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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Small Arms & Ordnance Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Small Arms & Ordnance 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 & Ordnance 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.

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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 Small Arms & Ordnance 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, Ordnance, And Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing

Machine Guns (30 Mm Or Less, 1.18 In. Or Less)

Small Arms (30 Mm Or Less, 1.18 In. Or Less)

Guns, Howitzers, Mortars, Turrets, Parts, And All Other Miscellaneous Ordnance, Accessories And Related Equipment (More Than 30

Small Arms, Ordnance, And Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing, Not Categorized, Total

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

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.

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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 & Ordnance 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 & Ordnance 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 & Ordnance 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 & Ordnance Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • United Tactical Systems trademarks "LIFELITE" - Launch devices for non-lethal projectiles for use in paintball markers; launch devices for non-lethal projectiles having a light; defense device for launching projectiles having flashlight functionality - 02/10/2018
  • Battle Arms Development trademarks "VERT" - Component parts for guns; Firearms - 12/08/2017
  • J & T Munitions trademarks "OOPS! KIT" - Component parts for rifles - 11/10/2017
  • Airtronic Usa LLC. patents Mounting Base And Rings For Mounting An Optical Scope To A Rocket Propelled Grenade (rpg) Launcher - 10/19/2017
  • Seekins Precision patents Adjustable Firearm Handguard Mounting System - 10/19/2017
  • Silencerco patents Suppressed Pistol - 07/20/2017
  • Silencerco raises $1 million in funding. - 12/09/2013

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Troy Industries46
    Proof Research11

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Picatinny team wins DOD award for innovative manufacturing - The new manufacturing process can be used across the suite of small arms penetrators, for an expected substantial return on investment. (01/12/2018)
    • Lewis Machine relocating gun manufacturing to Eldridge - Huddled along the construction site in the Eldridge Industrial Park, Lewis Machine & Tool Co. celebrated the launch Friday of the company's new firearms manufacturing plant ... house production space for the small arms manufacturer as well as office ... (01/12/2018)
    • Defence manufacturing innovation centre to come up in city at Rs 20 cr - She, however, promised an online data bank on defence sector demand and supply.She said there was a lot of defence requirement for small arms and the state has the potential and skill to provide them. Many of them are in the business of manufacturing and ... (01/07/2018)
    • Coimbatore could look at manufacturing small arms: Army - COIMBATORE: Engines that can withstand low temperatures and run on different fuel with better insulation are among the priorities of the Indian Army, said the vice-chief of the Indian Army staff, Lt Gen Sarath Chand. He pointed out that Coimbatore could ... (12/16/2017)
    • India eases licencing requirements for small arms and ammunition manufacturers - The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on 30 October that amendments to India’s Arms Rules, which were introduced in the early 1960s, are intended to “encourage investment” and will support the government’s indigenous manufacturing drive. (10/31/2017)
    • MHA eases norms for small arms manufacture - New Delhi: In a bid to boost domestic manufacture of arms and ammunition as part of the government’s “Make in India” initiative, home ministry on Monday announced that it has decided to ease the norms for manufacturing and selling of small arms and ... (10/31/2017)
    • MHA relaxes small arms manufacturing rules - NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry has liberalised the Arms Rules, 2016, to promote export and employment generation in the arms and ammunition manufacturing sector and, thereby, boost the Centre’s “Make in India” initiative. Under the liberalised ... (10/31/2017)
    • Centre relaxes rules to boost investment, employment in manufacturing of arms - Under the new rules, the licence granted for manufacturing will be valid for the life-time of the licensee company. The requirement of renewal of the licence every five years has been done away with. Similarly, the condition that small arms and light ... (10/30/2017)
    • Government relaxes Arms Rules to bolster investment in manufacturing - Under the new rules, the licence granted for manufacturing will be valid for the life-time of the licensee company. The requirement of renewal of the licence every five years has been done away with. Similarly, the condition that small arms and light ... (10/30/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $736,449,952 on Small Arms & Ordnance Manufacturing. It has awarded 2,699 contracts to 455 companies, with an average value of $1,618,571 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:
    Guns, BB and pellet, manufacturing, BB guns manufacturing, Howitzers manufacturing, Ammunition carts manufacturing, Rifles (except toy) manufacturing, Shotguns manufacturing, Bofors guns manufacturing, Pistols manufacturing, Links, ammunition, Grenade launchers manufacturing, Tank artillery manufacturing, Submachine guns manufacturing, Pellet guns manufacturing, Recoil mechanisms, gun, Rifles, Belts, machine gun, Gun magazines manufacturing, Field artillery manufacturing, Machine gun belts manufacturing, Barrels, Tranquilizer guns, Guns manufacturing, Pyrotechnic pistols and projectors manufacturing, Cylinders and clips, Antitank rocket launchers manufacturing, Aircraft artillery manufacturing, Livens projectors (i.e., ordnance) manufacturing, Firearms, small, Gun barrels manufacturing, Rocket launchers manufacturing, Dart guns manufacturing, Carbines manufacturing, Gun turrets manufacturing, Depth charge projectors manufacturing, recoilless, Oerlikon guns manufacturing, Naval artillery manufacturing, Smoke generators manufacturing, Revolvers manufacturing, Generators, smoke, Catapult guns manufacturing, Cannons manufacturing, Antisubmarine projectors manufacturing, Antiaircraft artillery manufacturing, Turrets, pneumatic, Flame throwers manufacturing, Recoilless rifles manufacturing, Mortars manufacturing, Projectors (e.g., antisub, depth charge release, grenade, livens, rocket), ordnance, Clips, Tampion guns manufacturing, Torpedo tubes manufacturing, Machine guns manufacturing, etc.

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