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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: News Dealers & Newsstands

Overview of the U.S. News Dealers & Newsstands 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 News Dealers & Newsstands: 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[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.

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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 News Dealers & Newsstands 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

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Candy, Prepackaged Cookies, & Snack Foods

Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks & Other Nonalcoholic Beverages

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

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

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

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

Books, Including E-Books

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

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

All Other Merchandise

Magazines & Newspapers

Souvenirs & Novelty Items

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 News Dealers & Newsstands 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 News Dealers & Newsstands 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 News Dealers & Newsstands 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 News Dealers & Newsstands 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%
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

News Dealers & Newsstands Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Publishers Circulation Fulfillment trademarks "DELIVER SMARTER" - Providing temporary use of non-downloadable software for delivery routing and logistics, delivery verification, compensating delivery service providers and independent contractors, and electronic delivery and logistics contracting - 10/17/2017
  • Rivet Radio trademarks "RIVET" - Downloadable computer software accessible via the Internet and mobile devices for delivering interactive, customizable audio news and related information, facilitating communication between users via comment boards and messaging, providing opportunities for users to share information via messaging, and allowing users to maintain user accounts - 04/11/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Rivet Radio
    Varquin Enterprises

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Special edition for Thanksgiving - Wednesday’s paper will be available that morning at area dealers and newsstands. There will be no paper Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. All Daily News offices will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. Circulation Department ... (11/21/2017)
    • Inside New York Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2017 New York Weddings - New York Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2017 issue of New York Weddings is on newsstands now. Inside, the editors have gathered gown dealers, a professional bridesmaid, and a chuppah designer, as well as a roundup of reasonably priced gown purveyors now that J ... (03/15/2017)
    • A ‘brand’ new day at newsstands - A new law signed yesterday by Mayor Bloomberg raised the cap on how much newsstand dealers can charge for an item from $ ... The cap — last raised in 2002 from $2 to $5 — is intended to prevent newsstands from turning into sidewalk bodegas. (07/10/2013)
    • Where have all the newsstands gone? - Today those corners are now populated by drug dealers and framed by abandoned lots. In those sanctums far from the glitter of downtown, blue lights have replaced newsstands. Silenced by the quest for beauty, those whiskered fellows hawking papers have been ... (05/21/2013)
    • Meet The Hollywood High Stakes Poker Ringleader, The Woman Who Ran The Sophisticated Operation - According to Star, on newsstands now, the “poker madam” organized everything from the felt-top tables presided over by professional dealers, who she employed, to the food, booze, guest list — and for some — women. In a deposition about her ... (06/22/2011)
    • Oil dealers say people can still lock in - Area home heating fuel dealers said Monday they are seeing a steady stream ... They may see even more after the 2010 edition of the Farmer's Almanac hits newsstands this morning. The publication predicts it'll be cool and snowy in the Northeast, bitterly ... (09/01/2009)
    • Smut dealers play games with newsrack rules - The thinking was that even smut peddlers would see the economic advantages of using newsstands rather than sidewalk hawkers. And under a best-case scenario, mainstream publications such as real estate or job-training magazines might grab many of the ... (07/20/2006)
    • NEWSSTANDS WIN ROUND VS. CITY - A federal judge yesterday ruled that newsstands are protected by the First Amendment and ... "For the first time in any case, a federal court has ruled that newsstand dealers are not like hot dog vendors. They are special, they are different and they ... (05/29/1998)
    • Street Newsstands and Bus Stops Are Giuliani's Latest Concern - But newspaper executives and representatives of the newsstand operators were wary of the plan, fearing it could ultimately reduce the number of newsstands and vending boxes and cut into the profits of news dealers. As the first part of the effort ... (04/14/1995)
    • Hot Seller: Buyers Flock To Get Madonna Pictures - They came to newsstands with anticipation and left quickly with plain, brown paper bags. Madonna, the steamy rock star-actress, went on sale in Broward Tuesday in the form of two nude pictorials in Playboy and Penthouse magazines. Dealers pleaded with ... (07/17/1985)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $258,434 on News Dealers & Newsstands. It has awarded 60 contracts to 10 companies, with an average value of $25,843 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 News Dealers & Newsstands 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.

    Magazines & Newspapers
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to News Dealers & NewsstandsOpportunity/Threat
    Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
    Gas Stations with Convenience Stores
    Book Stores
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail
    Gift Shops & Souvenir Stores Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Magazines & Newspapers are less than those from News Dealers & Newsstands. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Magazines & Newspapers sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Magazines & Newspapers Product Sales Report

    Competing IndustrySales Relative to News Dealers & NewsstandsOpportunity/Threat
    Book Stores
    Online (Internet) Shopping
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail
    Mail-Order Houses
    Discount Department Stores

    Since sales from News Dealers & Newsstands are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Books, companies in the News Dealers & Newsstands industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Books Product Sales Report

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

    Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks
    Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks 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:
    Newsstands (i.e., permanent), News dealers, Magazine stands (i.e., etc.

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