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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Satellite Telecommunications

Overview: the U.S. Satellite Telecommunications 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 Satellite Telecommunications: 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

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Satellite Telecommunications 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

Carrier Services And Internet Backbone Services (Include Network Access Services To Other Telecommunication Carriers.)

Private Network Services

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Telecommunications Equipment

All Other Receipts

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 Satellite Telecommunications 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 Satellite Telecommunications 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 Satellite Telecommunications 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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General and Operations Managers4%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 13%
Computer Occupations 13%
Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects 5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7%
Sales and Related Occupations 13%
Sales Representatives, Services 8%
Miscellaneous Sales Representatives, Services 8%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19%
Information and Record Clerks 7%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 27%
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 20%
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers 17%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Satellite Telecommunications Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Knight SKY trademarks "SKYMAX" - Satellite communication services; Satellite transmission services, television and radio broadcasting services - 03/02/2018
  • Emerging Markets Communications trademarks "EMC" - Business telecommunication services - 01/04/2018
  • Overhorizon trademarks "OVZON" - Satellite receivers, satellite transmitters, and satellite transceivers - 12/30/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Emerging Markets Communications

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Telesat Celebrates Launch of Its First LEO Satellite - Telesat announced the successful launch of its first Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, an important milestone in the company’s plans to deploy a global LEO constellation to provide broadband communications services around the world. Telesat aims to ... (01/12/2018)
    • Carbonite-2 satellite enters orbit to test British intel-gathering capability - The technology demonstrator satellite, called Carbonite-2, has been successfully placed into low-Earth orbit after it and a communications spacecraft, were launched onboard the PSLV rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. (01/12/2018)
    • Lost in space? Questions mount over fate of secret satellite as SpaceX pushes ahead - Matt Desch, the chief executive officer of Iridium, a communications satellite company that is one of SpaceX’s biggest customers, said in an interview that he “absolutely” had full confidence in SpaceX and that he had no qualms with proceeding with ... (01/12/2018)
    • Post-hurricane Dominica (Part 4): Here is why we care about communications, as well as food - It is the most visible sign of a quick-deploy satellite installed by the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) — led globally by the World Food Programme (WFP) — and Ericsson Response engineers, supported by the Government of Luxembourg ... (01/12/2018)
    • SSTL Confirms the Successful Launch of CARBONITE-2 and Telesat LEO Phase 1 Satellite - Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has confirmed the successful launch of CARBONITE-2, an Earth Observation technology demonstration mission owned and operated by SSTL, and of the Telesat LEO Phase 1 communications satellite, an important milestone in ... (01/12/2018)
    • Telesat Begins Deploying Its Global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Constellation with Successful Launch of Phase 1 Satellite - OTTAWA, Jan. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telesat announced today the successful launch of its first LEO satellite, an important milestone in the company’s plans to deploy a global LEO constellation that will revolutionize broadband communications ... (01/12/2018)
    • Panasonic Avionics Unveils 3rd Generation Satellite Communications Network - Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has today introduced a major evolution of its satellite connectivity service with the introduction of its third generation communications network. Panasonic's third generation network is built to meet the growing ... (01/12/2018)
    • Satellite Industry Association has a New Executive Committee - He has more than three decades of professional experience advising the satellite communications industry and before joining SES was a partner in the law firm Hogan Lovells. He started his career in Washington, D.C. and moved to Brussels in 1991 to help ... (01/12/2018)
    • Elon Musk's SpaceX Not the Cause of Zuma Secret Satellite Mission Failure, Experts Suggest - On Sunday, SpaceX launched the classified satellite on its Falcon 9 class rocket ... We cannot comment on classified programs,” Northrop Grumman's communications director Lon Rains wrote in an email to Newsweek. SpaceX competitor United Launch Alliance ... (01/11/2018)
    • NOAA could slash future communications costs if commercial services pan out - This is the type of service that could be handled by commercial communications firms in the future. Credit: Harris That was one of the takeaways of the NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture (NSOSA) study, an extensive analysis of spacecraft the ... (01/10/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $256,391,935 on Satellite Telecommunications. It has awarded 1,551 contracts to 224 companies, with an average value of $1,144,607 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 Satellite Telecommunications 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.

    Carrier Services & Internet Backbone Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Satellite TelecommunicationsOpportunity/Threat
    Telecommunications Resellers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Carrier Services & Internet Backbone Services are less than those from Satellite Telecommunications. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Carrier Services & Internet Backbone Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Carrier Services & Internet Backbone Services Product Sales Report

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