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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Accommodation & Food Services

Overview of the U.S. Accommodation & Food Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Accommodation & Food Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Accommodation & Food Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Overnight Recreational Camps, Including Camp Tuition & Fees

Telephone Services

Gambling Services

Membership Dues & Fees

Room Or Unit Accommodation For Travelers & Others

Recreational Vehicle ( RV) & Tent Sites For Travelers & Others

Residential Room Or Unit Accommodation

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Alcoholic Beverages Served For Immediate Consumption

Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer

Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco, & Smokers' Accessories, Excluding Sales From Vending Machines Operated By Others

Automotive Fuels

All Other Merchandise

Meals, Unpackaged Snacks, Sandwiches, Unpackaged Ice Cream & Yogurt, Bakery Items, Other Food Items & Nonalcoholic Beverages Prepared

Meals, Snacks & Beverages Prepared Under Long-Term Contract

Meals, Snacks, & Beverages Prepared For Catered Events

Other Services

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Accommodation & Food Services by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Accommodation & Food Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Accommodation & Food Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Accommodation & Food Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Protective Service Occupations 5%
Other Protective Service Workers 6%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers 6%
Security Guards 6%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25%
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 7%
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 6%
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 5%
Cooks 15%
Cooks, Fast Food 5%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 8%
Cooks, Restaurant 9%
Cooks, All Other 7%
Food Preparation Workers 9%
Food Preparation Workers 9%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 12%
Bartenders 46%
Bartenders 46%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 28%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 25%
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 5%
Waiters and Waitresses 7%
Waiters and Waitresses 7%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 5%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 5%
Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers 6%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 6%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 6%
Dishwashers 7%
Dishwashers 7%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 6%
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 6%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29%
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers 26%
Building Cleaning Workers 26%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 13%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 13%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 12%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 8%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 17%
Gaming Services Workers 15%
Gaming Dealers 13%
Other Personal Care and Service Workers 11%
Recreation and Fitness Workers 10%
Recreation Workers 10%
Residential Advisors 12%
Residential Advisors 12%
Sales and Related Occupations 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19%
Information and Record Clerks 13%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 12%
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 12%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 6%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Office Clerks, General 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 15%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 14%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 14%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 14%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Accommodation & Food Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Hilton International trademarks "SIGNIA" - Hotel and motel services; Providing temporary accommodation; Rental of temporary accommodation; Reservation of temporary accommodation - 01/08/2018
  • Pine Cove trademarks "CAMPLIFE" - Downloadable mobile app software - 01/08/2018
  • Gurneys Inn Resort & Spa trademarks "GURNEY'S MONTAUK" - Resort lodging services, providing general purpose facilities for business conferences, restaurant services, catering services, bar and lounge services, providing fitness and exercise facilities, health spa services - 01/08/2018
  • MOD Super Fast Pizza Intermediate Holdings I raises $12 million in funding. - 12/29/2017
  • raises $2 million in funding. - 11/15/2017
  • North Carolina State University patents Reducing Tobacco Specific Nitrosamines Through Alteration Of The Nitrate Assimilation Pathway - 10/26/2017
  • Simple-Fill raises $2 million in funding. - 10/13/2017
  • Hipmunk patents Recommending Outgoing Values Based On Incoming Values - 08/17/2017
  • Vivint Solar patents Solar Photovoltaic Measurement - 04/27/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    North Carolina State University344
    Six Continents Hotels205
    Mcdonald's Corporation & Subsidiaries
    Marriott International

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Raising labor costs will be detrimental to employers, employees - The Virginia Employment Commission shows that the accommodation and food service industries account for 11 percent of all employment in Prince William County, or 14,311 jobs. While the Harvard study does not speak to the retail industry, it is worth noting ... (01/12/2018)
    • Rents boost U.S. core CPI; retail sales rise solidly - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December amid strong gains in the cost of rental accommodation and ... building materials and food services, retail sales increased 0.3 percent last ... (01/12/2018)
    • Op-Ed: Prophet Bushiri’s crossover services a boost for local tourism - The five different sectors of the tourism economy which includes: accommodation, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, transportation and travel services have benefitted from the crossover service. Perfect platform for selling and ... (01/10/2018)
    • When Bristol University's student accommodation went up in flames leaving 120 homeless - In October 2015, the top floor and roof of a university accommodation was gutted by a fire ... Avon Fire and Rescue Service said the fire started in a kitchen but they had not determined the precise cause. A spokesman said: “Although the exact cause ... (01/08/2018)
    • Holidays test support services - Emergency accommodation was filled meaning the service was unable to take new referrals and there was a high demand for food vouchers. Quantum Stream manager of homelessness and community strengthening Adrian Terranova said the holiday period often became ... (01/07/2018)
    • A new kind of accommodation for the weary traveller - The poshtel defines its character through decorations, design and personalised services. The wide range of facilities ... set among an enclave rich with cultural attractions, hundreds of food shops and food stalls which lure diners around the clock. (01/04/2018)
    • Sign up for food handlers’ class in Decatur - The registration fee is $20 and covers course materials and an official food handler card. Registration deadline for the course is Tuesday, Jan. 16. Space is limited. Individuals with disabilities who require auxiliary aide service or accommodation in ... (01/03/2018)
    • Catering And Food Service Contractors Market Global Report 2017 - 5.2. Global Catering And Food Service Contractors Market, 2012 – 2020, Historic And Forecast, By Segment; 5.3 Global Hotel And Other Travel Accommodation Market Trends And Strategies; Emergence Of Organic Menus; Advances In Technology; Delivering ... (01/02/2018)
    • Accommodation and food services industry fact sheet - This fact sheet provides an overview of the legal, operational and business issues relevant to the accommodation and food services industry, which includes: hotels, motels, serviced apartments, and other short-term accommodation for visitors cafes ... (06/28/2014)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,325,827,010 on Accommodation & Food Services. It has awarded 23,587 contracts to 3,658 companies, with an average value of $362,446 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount