the care and information they need to live healthy lives and build the futures they want,” the organization wrote in its report, which outlines the ... (01/02/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $17,076,612 on Religious Organizations. It has awarded 1,376 contracts to 560 companies, with an average value of $30,494 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount