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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Amusement Arcades

Overview: the U.S. Amusement Arcades 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 Amusement Arcades: 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.

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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

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.

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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 Amusement Arcades 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

Admissions To Amusement Parks, Arcades, And Family Entertainment Centers

Coin-Operated Games And Rides

Coin-Operated Video Games

Other Coin-Operated Games And Rides

Mechanical Rides And Attractions

Other Amusement Park And Arcade Rides, Games, And Attractions

Corporate And Party Event Services

Meals And Beverages, Prepared And Served Or Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption

Meals And Non-Alcoholicoholic Beverages

Alcoholic Beverages

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

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 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 Amusement Arcades 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 Amusement Arcades 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 Amusement Arcades 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 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Protective Service Occupations 7%
Other Protective Service Workers 7%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 16%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 9%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 6%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 26%
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 24%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 24%
Sales and Related Occupations 13%
Retail Sales Workers 11%
Cashiers 7%
Cashiers 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Amusement Arcades Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Bundle up the Kids at Hokkaido’s Best Family Friendly Ski Resorts - Beyond the slopes are some fun activities, including a 25-meter pool, amusement arcade, climbing wall and snow park. Tomamu is a favorite of many families due to its convenience and fun activities both on and off the slopes. Just 90 minutes from Sapporo ... (01/10/2018)
  • What Should Replace Sears? Patch Readers Respond - The entertainment center includes an indoor amusement park, arcade games and regularly hosts a variety of concerts in a small venue with up-and-coming teen stars. Others suggested turning the Sears site into an indoor skatepark or something similar. (01/10/2018)
  • 13 great things to do in Brighton - Today, it’s home to fairground rides, rollercoasters, an amusement arcade and food concessions (watch out for chip-nabbing seagulls). And it’s a real looker at night, thanks to illumination by 67,000 lights. Sparkly. This maze of narrow streets and ... (01/10/2018)
  • Grant approved to help pave way for video game arcade on Skokie Boulevard - "Ignite is an interactive amusement facility offering modern video games and studios ... He said many customers take public transportation or pay for shared rides to and from the arcade. Trustee Randy Roberts said the location is a good match because ... (01/08/2018)
  • Round1 Bowling and Amusement To Open in Greensboro - GREENSBORO, N.C. – A new bowling, billiards, and arcade games location is coming soon to the Four Seasons Town Centre. Round1 Bowling & Amusement is taking associate and manager applications now for the first location in North Carolina, and will ... (01/08/2018)
  • Oprah Winfrey's major moments, from 'The Color Purple' to that Tom Cruise interview - “It’s because I find the thing that I never had through them. Disneyland, amusement parks, arcade games—I adore all that stuff because when I was little, it was always work, work, work.” Winfrey revealed the start of Oprah’s Book Club on her show ... (01/08/2018)
  • The Computer Virus That Brought Down Whac-A-Mole - Walk inside any pop-up carnival, amusement park, or retro arcade space and you’re likely to find a rodent infestation so stubborn that visitors are expected to bludgeon the pests to death with a mallet. Despite receiving thousands of concussive blows ... (01/08/2018)
  • The best family-friendly holiday parks in Devon reviewed and rated - What do you get? The park has a Cascades Tropical Adventure Pool with rapids and a water slide. There is also an amusement arcade, adventure playground, soft play area, several bars and restaurants and kids' clubs. Nearby activities include tennis courts ... (01/06/2018)
  • Top 8 Shops For Anime Fukubukuro in Japan! - It even came with a mobile powerbank - always a vital tool for keeping up with the Touken Danshi! Adores is a chain of amusement arcades, many of which feature tons of crane games filled with anime prizes! This lucky visitor to Adores in Akihabara managed ... (01/02/2018)

Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Amusement Arcades to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Amusement ArcadesOpportunity/Threat
Movie Theaters
Movie Theaters
Amusement & Theme Parks
Golf Courses & Country Clubs

Since sales from Amusement Arcades are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption, companies in the Amusement Arcades industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report

Meals & Non-Alcoholic Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Amusement ArcadesOpportunity/Threat
Amusement & Theme Parks
Golf Courses & Country Clubs
Condominium & Homeowner's Associations & Athletic Associations
Sports Teams & Clubs

Since sales from Amusement Arcades are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Meals & Non-Alcoholic Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption, companies in the Amusement Arcades industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
Meals & Non-Alcoholic Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Electronic game arcades, Amusement arcades, Indoor play areas, Amusement device (except gambling) parlors, coin-operated, Video game arcades (except gambling), Family fun centers, Amusement devices (except gambling) operated in own facilities, Pinball arcades, Arcades, amusement, etc.

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