Machinery - S&P Industry Surveys


Machinery - S&P Industry Surveys
Published May 14, 2018
48 pages — Published May 14, 2018
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...This survey focuses on all three sectors in the machinery industry: construction & heavy trucks, agricultural & farm machinery, and industrial machinery. Firms in the machinery industry are cyclical and closely tied to the business cycle. Firms in the industry were negatively impacted more than average, but machinery firms also experienced expansion post-recession greater than that of the overall economy. Overall, our view on the machinery industry is positive. The machinery industry is one of the largest industries in the U.S. economy. It is extremely competitive and dominated by large multinational companies. Research and development is a vital investment for firms who want to compete and gain market share. CFRA thinks that an improved economic backdrop could drive significant gross and operating margin expansion for the machinery industry. We believe there is spare capacity and leverage for margin improvement based on better revenues that could occur in a stronger demand environment....

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S&P Industry Surveys—Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys track more than 50 North American industries. Each report is authored by a Standard & Poor's industry research analyst and includes information about the current industry environment, industry trends, key industry ratios and statistics, how to analyze a company, a glossary of terms and a comparative company financial analysis.

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S&P Industry Surveys. "Machinery" May 14, 2018. Alacra Store. May 25, 2018. <>
S&P Industry Surveys. (2018). Machinery May 14, 2018. New York, NY: Alacra Store. Retrieved May 25, 2018 from <>
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