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Short Line Railroads Industry: Statistics, Market Size, Forecast

Short Line Railroads - Market Size and Industry Forecast

The 2021 Short Line Railroads Industry Report contains historical and forecasted statistics used by leading private equity firms and consultants. Market sizes from 2016 to 2026 reflect industry trends and growth patterns. Revenues include both public and private companies in the short line railroads industry.

HistoricalForecasted
20162017201820192020202120222023202420252026
Market Size (Total Revenue)

% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Industry Revenue Forecast
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022


Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Short Line Railroads - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Short Line Railroads companies in the United States.

Short Line Railroads Revenue by State

Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesShort Line Railroads
Small Business (< 5 Employees)

Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Short Line Railroads - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue

Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit


Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits

Rent

Advertising

Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income


Short Line Railroads - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios

Profit Margin
ROE
ROA
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Short Line Railroads - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations5%

Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations8%
Construction and Extraction Occupations10%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations15%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers7%
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics6%
Rail Car Repairers6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations48%
Rail Transportation Workers38%
Locomotive Engineers and Operators16%
Locomotive Engineers14%
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters17%
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters17%

Government Contracts

In the past, the federal government spent an annual total of $240,954 on the short line railroads industry. It has awarded 16 contracts to 6 companies, with an average value of $40,159 per company.

Short Line Railroads and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

CompanyAddressRevenue
($ Millions)





Short Line Railroads Industry Report
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateSeptember 2021
Report FormatPDF Download  
Price

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