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2016 Market Research Report on Book Stores Industry

Current Research on the Book Stores Industry

This section provides answers to fundamental and critical questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. What is the Book Stores industry outlook?
  3. Has the market grown or declined?
  4. What is the market growth rate?
  5. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  6. What is the industry size and average company size?
  7. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the Book Stores industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the Book Stores industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

market size 2016
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Statistics 2010        2011        2012        2013        2014        2015
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of US Census and government market data

Market Forecast - Book Stores[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Book Stores future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced econometric techniques that project both short-term and long-term market growth outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Book Stores 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

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories

TV, Video Recorders, Video Cameras, Video Tapes, DVDs

Audio Equip, Musical Instr, Radios, Stereos, CDs, Records

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

Giftware & Glassware, Including Vases


Trade Books, Including Fiction/Non-Fiction, Adult, Juvenile

Mass Market Paperback Books, Rack Size

Religious Books

Textbooks, Including Elementary, High School, & College Workbooks

All Other Merchandise

Stationery Products

Office & School Supplies

Greeting Cards

Magazines & Newspapers

Religious Goods, Except Books

Souvenirs & Novelty Items

Meals, Snacks And Beverages Prepared For Immediate Consumption

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 market share than average.

U.S. map of Book Stores by state

Price Trends for Book Stores

This section shows how prices are changing within the on a month-to-month basis. Price changes may be affected by seasonal demand, or by larger movements in product sales.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

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

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
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 - Book Stores

Financial ratio information can be used to compare how a company in the industry is performing relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - Book StoresIndustry 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 Book Stores 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 Book Stores measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity Ratios - Book StoresIndustry 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 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Sales and Related Occupations 81%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 9%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 9%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 9%
Retail Sales Workers 72%
Cashiers 17%
Cashiers 17%
Retail Salespersons 55%
Retail Salespersons 55%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Companies in Book Stores and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Book Stores market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Public Book Stores Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Book Stores market research on key company news, and Book Stores statistics.

The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.

Government Contracts Related to Book Stores

In 2014, the federal government spent a total of $475,359 on Book Stores. It has awarded 72 contracts to 31 companies, with an average value of $15,334 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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 Book Stores 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.

Competing IndustrySales Relative to Book StoresOpportunity/Threat
Online (Internet) Shopping Competing industry
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry
Mail-Order Houses Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Books are less than those from Book Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Books sales, taking market share from this industry.
Books Product Sales Report

Audio Equip, Musical Instr, Radios, Stereos, CDs, Records
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Book StoresOpportunity/Threat
Radio, Television & Electronics Stores
Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores
Online (Internet) Shopping
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail
Discount Department Stores

Since sales from Book Stores are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Audio Equip, Musical Instr, Radios, Stereos, CDs, Records, companies in the Book Stores industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
Audio Equip, Musical Instr, Radios, Stereos, CDs, Records Product Sales Report

Magazines & Newspapers
Magazines & Newspapers Product Sales Report

Meals, Snacks And Beverages Prepared For Immediate Consumption
Meals, Snacks And Beverages Prepared For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report

Souvenirs & Novelty Items
Souvenirs & Novelty Items Product Sales Report

Stationery Products
Stationery Products Product Sales Report

TV, Video Recorders, Video Cameras, Video Tapes, DVDs
TV, Video Recorders, Video Cameras, Video Tapes, DVDs Product Sales Report

Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories
Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report

Office & School Supplies
Office & School Supplies Product Sales Report

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings
Kitchenware & Home Furnishings Product Sales Report

Segments classified within this market research report

This market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Book stores, Religious book stores, etc.

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