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EBJ Vol XXVI No 03: Environmental Industry Outlook 2013 - EBJ's Annual Snapshot Survey

EBJ presents detailed results of its annual survey of environmental companies and interviews executives on key trends in markets, clients, regulatory drivers and the general economic picture. Summary tables are presented on growth and profitability in 2008-2012 with a forecast for 2013-2014. Companies also rate client sectors, service categories and U.S. and global geographic regions based on their recent performance and prospects for growth. Responses to open-ended questions on market challenges, management issues and government policy are also presented. Leading firms like AECOM and CH2M HILL are interviewed as well as several small to mid-sized firms competing in the market.

Exhibits and data included in and with this issue are:

  • EBJ Survey 2012 & 2013: C&E Segment Growth
  • Operating Margins: 2009-2013
  • Mean Revenue Growth 2009-2014
  • Change in Operating Margin in 2012 vs. 2011
  • Segment vs. Company Growth Forecast
  • Segment vs. Company Growth Forecast
  • The Golden Age of Gas: When will the new era of US cheap natural gas or prices of <$5/MMBtu end?
  • Opinion on When Oil Will Hit $140/bbl Again
  • 2007-2013 Changing Rankings of Growth Prospects in Clients
  • Ranking of Growth Prospects by Global Region: 2013-2014
  • Ranking of Growth Prospects by US Geographic Region: 2013-2014
  • Ranking of Environmental Industry Client Sectors in 2013-2014
  • Ranking of Growth Prospects by Service/Media: 2013-2014
  • Opinion on U.S. Cap-and-Trade System
  • M&A in A/E/P Environmental Consulting: Disciplines Added in Last Acquisition
  • A/E/P Environmental Consulting: Disciplines Sought in Potential Acquisitions
  • Projected Growth of Publicly Traded Architecture/Engineering Companies

Table of Contents

01.Respondents to EBJ’s 2013 Snapshot Survey provide a new but familiar list of concerns for 2013. With the federal government the environmental industry’s largest customer, ongoing brinkmanship over budgets is a legitimate concern. Although 2012 performance was improved, the pace of recovery overall was mostly slow and the outlook for 2013-2014 is for modest improvement. The boom in domestic oil & gas production paces growth and new activity for a number of firms and also helps a revival in some manufacturing industries, many regions welcome a noticeable pickup in property development and global prospects mostly 1-10

02.Experts at ZweigWhite and Rusk O’Brien Gido+Partners see an improving outlook and increased M&A activity for A/E and environmental firms in 10-14

03.Profiles: Executives at Aquilogic, EORM, Anguil Environmental, Mead & Hunt, Phylmar Group and Dougherty Sprague Environmental review their 2012 performance, industry trends and outlook for 15-23



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