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Future of Trimble Navigation

Trimble Inc., makes GPS receivers, laser rangefinders, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), inertial navigation systems and an array of software processing tools. It was founded in 1978 by Charles Trimble and two partners from Hewlett Packard. It is currently headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. Trimble sells its products and services to industries such as construction, agriculture, telecommunication and mobile resource management. In 2009, it was recognized on Forbes’ list of the top 400 best big companies. As of 2016, more than half of its employees are in location outside the U.S.

Home Country: 
United States
Industry: 
Geospartial
Industry vulnerability to disruption: 

<p>Belonging to the telecommunications sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:</p>

<p>*First off, as Africa, Asia, and South America continue to develop over the next two decades, their populations will increasingly demand greater first world living amenities, this includes modern telecommunications infrastructure. Luckily, since many of these regions have been chronically underdeveloped, they have the opportunity to leapfrog into a mobile-first telecommunications network instead of a landline-first system. In either case, such infrastructure investment will keep telecom sector building contracts going strong into the foreseeable future.<br />
*Similarly, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for telecom companies over the next two decades.<br />
*Meanwhile, in the developed world, increasingly data-hungry populations will begin demanding ever greater broadband internet speeds, spurring investment into 5G internet networks. The introduction of 5G (by the mid-2020s) will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. And as these technologies experience greater adoption, they will likewise spur further investment into building out nationwide 5G networks.<br />
*By the late 2020s, as the cost of rocket launches becomes more economical (in part thanks to new entrants like SpaceX and Blue Origin), the space industry will expand dramatically. This will bring down the cost of launching telecom (internet beaming) satellites into orbit, thereby increasing the competition terrestrial telecom companies face. Similarly, broadband services delivered by drone (Facebook) and balloon (Google) based systems will add an additional level of competition, especially in underdeveloped regions.</p>

Total patents held: 
1 166
Number of patents field last year: 
2
Ranking List: 
340
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
231
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun US 500
33
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100
Market Revenue Country: 
Market country 
United States
Revenue from country 
0.49
Market country 
Europe
Revenue from country 
0.24
Prod/Serv name revenue: 
Prod/Serv name: 
Engineering and construction
Prod/Serv revenue: 
1313600000
Prod/Serv name: 
Field solutions
Prod/Serv revenue: 
354300000
Prod/Serv name: 
Mobile solutions
Prod/Serv revenue: 
559700000
Founded: 
1978
Company Name: 
Trimble Navigation
Revenue: 
2362200000
3y average revenue: 
2349366667
Operating expenses: 
1057000000
3y average expenses: 
1044933333
Company profile data note: 
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.
Global employee count: 
8388
Domestic employee count: 
3775
Number of domestic locations: 
30
Funds in reserve: 
216100000
Investment into R&D: 
349600000
create term: 
#340 | 2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
#231 | 2017 Quantumrun US 500
#33 | 2017 Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100

Trimble Inc., makes GPS receivers, laser rangefinders, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), inertial navigation systems and an array of software processing tools. It was founded in 1978 by Charles Trimble and two partners from Hewlett Packard. It is currently headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. Trimble sells its products and services to industries such as construction, agriculture, telecommunication and mobile resource management. In 2009, it was recognized on Forbes’ list of the top 400 best big companies. As of 2016, more than half of its employees are in location outside the U.S.

Home country:
United States
Sector:
Telecommunications
Industry:
Geospartial
Founded:
1978
Global employee count:
8,388
Domestic employee count:
3,775

Financial Health

Revenue
$2,362,200,000 USD
3y average revenue
$2,349,366,667 USD
Operating expenses
$1,057,000,000 USD
3y average expenses
$1,044,933,333 USD
Funds in reserve
$216,100,000 USD
#1 Market country
United States
% of revenue from country #1
0.49%
#2 Market country
Europe
% of revenue from country #2
0.24%

Asset Performance

#1 Product/Service/Dept. name
Engineering and construction
#1 Product/Service revenue
$1,313,600,000 USD
#2 Product/Service/Dept. name
Field solutions
#2 Product/Service revenue
$354,300,000 USD
#3 Product/Service/Dept. name
Mobile solutions
#3 Product/Service revenue
$559,700,000 USD

Innovation assets and Pipeline

Investment into R&D
$349,600,000 USD
Total patents held
1,166
Number of patents field last year
2
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.

Disruption Vulnerability

Belonging to the telecommunications sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:

*First off, as Africa, Asia, and South America continue to develop over the next two decades, their populations will increasingly demand greater first world living amenities, this includes modern telecommunications infrastructure. Luckily, since many of these regions have been chronically underdeveloped, they have the opportunity to leapfrog into a mobile-first telecommunications network instead of a landline-first system. In either case, such infrastructure investment will keep telecom sector building contracts going strong into the foreseeable future.

*Similarly, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for telecom companies over the next two decades.

*Meanwhile, in the developed world, increasingly data-hungry populations will begin demanding ever greater broadband internet speeds, spurring investment into 5G internet networks. The introduction of 5G (by the mid-2020s) will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. And as these technologies experience greater adoption, they will likewise spur further investment into building out nationwide 5G networks.

*By the late 2020s, as the cost of rocket launches becomes more economical (in part thanks to new entrants like SpaceX and Blue Origin), the space industry will expand dramatically. This will bring down the cost of launching telecom (internet beaming) satellites into orbit, thereby increasing the competition terrestrial telecom companies face. Similarly, broadband services delivered by drone (Facebook) and balloon (Google) based systems will add an additional level of competition, especially in underdeveloped regions.