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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Electronics & Appliance Stores

Overview: the U.S. Electronics & Appliance Stores 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 Electronics & Appliance Stores: 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

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 Electronics & Appliance 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

Major Household Appliances

Kitchen Appliances, Parts, & Accessories

Laundry Appliances, Parts, Accessories, Including Clothes Washers & Dryers

Outdoor Gas Grills, Parts, Accessories

Other Major Household Appliances, Parts & Accessories

Small Household Appliances & Personal Care Appliances

TV, DVD/Blu-Ray Players & Recorders, Camcorders, Portable Video Players, E-Book Readers, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs.

Televisions & Related Parts & Accessories

DVD/Blu-Ray Disc Players, Recorders, Camcorders, Portable Video Players, E-Book Readers, & Related Parts & Accessories

Electronic Game/ DVD Combination Devices

DVDs & Blu-Ray Discs, Prerecorded

Audio Equipment, Musical Instruments (New & Used), Radios, Audio Electronic Components, CDs, Records, Tapes, Audio Books, Sheet

Audio Equipment, Components, Parts & Accessories

Pre-Recorded Compact Discs, Audio Tapes, & Records

New & Used Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, & Related Items

Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture

New & Used Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies, Including Computer Game Software & Tablet Computers

Computer & Peripheral Equipment

Prepackaged (Off-The-Shelf) Computer Software, Including Computer Software Downloads

Books, Including E-Books

Photographic Equipment & Supplies

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Audio Equipment, Parts, Access

Used Books, Clothing, Furniture, & Other Used Items Not Elsewhere Classified

Used Home Entertainment, Recreation, & Culture Products

All Other Merchandise

Office, School, & Packaging Supplies

Office Equipment

Telephones, Cellular Phones, Phone Batteries, Answering Machines, Pagers, & Navigation (Gps) Equipment

Nonautomotive Batteries

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

Labor Charges For Work Performed By This Establishment

Parts, Paint & Materials Installed In Repair

Value Of Service Contracts

All Other Nonmerchandise 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

Electronics & Appliance Stores Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Electronics & Appliance Stores companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

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 Electronics & Appliance Stores 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 Electronics & Appliance 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 Electronics & Appliance Stores 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 Managers1%
Sales and Related Occupations 66%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 7%
Retail Sales Workers 49%
Retail Salespersons 46%
Retail Salespersons 46%
Sales Representatives, Services 8%
Miscellaneous Sales Representatives, Services 8%
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11%
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Electronics & Appliance Stores Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Big Fish Games trademarks "SPACE BRAWLS" - Computer game software; computer and electronic game programs; downloadable interactive computer, video and electronic game software; computer game, video game, and electronic game software for use on mobile devices, portable media players, handheld computers, and held digital electronic devices, virtual reality headsets and smart watches; downloadable game software for use with social networking applications; computer game software featuring entertainment content in the nature of video games, video game hints, video game facts, music and stories; computer game, video game, and electronic game software for use on electronic and wireless communication devices; audio and video recordings in the fields of online computer and video games and video game instruction and tutorials; downloadable virtual goods - 03/03/2018
  • Tzumi Electronics trademarks "AURALED" - LED strip lights for decorative purposes - 03/03/2018
  • Ever Win International trademarks "MAGNIPOWER" - Chargers for batteries; DC/AC power converters; Battery chargers; Battery chargers for mobile phones; Electronic transmitters and receivers for wireless power; Wireless chargers - 03/02/2018
  • Dropbox patents Advanced Packaging Techniques For Improving Work Flows - 03/01/2018
  • NZXT patents Illumination Device For Infinite Mirroring - 01/04/2018
  • Pixvana raises $1 million in funding. - 11/20/2017
  • Racktop Systems raises $2 million in funding. - 06/29/2017
  • Perfect raises $2 million in funding. - 03/06/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Big Fish Games173
    Ever Win International43
    General Wireless Operations

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Circuit City brand returning: website to relaunch next month with stores opening later - Wurtzel opened the first Wards Co. television and appliance store on West Broad Street in Richmond. The company eventually was renamed Circuit City, and the Fortune 500 chain grew to become the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer, with more ... (01/10/2018)
    • Innit Delivers Breakthrough Smart Kitchen Assistance with LG Appliances - Innit will launch later this year across LG's expansive portfolio of home appliances in the US. The Innit app is available as a free download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (01/10/2018)
    • Samsung Electronics Debuts Next Generation of Family Hub Refrigerator at CES 2018 - We’ve been listening closely to current users and created a new Family Hub that’s even smarter and more advanced than before,” said John Herrington, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Home Appliances, Samsung Electronics America. (01/10/2018)
    • Samsung Electronics Debuts Next Generation Family Hub Refrigerator at CES 2018 - So now, in addition to seeing what's inside their fridge from the grocery store or leaving a note on ... For more information about Samsung Home Appliances, please visit About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. Samsung Electronics Canada ... (01/09/2018)
    • Haier, owner of GE Appliances, announces Android TVs at CES 2018 - The China-based consumer electronics and home appliance manufacturer made headlines in 2016 when ... And with the Google Play Store for Android TV, whatever you're into from YouTube TV to Netflix to tons of games – there's an app you're sure to love ... (01/08/2018)
    • Department, discount stores drive retail job losses in weak jobs report - On the flip side, food and beverage stores added 6,500 jobs, and electronics and appliances retailers gained 3,800. Furniture stores and motor vehicle parts dealers also added jobs in the final month of 2017, adding 2,200 and 2,900 jobs respectively. (01/08/2018)
    • GE Appliances Commercializes Its Approach to Innovation; Launches Giddy - building and selling products for the FirstBuild brand as well as innovations for GE Appliances; a new location in Shanghai, China, which opened in 2017 and focuses on electronics, software and hardware projects; and a future location in India ... (01/05/2018)
    • Suning Unmanned ’Biu’ Store to Make International Debut at #CES2018 to Showcase Smart Retail - The Biu stores feature Facial Recognition ... incorporating advanced Internet of Things automation systems to control electronic home appliances and functions of the building; Smart retail chain solutions; and Suning's own logistics and shopping financial ... (01/05/2018)
    • Orient Rolls Out Price Beat Challenge on Home Appliances - If they’re able to beat the price, a new appliance awaits their kitchen. The challenge also applies to physical electronics stores and this is for the first time in Pakistan that any home appliances manufacturer is giving an open challenge to all. (01/03/2018)
    • List of over 100 retailers and their extended holiday return policies - Finish Line 45 days Feb. 15 for orders placed Nov. 15 – Jan. 1 JCPenney 45 days with no receipt, 30 days for appliances ... 31 for premium electronics purchased from Nov. 1 – Dec. 25, no deadline for most merchandise Microsoft Store Varies by item. (01/02/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,576,616,401 on Electronics & Appliance Stores. It has awarded 11,242 contracts to 421 companies, with an average value of $3,744,932 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 Electronics & Appliance 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.

    Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Electronics & Appliance StoresOpportunity/Threat
    Radio, Television & Electronics Stores Competing industry
    Mail-Order Houses Competing industry
    Online (Internet) Shopping Competing industry
    Computer & Software Stores Competing industry
    Office Supply Stores Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies are less than those from Electronics & Appliance Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies Product Sales Report

    Computer & Peripheral Equipment
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Electronics & Appliance StoresOpportunity/Threat
    Mail-Order Houses Competing industry
    Radio, Television & Electronics Stores Competing industry
    Online (Internet) Shopping Competing industry
    Computer & Software Stores Competing industry
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Computer & Peripheral Equipment are less than those from Electronics & Appliance Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Computer & Peripheral Equipment sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Computer & Peripheral Equipment Product Sales Report

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

    Major Household Appliances
    Major Household Appliances Product Sales Report

    Televisions & Related Parts & Accessories
    Televisions & Related Parts & Accessories Product Sales Report

    Audio Equip, Musical Instr, Radios, Stereos, CDs, Records
    Audio Equip, Musical Instr, Radios, Stereos, CDs, Records Product Sales Report

    Telephones, Including Cellular Phones
    Telephones, Including Cellular Phones Product Sales Report

    Kitchen Appliances, Parts, & Accessories
    Kitchen Appliances, Parts, & Accessories Product Sales Report

    Audio Equipment, Components, Parts & Accessories
    Audio Equipment, Components, Parts & Accessories Product Sales Report

    Prepackaged Computer Software, Including Software Downloads
    Prepackaged Computer Software, Including Software Downloads Product Sales Report

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