Architecture Engineering & Environmental Services

March 2018

Sectorwatch

Consolidation continued in February in the AEC sector, with double digit transaction volume during the month. With a U.S. infrastructure plan beginning to take shape, expect firms to continue to look to M&A to be prepared to capitalize on opportunities in targeted markets.

 

Industry Trends:

  • Current revenue growth rate is less than the average of the last 3 years, indicating that the market may be flattening or declining
  • Current gross profit margin exceeds the average of the last 3 years gross profit margin, indicating supplier pricing power
  • Current EBITDA margin exceeds the average of the last 3 years EBITDA margin, a condition that may attract new entrants