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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences


Overview of the U.S. Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences 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 Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences: 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 Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences 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

Basic And Applied Research In The Physical And Engineering Sciences

Basic And Applied Research In - Chemistry And Chemical Engineering

Basic And Applied Research In - Computer, Electrical, And Electronic Engineering

Basic And Applied Research In - Earth And Environmental Sciences

Basic And Applied Research In - Material, Mechanical, And Industrial Engineering

Basic And Applied Research In - Physics

Basic And Applied Research In - Astronomy

Basic And Applied Research In - Other Physical Sciences, Including Math, And Other Natural And Exact Sciences (Exclude Biologica

Basic And Applied Research In - Other Engineering Sciences, Including Civil, Construction, And Other Engineering

Computer Systems Design, Development, And Integration Services

Testing Services (Physical Or Product), Excluding Medical And Veterinary Services

Basic And Applied Research In Biotechnology

Basic And Applied Research In The Life Sciences (Exclude Biotechnology.)

Basic And Applied Research In - Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences

Basic And Applied Research In - Medical And Health Sciences

Basic And Applied Research In - Biological Science

Basic And Applied Research In - Agriculture, Forestry, And Allied Sciences

Basic And Applied Research In - Animal Production, Fisheries, And Veterinary Sciences

Basic And Applied Research In - Other Life Sciences, Excluding Biotechnology

Basic And Applied Research In The Social Sciences And Humanities

Basic And Applied Research In - Education

Development Services For Goods

Development Services For Service Products Processes, Systems, Or Methods

Outright Sale Of Original Works Of Intellectual Property

Advisory And Consulting Services For Research And Development Activities

Engineering Services

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Protected By Copyright

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Protected As Industrial Property

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

Investment Income, Including Interest And Dividends

All Other Revenue



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 Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences 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
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
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 Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences 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 Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences 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 Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences 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 12%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Other Management Occupations 6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9%
Business Operations Specialists 7%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 12%
Computer Occupations 11%
Software Developers and Programmers 6%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 17%
Engineers 14%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 26%
Life Scientists 13%
Biological Scientists 5%
Medical Scientists 7%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 6%
Physical Scientists 6%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Rempex Pharmaceuticals patents Boronic Acid Derivatives And Therapeutic Uses Thereof - 01/04/2018
  • Ionic Materials patents Electrochemical Cell Having Solid Ionically Conducting Polymer Material - 01/04/2018
  • Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication trademarks "REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES" - Business management consulting and advisory services for the motor sports industry - 12/29/2017
  • Marqmetrix trademarks "FLOWRAMAN" - Electro-optical instruments and probes for use in inspection, measurement, and industrial process control of industrial components in a wide variety of fields; Spectroscopy instruments and accessories, comprised of specialized optical filters, lasers, detectors, sensors, microscopes and computer software and hardware, used for measuring the chemical composition and molecular structure of materials - 12/29/2017
  • Engineered Propulsion Systems raises $11 million in funding. - 12/22/2017
  • Elysium Therapeutics raises $2 million in funding. - 12/22/2017
  • Syndaver Labs trademarks "COPYCAT" - Anatomical models for scientific, instructional, and educational purposes in the nature of synthetic animal cadavers and body parts for use in the veterinarian industry and in academic settings - 12/15/2017
  • Atreca raises $1 million in funding. - 12/07/2017
  • Flashback Technologies patents Hemodynamic Reserve Monitor And Hemodialysis Control - 10/26/2017




  • Top Innovators

    162731731983
    CompanyInnovation Score
    General Electric16273
    Uop1731
    Nec Laboratories America983

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Gaming and physical therapy come together for unique research in the U.S. and beyond - Marientina Gotsis and Christina Lelon’s research ... the rest of my life.” A new study by the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC is the latest in a series examining how music learning may enhance their emotional and intellectual development. (11/13/2017)
    • Celebrating science, engineering, technology and innovation excellence - The NSTF-South32 Awards recognise, celebrate and reward excellence in science, engineering ... Research capacity development over the last 5-10 years, by a researcher Professor Colleen Downs is a university fellow and professor at the school of life ... (07/03/2017)
    • Alien life may already exist in our galaxy - Alexis Bouquet, lead author said: "The physical ... Research Institute's Space Science and Engineering Division. Radiolysis could also help create food for these aliens. "Radiolysis in an ocean world’s outer core could be fundamental in supporting life. (05/24/2017)
    • Sentar, Inc. Awarded Cyberspace Science, Research, Engineering and Technology Integration Small Business Multiple Award Contract (MAC) by SPAWARSYSCEN PAC - --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sentar, a Women-Owned Small Business, announced today it has been selected by SPAWARSYSCEN PAC as one of four Small Business Prime Contractors for the Cyberspace Science, Research, Engineering ... between the physical and biological ... (03/30/2017)
    • Robinson named associate dean of the School of Engineering - Robinson, a rising academic leader and diversity advocate, has been named an associate dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering ... Career Development Program Award and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Computer Science Study ... (01/11/2016)
    • Search science events - The aim objective of IBCELC is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Networking and Digital Society. (07/19/2015)
    • Designing a Career in Biomedical Engineering - Yet those big needs -- the need and opportunity to improve people's health and quality of life ... to support research at the interfaces between biology, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer, and physical or chemical sciences and other biomedical ... (06/11/2010)
    • Options in engineering physics - Engineering physics is a suitable option for those who have a strong interest in physics and aptitude in science and ... such as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), and National Physical Laboratory apart from ... (12/16/2009)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $34,140,828,652 on Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences. It has awarded 50,664 contracts to 4,633 companies, with an average value of $7,369,054 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life SciencesOpportunity/Threat
    Research & Development in Biotechnology Competing industry
    Condominium & Homeowner's Associations & Athletic Associations Competing industry
    Engineering Services Competing industry
    Corporate, Subsidiary & Regional Managing Offices Competing industry
    Offices of Other Holding Companies Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property are less than those from Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Product Sales Report



    Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life SciencesOpportunity/Threat
    Condominium & Homeowner's Associations & Athletic Associations Competing industry
    Magazine & Periodical Publishers Competing industry
    Research & Development in Biotechnology Competing industry
    Book Publishers Competing industry
    Professional Organizations Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright are less than those from Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright Product Sales Report



    Engineering Services
    Engineering Services Product Sales Report



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