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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: One-Hour Photofinishing

Overview: the U.S. One-Hour Photofinishing 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 One-Hour Photofinishing: 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 One-Hour Photofinishing 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

Digital Photo And Photofinishing Services

Portrait Photography Services

General Individual And Group Portrait Photography Services

Passport Photography Services

Resale Of Merchandise

Resale Of Photographic Equipment And Supplies

Resale Of Other 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 One-Hour Photofinishing 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 One-Hour Photofinishing 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 One-Hour Photofinishing 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%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 33%
Animal Care and Service Workers 25%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 24%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 24%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Retail Sales Workers 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37%
Other Transportation Workers 30%
Parking Lot Attendants 30%
Parking Lot Attendants 30%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

One-Hour Photofinishing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • PHILIP ARTHUR DEMASSA - DEMASSA, PHILIP ARTHUR Philip Arthur Demassa, 67, accidentally passed away on May ... In 1981, Phil expanded his investments from real estate to the new world of one-hour photofinishing. Quickly opening three Film Express stores in one month, Phil ... (06/03/2012)
  • Walgreens coming to town - n nationwide rollout of one-hour photofinishing service, now available at more than 98 percent of Walgreens stores. n Intercom Plus, which allows pharmacists to spend more time counseling patients by assigning administrative tasks to pharmacy technicians. (10/30/2011)
  • Small Business Industries You Shouldn't Touch With A 10-Foot Pole - Most people neglect photofinishing when thinking about paper industries, but it also should be included. Prior to digital technology, film and film processing was a huge industry. Without fail, almost any and every strip mall in America had a One-Hour ... (08/20/2011)
  • Noritsu Unveils Compact Retail Inkjet Photo Printer at CES 2008 - The company’s legacy dates back to its founder, Mr. Kanichi Nishimoto, who invented the automatic print washer, the predecessor to the modern photofinishing machine. Noritsu introduced the world’s first one-hour film developing and printing system ... (01/05/2008)
  • Business Briefs - The new location features a portrait studio and one-hour photofinishing lab on the premises. Mohler, a Lawrence resident for the past 11 years, has more than eight years of experience in the photofinishing and portrait photography business. She has been ... (10/01/2000)
  • Fuji Knocks Kodak Out Of Focus - "Even though the Wal-Mart deal doesn't include the one-hour photo lab operations in many Wal-Mart stores, Fuji could introduce its film to Wal-Mart photofinishing customers by giving a free roll to each customer who processes film at Wal-Mart." That could ... (07/12/1996)
  • Fuji Snaps Up Wal-mart Business - Fuji said it will purchase Wal-Mart's six photofinishing labs and obtain a long-term agreement to provide developing services for the world's largest retailer. Wal-Mart still will operate its chain of 1,200 one-hour photo labs in its stores. The purchase ... (07/10/1996)
  • Fuji to Buy Wal-Mart Photo Plants - Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart is not selling the one-hour photofinishing labs located inside its stores. Wal-Mart shares fell 50 cents to $24 and Kodak lost 75 cents to $74.375, both on the New York Stock Exchange. Fuji's shares fell $1 to $30.375 on ... (07/09/1996)
  • Florida No. 2 In Photo Minilabs - Did you know that Florida is second only to California in the number of one-hour labs? Yep. And tourism gets a lot of the credit. The minilab industry is worth $2 billion a year and is about 40 percent of the entire photofinishing market. Now you know. (05/07/1990)
  • COMPANY NEWS; EASTMAN KODAK TO BUY FOX PHOTO - Fox operates 20 wholesale photo labs and 240 mini-labs, many of which offer one-hour photofinishing service, in 23 states. ''Fox is an extremely important customer for Kodak, and given the fact that it was for sale, Kodak had to acquire it or face losing ... (11/18/1986)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $6,673 on One-Hour Photofinishing. It has awarded 20 contracts to 1 companies, with an average value of $6,673 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
One-hour photofinishing services, Photofinishing services, one-hour, Film developing and printing, one hour, Photofinishing labs, etc.

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