Industrial products

Industrial Products: 2013 SEC comment letter trends

12/14/13 | Industrial products

SEC comment letter trends for Industrial Products companies is an analysis of SEC staff comments to help executives understand key trends that are relevant to companies in the following Industrial Products sectors: Aerospace & Defense; Business & Professional Services; Chemicals; Engineering & Construction; Forestry, Paper & Packaging; Industrial Manufacturing; Metals; and Transportation & Logistics. Read more

Manufacturing Barometer - October 2013

10/15/13 | Industrial products
  • Navigating the megatrends: Strategizing for success

    2/18/14 | Aerospace & defense

    Economic, cultural, social, and scientific changes like demographic shifts, urbanization, climate change, technology advances are impacting all businesses. What should aerospace & defense companies be thinking about to be successful in light of these megatrends?

  • Aviation’s second golden age: Can the US aircraft industry maintain leadership?

    1/6/14 | Aerospace & defense

    Demand for air travel—and for more smarter, cleaner aircraft—is taking off globally. Can the US sustain its leading edge amidst struggles on talent and new ripples of competition from emerging players?

  • Industrial Products: 2013 SEC comment letter trends

    12/14/13 | Industrial products

    SEC comment letter trends for Industrial Products companies is an analysis of SEC staff comments to help executives understand key trends that are relevant to companies in the following Industrial Products sectors: Aerospace & Defense; Business & Professional Services; Chemicals; Engineering & Construction; Forestry, Paper & Packaging; Industrial Manufacturing; Metals; and Transportation & Logistics.

  • Webcast
    SEC comment letter trends webcasts: Products & services (November 21) and Financial Services (December 4) industry trends

    These webcasts feature Wayne Carnall, PwC partner and former Chief Accountant in the Division of Corporate Finance of the SEC, from 2007-2011. One webcast discusses trends impacting Product & Services sectors and the other is focused on Financial Services industries.

  • Manufacturing Barometer - October 2013

    10/15/13 | Industrial products

    Company executives who responded to PwC's Manufacturing Barometer business outlook survey were positive about the world economic outlook, and they plan to increase investments in R&D and hiring.

  • Tax technology: Creating a strategic asset

    9/19/13 | Industrial products

    How do manufacturing companies use technology in their tax functions? PwC and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) surveyed more than 100 companies to uncover leading practices and challenges in applying technology to the tax function.

  • Advancing aviation: 2013 global MRO supply chain benchmarking study

    9/12/13 | Aerospace & defense

    How have airlines reduced maintenance costs while delivering higher levels of service? Where do the gaps exist in their MRO supply chains? PwC's global MRO supply chain benchmarking study provides insights into these questions and more.

  • Webcast
    Conflict minerals webcast - Looking ahead to the first deadline - September 17, 2013

    Assurance services

    Almost 9 months into the first year of compliance, where does your company stand? Do you have a clear path forward to your first conflict minerals filing deadline? Watch this webcast where we share our perspective on the latest developments (including the legal challenge), considerations as you close out your first year of compliance, what to expect in the independent private sector audit – and how to prepare, and examples of how leading companies are addressing their compliance efforts.

  • Forging ahead: Second-quarter 2013 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

    8/6/13 | Metals

    M&A activity in the metals sector during the second quarter of 2013 continued to decline in both value and volume for deals valued at $50 million or more. Average deal value for the period increased to $402.6 million.

  • Transformational change: Considering the impact of the proposed new lease accounting guidance on lessees in the rail industry

    7/11/13 | Transportation and logistics

    This spotlight paper considers the impact of the proposed new lease accounting guidance on lessees in the rail industry.

  • Lease accounting in industrial manufacturing: Transformational change

    6/27/13 | Industrial products

    Proposed lease accounting changes will impact industrial manufacturing company financial and performance metrics such as EBITDA, net income, and cash flows from operations. Creating a catalog of all leasing arrangements will be help in evaluating the impact of the new standard.

  • Tailwinds: Airline industry trends

    6/25/13 | Industrial products

    PwC is pleased to introduce Tailwinds, a new publication for airline industry executives and stakeholders. Each edition provides an overview of the state of the US airline industry, and highlights a key trend or challenge facing the industry. This edition reviews the economics of running and maintaining 50-seat regional jets and the pilot shortage.

  • Assessing tax: 2013 tax rate benchmarking study for industrial products and automotive sectors

    5/23/13 | Industrial products

    Average global effective tax rate increases two percentage points in three years for industrial products and automotive sectors. The steady upward trend in average effective tax rates globally from 2010 (26.1 percent) to 2012 (28.3 percent) took place despite a reduction in statutory rates of corporate income tax around the world.

  • Aerospace & Defense: 2012 year in review and 2013 forecast

    5/15/13 | Aerospace & defense

    The Aerospace and Defense industry reported its third consecutive year of record revenue and profit in 2012, on strong commercial aviation market that offset weaker defense industry performance.

  • Forging ahead: First quarter 2013 metals industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

    5/2/13 | Metals

    Deal activity in the metals sector declined in first quarter of 2013, with transaction volumes at their lowest since the first quarter of 2009. While Metals industry M&A activity is projected to be flat over the near term, US plans for infrastructure investment may increase the demand for iron, steel, and aluminum in the United States.

  • Webcast
    Conflict minerals - Next steps: An auditor's perspective - April 9, 2013

    Assurance services

    Conflict minerals compliance has quickly become one of the most pressing issues for both SEC and non-SEC registered companies. As we have spoken to a large number of companies regarding their conflict minerals implementation programs, we would like to share with you some observations and key takeaways.

  • Dataline / In depth
    Dataline: SEC adopts conflict minerals rule -- Public and nonpublic companies in many industries are affected (revised June 6, 2013) (No. 2012-10)

    9/11/12 | Assurance services

    On August 22, 2012, the SEC approved a final rule requiring certain issuers to publicly disclose their use of conflict minerals [tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold] and whether those minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC") or adjoining countries (“covered countries”). This Dataline looks at the key provisions of the final rule. Also included is a supplement on frequently asked questions on conflict minerals.

  • Podcast
    Engineering & construction industry podcast series: Part three

    Industrial products

    Current lease accounting is considered to be broken, most significantly for lessees. The method is complex and the dividing line between operating and finance leases is a "bright line" rule rather than being principles-based. The new proposed lease accounting rules aim to eliminate off-balance sheet accounting. In addressing these proposed rules, PwC's Engineering & Construction practice has released a new podcast to outline recent updates relating to the FASB/IASB joint lease project as well as the business and systems implications it has on engineering and construction companies.

  • Podcast
    Engineering & Construction industry podcast series: Parts one & two

    Industrial products

    The model for revenue recognition is changing and this may have a significant impact on the Engineering and Construction industry. In addressing these new standards, PwC's Engineering & Construction practice has developed a podcast series to outline the proposed changes in standards and help companies in the industry understand how these proposals may impact them.

  • Dataline / In depth
    Dataline (Supplement): Revenue from contracts with customers - Aerospace and defense industry (No. 2011-35)

    11/22/11 | Assurance services

    The FASB and IASB released an updated exposure draft, Revenue from Contract with Customers, on November 14, 2011, and are requesting comments by March 13, 2012. In Dataline 2011-35, we share our analysis of and insight on the overall proposal. This industry supplement to Dataline 2011-35 provides specific examples and assessments of the potential affect of the updated proposal on the aerospace and defense industry.

  • Dataline / In depth
    Dataline (Supplement): Revenue from contracts with customers - Engineering and construction industry (No. 2011-35)

    11/22/11 | Assurance services

    The FASB and IASB released an updated exposure draft, Revenue from Contract with Customers, on November 14, 2011, and are requesting comments by March 13, 2012. In Dataline 2011-35, we share our analysis of and insight on the overall proposal. This industry supplement to Dataline 2011-35 provides specific examples and assessments of the potential affect of the updated proposal on the engineering and construction industry.

  • Dataline / In depth
    Dataline (Supplement): Revenue from contracts with customers - Industrial products and manufacturing industry (No. 2011-35)

    11/22/11 | Assurance services

    The FASB and IASB released an updated exposure draft, Revenue from Contract with Customers, on November 14, 2011, and are requesting comments by March 13, 2012. In Dataline 2011-35, we share our analysis of and insight on the overall proposal. This industry supplement to Dataline 2011-35 provides specific examples and assessments of the potential affect of the updated proposal on the industrial products and manufacturing industry.