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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Scientific Research & Development Services

Overview: the U.S. Scientific Research & Development Services Industry

This report provides answers to key questions about the industry:
What is the total market size (industry revenue)?

This report shows the total market size for the Scientific Research & Development Services industry, comprised of total revenues of both public and private companies over the last five years (2012-2017) and current year estimates.

What is the industry outlook?

The industry Outlook and Forecasts show how the Scientific Research & Development Services industry is heading over the next five years (2018-2022). Market forecasts account for historical growth, cyclical changes, and general economic outlook.

Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?

The Market Analysis section shows the five-year growth trends for Scientific Research & Development Services, year-by-year from 2012-2017.

Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?

Forecasts for 2018-2022 for the industry show the future growth and market opportunity for Scientific Research & Development Services companies.

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What is the average company size in the industry?

The average number of employees and average revenue for a typical Scientific Research & Development Services company is charted over time for 2012-2017.

How many companies are in the industry?

Track how many companies compete in the Scientific Research & Development Services industry, and how the number of companies has changed over the past five years.

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Scientific Research & Development Services: 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 2013        2014        2015        2016        2017        2018*
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 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 Scientific Research & Development Services 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 - Psychology

Basic And Applied Research In - Education

Basic And Applied Research In - Economics

Basic And Applied Research In - Other Social Sciences And Humanities

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 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 Scientific Research & Development Services 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 Scientific Research & Development Services 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 Scientific Research & Development Services 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 15%
Engineers 13%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 27%
Life Scientists 12%
Biological Scientists 5%
Medical Scientists 6%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 6%
Physical Scientists 5%
Social Scientists and Related Workers 20%
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers 10%
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 5%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians 8%
Social Science Research Assistants 13%
Social Science Research Assistants 13%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Scientific Research & Development Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Flagship Biosciences raises $1 million in funding. - 07/09/2018
  • Endogastric Solutions raises $1 million in funding. - 07/03/2018
  • PharmaCann raises $20 million in funding. - 07/02/2018
  • Incyte patents Immunomodulator Compounds And Methods Of Use - 06/28/2018
  • Irobot patents Evacuation Station - 06/28/2018
  • Globus Medical patents Interbody Fusion Devices With Self-affixing Mechanisms - 06/28/2018
  • 23andme trademarks "THIS IS Y" - Scientific and technological services - 06/23/2018
  • Palo Alto Research Center trademarks "PARC" - Printing devices and systems; semiconductor materials; software applications; lasers; LEDs; network protocol and network architecture; electronic displays; natural language processing; graphic user interfaces; image processing software and systems; document representations software; biological devices; knowledge management software; sensors and sensor systems; sensing and diagnosis; optical systems; optoelectronic systems and components; flexible and hybrid electronics; printed electronics; MEMS; thin-film electronics; digital manufacturing software and systems; transient electronics and systems; (membrane) electrochemical devices and system; material deposition systems; energy systems; computer vision software; augmented reality software; virtual reality software; mixed reality software; condition-based maintenance software; computer-aided technologies software; control and optimization software; diagnosis and prognosis software; design tools and software; modeling tools and software; design and performance analysis software; computer and data security software; networking tools and software; user experience design tools; process automation tools and software; system health evaluation software and distributed control systems - 06/23/2018
  • 10X Genomics trademarks "FEATURE BARCODING" - reagents for research purposes; reagents used to capture multiple types of information from one or more individual cells in one assay for scientific research purposes - 06/23/2018

  • Executive Briefings

    Our products and technologies will, if marketed, compete to varying degrees against both brand and generic products offering similar therapeutic benefits and being developed and marketed by small and large pharmaceutical (for prescription products) and consumer packaged goods (for OTC products) companies. Many of our competitors have substantially greater financial and other resources and are able to expend more funds and effort than us and our licensees in research, development and commercialization of their competitive technologies and products. Prescription generic products and OTC store brand products will offer cost savings to third party payers and/or consumers that will create pricing pressure on our or our licensed products. Also, these competitors may have a substantial sales volume advantage over our products, which may result in our costs of manufacturing being higher than our competitors’ costs. We believe potential competitors may be developing opioid abuse deterrent technologies and products. Such potential competitors include, but may not be limited to, Pain Therapeutics, Pfizer Inc. Purdue Pharma, Atlantic Pharmaceuticals, Egalet Corporation, KemPharm, Shionogi, Nektar Therapeutics, Signature Therapeutics, QRx Pharma, Tris Pharma, Pisgah Labs, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Ensysce Biopharma, Inspirion Delivery Sciences and Collegium Pharmaceuticals. Egalet, our partner for Oxaydo, has developed and is marketing at least one other analgesic product and is developing other analgesic products, all of which compete for development and commercialization resources for Oxaydo, which may adversely impact the sales of Oxaydo. Our Impede Technology products containing PSE will compete in the highly competitive market for cold, sinus and allergy products generally available to the consumer without a prescription. Some of our competitors will have multiple consumer product offerings both within and outside the cold, allergy and sinus category providing them with substantial leverage in dealing with a highly consolidated pharmacy distribution network. The competing products may have well established brand names and may be supported by national or regional advertising. Nexafed will compete primarily with Johnson Acura Pharmaceuticals

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $35,154,070,133 on Scientific Research & Development Services. It has awarded 53,028 contracts to 5,165 companies, with an average value of $6,806,209 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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