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The Report on Software Publishers contains key information used by Marketing Departments in many of the Fortune 1,000 companies and beyond. The report helps identify industry changes, trends, key players, and growth opportunities.

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Products/Services Breakdown   .
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Salary & Compensation Statistics . .
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2017 Market Research Report on Software Publishers Industry


Current Research on the Software Publishers Industry

This section provides answers to fundamental and critical questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. What is the Software Publishers industry outlook?
  3. Has the market grown or declined?
  4. What is the market growth rate?
  5. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  6. What is the industry size and average company size?
  7. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the Software Publishers industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the Software Publishers industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

market size 2017
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Statistics 2011        2012        2013        2014        2015        2016
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 - Software Publishers[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Software Publishers future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced economics and statistics to project both short-term and long-term market growth and outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

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 Software Publishers 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

System Software Publishing

Operating Systems Software Publishing

Network Software Publishing

Database Management Software Publishing

Development Tools And Programming Languages Software Publishing

Other System Software Publishing

Application Software Publishing

General Business Productivity And Home Use Applications Publishing

Game Software Publishing

Cross-Industry Application Software Publishing

Vertical Market Application Software Publishing

Utilities Software Publishing

Other Application Software Publishing

Information Technology (It) Technical Consulting Services

Application Service Provisioning, With Or Without Integration Of Related Services

Business Process Management Services, Including Financial, Human Resources, Supply-Chain, Customer Relations, And Vertical Marke

Licensing Of Rights To Reproduce And Distribute Computer Software

Custom Application Design And Development Services

Information Technology (It) Technical Support Services

Software Related Technical Support Services

Information Technology (It) Related Training Services

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Merchandise - Computer Hardware And Software

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 market share than average.

U.S. map of Software Publishers by state

Market Trends for Software Publishers

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 Software Publishers companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the , month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

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
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
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 - Software Publishers

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a company in the industry compares relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - Software PublishersIndustry 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 Software Publishers 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 Software Publishers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity Ratios - Software PublishersIndustry 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 11%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Operations Specialties Managers 5%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 12%
Business Operations Specialists 9%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 53%
Computer Occupations 53%
Software Developers and Programmers 37%
Computer Programmers 7%
Software Developers, Applications 22%
Software Developers, Systems Software 7%
Computer Support Specialists 7%
Computer User Support Specialists 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 10%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Companies in Software Publishers and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Software Publishers market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

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Public Software Publishers Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Software Publishers market research on key company news, and Software Publishers statistics.

The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.


Government Contracts Related to Software Publishers

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,669,963,041 on Software Publishers. It has awarded 17,432 contracts to 2,906 companies, with an average value of $574,660 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 Software Publishers 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.

Application Software Publishing
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Software PublishersOpportunity/Threat

Sales from other industries of Application Software Publishing are less than those from Software Publishers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Application Software Publishing sales, taking market share from this industry.
Application Software Publishing Product Sales Report

Information Technology (It) Technical Support Services
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Software PublishersOpportunity/Threat
Computer Systems Design Services
Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services
Computer Facilities Management Services Competing industry
Computer & Office Machine Repair & Maintenance Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Information Technology (It) Technical Support Services are less than those from Software Publishers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Information Technology (It) Technical Support Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
Information Technology (It) Technical Support Services Product Sales Report



Software Related Technical Support Services
Software Related Technical Support Services Product Sales Report

Custom Computer Application Design & Development Services
Custom Computer Application Design & Development Services Product Sales Report

Resale Of Computer Hardware & Software
Resale Of Computer Hardware & Software Product Sales Report

Information Technology (It) Technical Consulting Services
Information Technology (It) Technical Consulting Services Product Sales Report

Application Service Provisioning
Application Service Provisioning Product Sales Report

Information Technology (It) Related Training Services
Information Technology (It) Related Training Services Product Sales Report

Customization & Integration Of Cross-Industry Appl Software
Customization & Integration Of Cross-Industry Appl Software Product Sales Report

Business Process Management Services
Business Process Management Services Product Sales Report



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