Machinery - S&P Industry Surveys


Machinery - S&P Industry Surveys
Published Jun 16, 2017
44 pages — Published Jun 16, 2017
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...Revenues in the machinery industry have generally improved over the past five years, albeit at a relatively uneven pace. A slow-growth economic environment in the US and international markets left companies unwilling to spend on new capital equipment, leading to delayed purchase decisions. In the first quarter of 2017, revenue per share expanded year over year for the first time in nine quarters, posting a 1.3% gain compared with the first quarter of 2016. Revenue per share declined 5.7% in 2016 and 2.5% in 2015, following the 5.4% revenue growth experienced in 2014, year over year. Trends in capacity utilization, industrial production, and GDP growth have been uneven, and the machinery industry tends to perform in line with these leading economic indicators. CFRA thinks that an improved economic backdrop could drive significant gross and operating margin expansion for the machinery industry, as we think there is spare capacity and leverage for margin improvement on better revenues that...

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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" Jun 16, 2017. Alacra Store. Nov 18, 2017. <>
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