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Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 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: Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 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 Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing: 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 Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing

Small Arms Ammunition

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

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

Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 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 Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 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 Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 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 Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 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 Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing 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 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Production Occupations 57%
Assemblers and Fabricators 13%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 11%
Team Assemblers 10%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 30%
Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8%
Machinists 6%
Machinists 6%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 5%
Other Production Occupations 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Stillwood Ammunition Systems trademarks "STILLWOOD INNOVATORS IN AMMUNITON" - (Based on Use in Commerce) Ammunition; Ammunition for firearms; Rifle ammunition; Small arms ammunition; (Based on Intent to Use) Ammunition bags; Ammunition casings; Ammunition magazines and component parts for ammunition magazines; Automatic firearm ammunition belts; Cases for large size ammunition; Cases or shells for large size ammunition; Component parts for ammunition; Shells for large size ammunition; Shotshell ammunition - 11/27/2017
  • Liberty Ammunition trademarks "ANIMAL INSTINCT" - Ammunition - 02/14/2017
  • Polycase Ammunition patents Projectiles For Ammunition And Methods Of Making And Using The Same - 08/11/2016
  • Pnw Arms trademarks "PNWRED" - Education services - 10/19/2015
  • Liberty Ammunition patents High Volume Multiple Component Projectile Assembly - 09/18/2014

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Liberty Ammunition8
    Polycase Ammunition7
    Greenville Ammo Supply

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Are Ammo Prices Ready To Drop? - Foreign manufacturers bumped up their production to try to fill the desire for more and more ammunition. Ammunition production was at the highest level ever for small arms, short of war. However, as the post adds, this manufacturing won’t just stop. (01/03/2018)
    • Coimbatore could soon manufacture small arms and ammunition - Coimbatore, which is already known for manufacturing defence products, is soon going to become a hub for manufacturing small arms and ammunition. The Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries Association (Codissia) has submitted a proposal to the defence ... (12/22/2017)
    • India eases licencing requirements for small arms and ammunition manufacturers - Amendments to India's existing licencing rules are intended to spur private-sector investment and boost capability The move is part of the Indian government’s drive to spur competition and break the monopoly of state-owned producers India has eased ... (10/31/2017)
    • MHA relaxes small arms manufacturing rules - arms and ammunition and allied items of defence equipment other than small arms. “The liberalisation of the Arms Rules will encourage investment in the manufacturing of arms and ammunition and weapon systems as part of the “Make in India” programme. (10/31/2017)
    • Centre relaxes Arms Rules to bolster investment in manufacturing - The Union Home Ministry has liberalised the Arms Rules to encourage investments in the manufacture of arms, ammunition ... small arms to neighbouring countries as well as help it become an export hub. Under the new rules, the licence granted for ... (10/30/2017)
    • Govt relaxes Arms Rules to bolster investment in manufacturing - arms and ammunition and allied items of defence equipment other than small arms. The new rules, which came into effect on October 27, are expected to encourage manufacturing activity and facilitate availability of world-class weapons to meet the ... (10/30/2017)
    • Bill aims to lure ammunition manufacturers to state - The people of Washington state who need small arms ammunition are almost completely dependent upon a very limited number of manufacturers of smokeless propellant, small arms primers, cartridge cases, and small arms ammunition that are located in other ... (03/28/2013)
    • US opposes small arms 'ammunitions' within a global arms trade deal - If States determine that they would like to include such a provision within the ATT, however, governments could support language that would require entities involved in manufacturing small arms ammunition to obtain a license only if the entities also ... (03/01/2011)
    • Research and Markets: Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade - LLC's new report "Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade" to their offering. Definition & Classification This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing small arms ammunition. (06/01/2010)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $482,885,672 on Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing. It has awarded 2,328 contracts to 94 companies, with an average value of $5,137,082 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:
    Blank cartridges (i.e., 30 mm. or less, 1.18 inch or less) manufacturing, Shot, lead, manufacturing, Ammunition, small arms (i.e., 1.18 inch or less), Shells, Bullet jackets and cores (i.e., pellet, Cartridges (i.e., Percussion caps (i.e., ammunition, Paper shells (i.e., Wads, Jackets, bullet (i.e., Pellets, air rifle and pistol, Shotgun shells manufacturing, BB shot manufacturing, Small arms ammunition (i.e., BB, Cartridge cases for ammunition (i.e., 30 mm.or less, Cores, steel, etc.

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