Note: Nucor's revenues are gauged from an analysis of company filings.
Trademark applications show the products and services that Nucor is developing and marketing.
Nucor's new tradmarks suggest it is investing in R&D and marketing, while expanding into new products or markets.
Trademarks may include brand names, product names, logos and slogans.
R-BOOST Steel bridging; steel bridging for roofing and roofing joists; joists; steel bridging to allow for more insulation to be used on a roof system
FASTFLEX STRUCTURES Modular style steel building systems; cold storage metal building systems; prefabricated steel buildings
HQI Pig iron; pelletized iron; iron, semi-wrought; iron and iron alloys for further manufacture
Determine whether Nucor grew or shrank during the last recession. This is useful in estimating the
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industry and company's robustness during the last recession estimates its ability to weather future recessions.
A competitive analysis shows these companies are in the same general field as Nucor, even though they may not compete head-to-head.
These are the largest companies by revenue. However, they may not have the largest market share in this industry if they have diversified into other business lines.
The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies.
Competitive advantage comes from offering better pricing or superior products/service.
These companies are in the same general field as Nucor and are rapidly expanding. Companies may grow organically or through acquisition. In some cases apparently high growth rates may be caused by data that weren't available in previous years.