Water Treatment Services and Technology
The global water treatment industry saw a number of significant developments in 2017, including the sale of GE's water business to SUEZ, Evoqua Water Technology's IPO, and Advent International's acquisition of Culligan from Centerbridge Partners. The competitive landscape will continue to evolve in 2018 as the impacts of these large-scale transactions shake out. M&A activity is likely to continue as smaller players look to remain competitive in their service offerings.
- 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 is less than the average of the last 3 years gross profit margins, indicating customer pricing power
- Current EBITDA margin exceeds the average of the last 3 years EBITDA margin, a condition that may attract new entrants