Financial performance - Canadian Industry Statistics

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services - 54

Here you will find information on average revenues, expenses and profits for small and medium-sized businesses in this sub-sector. You can use this information to see how your business measures up to the competition.

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Revenue range:
Annual revenues $30,000 - $5,000,000
Provinces/territory/Canada:
Canada
Incorporation status:
All businesses
Note: Balance sheet information is not available for all businesses and unincorporated businesses under the incorporation status.
Distribution by:
Total revenue
Value in:
Thousands of dollars
Data year:
2017
Industry:
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services - 54

N/A = Data not available based on selected status

Report by revenue in thousand of dollars
  Whole
industry
(reliability)
Bottom
quartile
(25%)
Lower
middle
(25%)
Upper
middle
(25%)
Top
quartile
(25%)
Percentage of
businesses
reporting
Number of businesses 307,115
Revenue range:
Low ($000) 30 30 57 109 224
High ($000) 5,000 57 109 224 5,000
REVENUES AND EXPENSES (thousands of dollars) - Averages
Total revenue 261.7B 42.1 80.1 156.2 768.3 100.0
Sales of goods and services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
All other revenues N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cost of sales (direct expenses) 41.3B 2.3 4.8 10.1 148.1 24.8
Wages and benefits 9.8B 0.2 0.7 1.8 36.5 6.0
Purchases, materials and sub-contracts 31.5B 2.1 4.2 8.2 111.4 24.0
Opening Inventory 1.0C 0.1 0.4 0.3 3.0 1.9
Closing inventory 0.9C 0.1 0.4 0.2 2.9 1.8
Operating expenses (indirect expenses) 144.0C 20.4 39.2 83.9 432.4 94.8
Labour and commissions 72.1B 5.4 14.1 40.9 228.1 51.0
Amortization and depletion 4.6C 1.2 1.8 2.8 12.7 69.7
Repairs and maintenance 1.4C 0.2 0.5 0.9 4.1 25.6
Utilities and telephone/telecommunication 3.8C 1.2 1.9 2.8 9.3 76.6
Rent 8.7B 1.5 2.8 4.9 25.5 50.1
Interest and bank charges 1.8E 0.3 0.5 0.8 5.5 42.0
Professional and business fees 12.3E 1.8 3.0 5.7 38.6 78.9
Advertising and promotion 5.0E 0.7 1.6 3.2 14.7 64.9
Delivery, shipping and warehouse expenses 0.2C 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.8 11.8
Insurance 2.7C 0.5 1.0 1.7 7.4 48.2
Other expenses 31.4C 7.5 12.1 20.1 85.8 93.9
Total expenses 185.3B 22.7 44.0 93.9 580.5 94.9
Net profit/loss 76.4B 19.4 36.1 62.3 187.8 99.8
BALANCE SHEET (thousands of dollars) - Averages
Total assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total current assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Accounts receivable N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Closing inventory N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other current assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Net tangible and intangible assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
All other assets and adjustments N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total liabilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total current liabilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Current bank loans N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other current liabilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Long term liabilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total equity N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
FINANCIAL RATIOS Averages
Current ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Debt to equity ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Interest coverage ratio 44.1 68.7 75.7 77.3 35.1
Debt ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Revenue to equity ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Revenue to closing inventory ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Current debt to equity (%) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Net profit to equity (%) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Net fixed assets to equity (%) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gross margin (%) 84.2 94.6 94.0 93.6 80.7
Return on total assets (%) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Collection period for accounts receivable (days) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
PROFITABLE vs NON-PROFITABLE BUSINESSES (thousands of dollars)
Profitable
Percentage of businesses (%) 89.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total revenue 258.2B 42.1 80.0 156.4 762.0
Total expenses 158.1B 15.8 34.4 80.0 507.7
Net profit 100.0B 26.3 45.6 76.3 254.3
Non-Profitable
Percentage of businesses (%) 11.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total revenue 290.0B 42.0 80.7 155.1 814.2
Total expenses 404.3C 82.1 123.3 207.7 1,113.1
Net loss -114.3E -40.0 -42.6 -52.6 -298.8

Quality Indicators

A
Excellent
B
Very good
C
Good
D
Acceptable
E
Use with caution
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