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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Video Postproduction Services

Overview: the U.S. Video Postproduction 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 Video Postproduction 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.

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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 Video Postproduction 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

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Linear Editing

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Nonlinear Editing

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Compression And Digital Encoding

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Color Correction Services

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Visual Effects

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Animation

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Sound Editing And Design

Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works - Sound Editing And Design - Sound Integration And Synchronization

Other Postproduction Services For Audiovisual Works

Motion Picture Film Laboratory Services

Motion Picture - Other Film Laboratory Services, Including Release Printing

Duplication And Copying Services For Audiovisual Works

Audiovisual Works - Duplication Of Masters

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 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 Video Postproduction 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 Video Postproduction 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 Video Postproduction 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 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 19%
Actors, Producers, and Directors 18%
Actors 9%
Producers and Directors 9%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 12%
Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors 7%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 11%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 10%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 9%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 15%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 13%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 11%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 11%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Retail Sales Workers 5%
Cashiers 5%
Cashiers 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Video Postproduction Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • 3play Media raises $1 million in funding. - 06/20/2011

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Avid Announces New Go-to-Market Alliances in Greater China to Better Serve and Support the Strategically Important Market - In combination, they will have exclusive responsibility for distributing and supporting Avid’s extensive portfolio of products and services ... and video systems for radio and television broadcasting, film production, music recording and post production ... (01/12/2018)
    • StreamSpace and Austin Film Society Partner to Promote Independent Filmmakers - AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- StreamSpace LLC, the leader in blockchain Streaming Video on Demand (SVOD ... development resources for filmmakers in production, post-production and distribution phases of their films. In the rapidly shifting ... (01/11/2018)
    • D.C.’s media production hub braces for a world without Discovery - The corporate giant — along with other big media companies in the region, such as National Geographic — had spawned an ecosystem of businesses that feed off of it, running the gamut from marketing-focused firms to postproduction houses to companies ... (01/10/2018)
    • Wazee Digital, Amblin Partners, Archive Management, Global Marketing Distribution Agreement - DENVER — Jan. 9, 2018 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that ... and distribute media gleaned from production, postproduction, marketing, and even live-event environments. (01/09/2018)
    • Six Major Data Breach Trends From 2017 - In late April 2017, a popular video streaming service was informed that new episodes of one of its most popular shows had been stolen from a third party that provided postproduction services for the show. The threat actor also stole several other shows ... (01/08/2018)
    • CES: What to Know About Those 8K TVs - Meanwhile, the U.S. is in the process of launching a “next gen” broadcast system, known as ATSC 3.0, which is designed to bring together Internet and live over-the-air signals with options including mobility for delivering video-on-demand content ... (01/08/2018)
    • The Three MAJOR Video Industry Trends in 2018 - I think it won’t be long until real co-editing of large video projects over the internet becomes a reality. With services like sending ... high-res internet-driven collaboration in post production but this is a very interesting development ... (12/29/2017)
    • AWS Announces Family of Five AWS Media Services for Complete Video Workflows - AWS Elemental Media Services enable video providers to accelerate innovation ... IMAGICA Corporation is a Japanese post-production company for movies, television programs and commercials. “Now, with AWS Elemental MediaConvert, we can confidently ... (11/27/2017)
    • '90s Edit the Video Boom : Post-Production Services Face Budget-Driven Consolidation - Behind the scenes of movies and TV shows, tucked away in nondescript buildings within striking distance of Hollywood studios, are the companies that turn film into video, edit the tapes, mix in sound and perform a variety of other post-production services. (08/24/1993)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $5,144,591 on Video Postproduction Services. It has awarded 159 contracts to 50 companies, with an average value of $102,892 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 Video Postproduction Services 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.

    Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Video Postproduction ServicesOpportunity/Threat
    Teleproduction & Other Postproduction Services Competing industry
    Sound Recording & Audio Production Studios Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design are less than those from Video Postproduction Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Postproduction Services For Av Works - Sound Editing & Design Product Sales Report

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