IndustryPrimers.com is developing a broad suite of research publications that help professional investors understand various industries. In writing industry reports, our analysts follow a standardized 15-step process that ensures comprehensive coverage and rigorous analysis.
We don’t specialize in any one industry. Instead, we excel at efficiently and effectively gathering and synthesizing industry information. By going through the process of learning an industry from scratch, we are able to help our customers do the same. We do the heavy lifting of parsing through segment statistics, industry associations, company websites, equity research reports, government documents and a host of other primary and secondary sources. Our end-product is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use “primer”.
Our industry primers come in two formats:
- Basic Primer: A 10-20 page document that lays out the essential points about an industry or sector. Basic primers include information such as industry size and growth, relevant trends and themes, descriptions of industry products or services, lists of the key players, etc. The purpose of the basic primer is to allow an investment professional to quickly get up-to-speed on key issues and identify the relevant questions to ask when analyzing a new company in an unfamiliar sector.
- Comprehensive Primer: A methodically prepared, 100+ page study of an industry or sub-industry niche. A comprehensive primer attempts to address the relevant industry-level questions that institutional investors, private equity funds or corporate acquirers look to answer prior to committing capital in a given sector. These reports provide data such as valuation comparables, detailed product / service comparisons, strategic framework analyses, identification of key investment risks and mitigants, segmentation of customers and end-markets, etc. The goal of the comprehensive primer is to help investors get comfortable with a wide range of nuances that affect investment decisions in a given industry.