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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Bowling Alleys

Overview: the U.S. Bowling Alleys 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 Bowling Alleys: 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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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

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 Bowling Alleys 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

Amusement And Recreational Services

Bowling Center Services

Coin-Operated Games And Rides

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

Meals And Non-Alcoholicoholic Beverages

Alcoholic Beverages

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.

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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 Bowling Alleys 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 Bowling Alleys 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 Bowling Alleys 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 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 18%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 11%
Waiters and Waitresses 6%
Waiters and Waitresses 6%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 12%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 8%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 8%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 8%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 34%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 12%
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 11%
Amusement and Recreation Attendants 11%
Other Personal Care and Service Workers 20%
Recreation and Fitness Workers 17%
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 14%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Retail Sales Workers 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bowling Alleys 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

  • Phoenix Theatre Presents MORE FUN THAN BOWLING - Jake owns the bowling alley in a small Midwestern town. He often comes to the spot where two of his three wives are buried. Lois was zapped by lightning while carrying a bowling trophy in a thunderstorm, and Loretta was tragically killed by a ball return ... (01/10/2018)
  • Free practice on Wednesday for school bowling league - ... s Mountaineer Bowling Lanes on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Free practice will take place today at 6:30 p.m. Competition between schools will last for 11 weeks at $8 per week. For more information, call Mountaineer Lanes at 304-325-7037. (01/10/2018)
  • Area Roundup: Kolberg named athlete of week; NIU falls at Bowling Green - Megan Kolberg made some history at Mardi Gras Lanes. Kolberg rolled a tournament record 1,396 ... Her series also helped the Sycamore girls bowling team win the tournament for the second year in a row. MEN’S BASKETBALL NIU comeback falls short: The ... (01/10/2018)
  • Tarkington tosses 300 gem in fellowship #Bowling #NENCsports - He also runs the Gutterline Pro Shop at Albemarle Lanes during his spare time. Congratulations, Mark, on some great bowling! To go along with Tarkington’s 300-741 masterpiece, a few other bowlers had top efforts as well. Lee Owen fired a 230 en route to ... (01/10/2018)
  • Hitting the lanes - The Lady Scots bowling team, joined by their male counterparts, will hit the lanes tonight at 4:15 p.m. in Aberdeen for their next Sandhills Athletic Conference match. Members of the Lady Scots bowling team include, in no particular order, Sequioa ... (01/09/2018)
  • Berlin’s Newest Club Lets You Party In An Old Bowling Alley - arkaoda is set to open in the city’s vibrant Neukölln district. Berlin will add another jewel to its glittering crown of world class clubs and music spots with the immanent opening of arkaoda. The club will take over a former bowling alley on Karl-Marx ... (01/09/2018)
  • HERSOM: Bowling in need of a boost - That would bring us all down.’’ “Us” would include the only other bowling lanes in the city, the 12 lanes at Rush Bowl near Lewis and Clark Park. Sioux City native Bo Goergen, partners with his brother Rick in a well-established Midland ... (01/09/2018)
  • Following his lane: Streator bowling lanes owner celebrates 3 decades in bowling - Brent Bader,, 1-815-431-4045 32 sec ago 0 Tim Pallai found himself in complete awe of Bowl-Mor in Streator when he first visited at age 12. A drum teacher was playing in the beer garden in 1974 and Pallai recalled drifting through the ... (01/08/2018)
  • Iconic Mountain Lanes bowling alley for sale - WAUSAU - An iconic part of Wausau's skyline is now up for sale. Mountain Lanes bowling alley is up for grabs, according to realtor Paul Knoblock of Coldwell Banker Action Realty. The business was listed as of Jan. 1, for a price of $799,000, Knoblock said. (01/04/2018)
  • Idaho dog gains a following for his bowling skills - Jan. 4 (UPI) --The star player at an Idaho bowling alley boasts an unusual pedigree -- he's the owner's goldendoodle. Katelyn Simpson, owner of KT's Lanes in Emmett, said she put a ball on a kids' ramp when Blake was only a 12-week-old puppy, and the dog ... (01/04/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $312,922 on Bowling Alleys. It has awarded 14 contracts to 7 companies, with an average value of $44,703 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 Bowling Alleys 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 Bowling AlleysOpportunity/Threat
Movie Theaters
Movie Theaters
Amusement & Theme Parks
Golf Courses & Country Clubs

Since sales from Bowling Alleys are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption, companies in the Bowling Alleys 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

Alcoholic Beverages Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consump
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Bowling AlleysOpportunity/Threat
Golf Courses & Country Clubs Competing industry
Condominium & Homeowner's Associations & Athletic Associations Competing industry
Casinos Competing industry
Sports Teams & Clubs Competing industry
Amusement & Theme Parks Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Alcoholic Beverages Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consump are less than those from Bowling Alleys. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Alcoholic Beverages Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consump sales, taking market share from this industry.
Alcoholic Beverages Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consump Product Sales Report

Meals & Non-Alcoholic Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption
Meals & Non-Alcoholic Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report

Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment
Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment 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:
Duck pin bowling alleys, Candle pin bowling centers, Candle pin bowling alleys, Bowling centers, Bowling alleys, Ten pin bowling centers, Ten pin bowling alleys, Five pin bowling centers, Duck pin bowling centers, etc.

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