Financial performance - Canadian Industry Statistics

Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences - 54171

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:
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences - 54171

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 2,327
Revenue range:
Low ($000) 30 30 73 193 616
High ($000) 5,000 73 193 616 5,000
REVENUES AND EXPENSES (thousands of dollars) - Averages
Total revenue 598.0B 48.7 123.6 357.4 1,862.3 100.0
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) 125.4C 6.2 14.2 68.8 412.3 31.2
Wages and benefits 32.0B 2.1 2.9 19.6 103.2 10.7
Purchases, materials and sub-contracts 93.7C 3.7 11.5 48.2 311.4 30.6
Opening Inventory 6.0B 0.7 1.2 5.6 16.6 4.1
Closing inventory 6.3B 0.4 1.3 4.6 18.8 4.1
Operating expenses (indirect expenses) 877.2E 83.3 327.1 620.3 2,478.0 97.3
Labour and commissions 295.8C 24.8 92.8 172.8 892.8 64.1
Amortization and depletion 31.8E 3.3 10.9 16.0 97.0 72.1
Repairs and maintenance 5.4C 0.5 1.9 3.1 16.0 31.3
Utilities and telephone/telecommunication 7.7C 1.4 3.7 5.6 20.2 65.7
Rent 23.8C 3.8 9.1 19.1 63.2 53.5
Interest and bank charges 26.7E 3.3 10.8 10.9 81.8 47.6
Professional and business fees 78.0E 13.7 38.4 63.0 196.8 86.4
Advertising and promotion 16.2E 1.8 5.5 15.1 42.4 67.4
Delivery, shipping and warehouse expenses 1.4C 0.2 0.3 1.3 3.9 16.2
Insurance 6.4C 1.0 3.0 6.5 15.1 51.9
Other expenses 384.0E 29.6 150.8 306.7 1,048.8 94.2
Total expenses 1,002.5E 89.5 341.4 689.0 2,890.3 97.3
Net profit/loss -404.5E -40.7 -217.8 -331.7 -1,028.0 99.7
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 -14.2 -11.5 -19.1 -29.3 -11.6
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 (%) 79.0 87.4 88.5 80.8 77.9
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 (%) 66.6 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total revenue 597.0B 48.4 122.8 344.6 1,936.1
Total expenses 447.9B 20.1 63.9 208.8 1,548.6
Net profit 149.1C 28.3 58.9 135.9 387.5
Non-Profitable
Percentage of businesses (%) 33.4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total revenue 600.0C 49.4 125.2 379.6 1,726.8
Total expenses 2,109.0E 249.5 941.1 1,526.7 5,356.1
Net loss -1,509.0E -200.0 -815.8 -1,147.1 -3,629.4

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