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Security Guards & Patrol Services Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Security Guards & Patrol Services

Overview: the U.S. Security Guards & Patrol Services 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 Security Guards & Patrol 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.

market size 2018
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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

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.

market forecast

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 Security Guards & Patrol 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

Investigation Services, Including Personal Background Checks

Security Guard And Patrol Services

Security Guard And Patrol Services For Buildings And Grounds

Security Services For Special Events, Including Crowd Control

Bodyguard Services

Building Security System Services (With Monitoring)

Non-Residential Security System Services (With Monitoring)

Security Training Services

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating 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

Security Guards & Patrol Services 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 Security Guards & Patrol Services 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.

example price index trendline

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 Security Guards & Patrol 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 Security Guards & Patrol 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 Security Guards & Patrol 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 1%

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General and Operations Managers1%
Protective Service Occupations 93%
Other Protective Service Workers 89%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers 87%
Security Guards 87%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Security Guards & Patrol Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Trident Security Services

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

Latest Industry News

  • Border Patrol Staffing At Nine-Year Low, Despite Trump's Anti-Immigration Talk - That means that for all its anti-immigration rhetoric, the Trump administration deploys fewer border patrol guards than at any time during the ... The staffing shortage has created a national security vulnerability, Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), (01/09/2018)
  • Two Las Vegas hotel security guards shot to death - 30 (UPI) --Las Vegas police are investigating the deaths of two security guards who were shot and killed Saturday ... killings escaped and was later located in a nearby residence by patrol officers. The man reportedly had a self-inflicted gunshot wound ... (12/30/2017)
  • 'Security needs to be upped': Tenants fear for safety at troubled Church-Wellesley apartment complex - "Security needs to be upped," he told CBC Toronto ... Earlier this month, Toronto Police Service assigned four additional neighbourhood officers to patrol the downtown area after two missing women were found dead by citizens, not officers, and several ... (12/27/2017)
  • Trump Will Spend $300M To Hire 5,000 Border Guards - The border agency awarded a $297-million contract to Accenture, an international professional services corporation, as Border Patrol struggles to meet mandated minimum levels of staffing because of a notoriously low retention rate. The contract is for up ... (12/19/2017)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $3,822,359,457 on Security Guards & Patrol Services. It has awarded 12,865 contracts to 501 companies, with an average value of $7,629,460 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Guard services, Body guard services, Personal protection services (except security systems services), Security patrol services, Guard dog services, Protective guard services, Protection services (except armored car, security systems), personal or property, Patrol services, security, Parking security services, Security guard services, Property protection services (except armored car, etc.

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