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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Utility System Construction

Overview: the U.S. Utility System Construction 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 Utility System Construction: 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 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.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Construction Services Breakdown

The following products and services account for the largest source of revenues in the Utility System Construction industry. Note that there are multiple levels of classification, so some line items are contained within other lines.

Type of Construction Total Sales ($ millions) New Construction ($ millions) Additions, Alterations, and Reconstruction ($ millions) Maintenance & Repair ($ millions)

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 Utility System Construction 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 Utility System Construction 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 Utility System Construction 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%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 54%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 7%
Construction Trades Workers 42%
Construction Laborers 20%
Construction Laborers 20%
Construction Equipment Operators 10%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 10%
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 18%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 32%
Line Installers and Repairers 10%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 6%
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Utility System Construction Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Maxtena patents Method And Apparatus For Establishing Communications With A Satellite - 02/15/2018
  • Ellingson Drainage trademarks "QUICK CONNECT THE UNIVERSAL PULL HEAD" - universal pull heads used in horizontal directional drilling, commercial ductile pipe bursting, and underground utility installation applications - 02/09/2018
  • Kpi Ultrasound trademarks "SONOLIVE" - Transmission of sound, video and information from web cams, video cameras or mobile phones, all featuring live or recorded materials - 12/22/2017
  • NPL Construction trademarks "CENTURI" - Construction project management and consultation services; Construction and installation of underground pipelines, utilities and renewable energy systems; Construction services - 11/25/2017
  • Action Products Marketing patents Centrifugal Casting Concrete Pipe Method - 01/21/2016
  • Gregg Drilling & Testing patents Method For Sea Floor Drilling Using Hagfish Slime As Drilling Fluid Additive - 08/14/2014
  • Maxtena raises $2 million in funding. - 11/29/2012
  • Agile Sourcing Partners raises $2 million in funding. - 11/18/2011
  • T & D Solutions raises $52 million in funding. - 02/16/2010

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Gregg Drilling & Testing
    Turbine Repair Services LLC.
    NPL Construction

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Cement factory delivers critical electrical utility poles to restore native land - He said that the company produces between 150 and 200 cement utility poles weekly for distribution to construction crews. Rio Grande is located in the heart of the El Yunge National Forest, the sole tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest system. (01/14/2018)
    • UAMPS honors power departments with system improvement awards - The System Improvement Awards recognize UAMPS member utilities for undertaking system upgrades ... development, acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of various projects for the generation, supply, transmission and management of electric ... (01/11/2018)
    • Construction in 2017 Preps NSAB for MCAA Project - The same contractor doing the utility relocation work was awarded the contract for a pedestrian tunnel between Bldgs. 9 and 19, Buzbee said. Construction on the project ... two chillers that are part of a system to supply chilled water to provide cooling ... (01/10/2018)
    • Bomb Cyclone Ravages U.S. Coast: 3 Utilities in Focus - However, there is significant opposition to new pipeline construction in the densely ... During the bomb cyclone, utility providers in the nation tried their best to restore the system. However, depending on the extent of the damage as well as severity ... (01/10/2018)
    • Utility Crews Crisscross Stormy Connecticut To Restore Power In Scattered Outages - And ISO-New England, the region’s grid operator, issued an alert late Wednesday to transmission system owners, utilities and others to halt routine maintenance, construction or testing of equipment that could jeopardize the reliability of the power system. (01/06/2018)
    • Utility set to service Maumelle residents - Maumelle residents will have water from Central Arkansas Water flowing from their taps by Feb. 1, the utility says. That's several months ahead of the schedule set when CAW acquired the Maumelle water system ... The construction and engineering of the ... (01/05/2018)
    • Partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA, saves Shawnee Local Schools more than $394,000 in utility costs over three years - “By investing in relatively simple and proven energy conservation measures, we have cut our utility bills by a staggering amount ... to the district’s interior and exterior lighting systems and computer systems; the installation of occupancy sensors ... (01/05/2018)
    • Sector movers: Utility and home construction stocks pace gains - Broker commentary was the main driver behind the jump observed at the end of the week in utility and home construction stocks ... networks and to replace the country's "dysfunctional" water system. Thus, investors had been left licking their wounds ... (01/05/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,314,260,941 on Utility System Construction. It has awarded 4,932 contracts to 1,309 companies, with an average value of $1,004,019 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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