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Performing Arts & Spectator Sports Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
Key Companies   .
Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Performing Arts & Spectator Sports

Overview of the U.S. Performing Arts & Spectator Sports 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 Performing Arts & Spectator Sports: 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[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.

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 Performing Arts & Spectator Sports 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

Admissions To Live Performing Arts Performances

Admissions To Live Sports Events

Contract Live Performing Arts Performances

Contract Live Sporting Events

Sale Of Paintings, Sculptures, And Other Fine Arts

Support Services For Production Of Audiovisual Works And Studio Sound Recordings

Contract Performing Arts Performances For Film And Television

Gambling Machines

Pari-Mutuel Sports Gambling

Advertising Revenues

Representation Services

Career Management Services

Fine Arts And Theatrical Performance Instruction

Race Animal Training

Sporting Event Broadcast And Other Media Rights

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property - Protected By Trademark

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property - Protected By Copyright

Outright Sale Of Intellectual Property Protected By Copyright

Contract Production Services For Intellectual Property Protected By Copyright, Excluding Live Performing Arts

Sports And Performing Arts Event Management Services

Membership Services

Parking Services

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

Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment

Rental Of Non-Residential Space In Buildings Or Other Facilities

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

Investment Income, Including Interest And Dividends

All Other Revenue

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 Performing Arts & Spectator Sports 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 Performing Arts & Spectator Sports 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 Performing Arts & Spectator Sports 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 Performing Arts & Spectator Sports 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 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7%
Business Operations Specialists 6%
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 37%
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 37%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 27%
Art and Design Workers 15%
Artists and Related Workers 13%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 7%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 18%
Actors, Producers, and Directors 5%
Actors 8%
Producers and Directors 6%
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers 12%
Athletes and Sports Competitors 6%
Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers 6%
Musicians and Singers 5%
Media and Communication Workers 14%
Writers and Editors 8%
Writers and Authors 7%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 9%
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators 6%
Protective Service Occupations 8%
Other Protective Service Workers 7%
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers 7%
Security Guards 6%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 8%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 17%
Animal Care and Service Workers 7%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 6%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 6%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 13%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 8%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 8%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Retail Sales Workers 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 14%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 14%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 12%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 14%
Office Clerks, General 12%
Office Clerks, General 12%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5%
Material Moving Workers 8%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Performing Arts & Spectator Sports Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Minnesota Vikings Football trademarks "BRING IT HOME" - Education and entertainment services in the nature of professional football games and exhibitions; presentation of live shows featuring football games, football exhibitions, football competitions, and musical and dance performances; providing sports and entertainment information via a global computer network or a commercial on-line computer service; organizing sporting events and sporting exhibitions in the nature of football; entertainment services - 01/06/2018
  • Bent Image Lab patents Accurate Positioning Of Augmented Reality Content - 01/04/2018
  • Spartan Race trademarks "SPARTAN" - Computer laptops and tablets; mobile phones; mobile electronic devices; computer laptop and tablet carrying cases, carrying bags and protective cases and sleeves; mobile phone carrying and protective cases - 12/29/2017
  • United Talent Agency trademarks "RAMBLE" - Entertainment services - 12/29/2017
  • Activate Holdings raises $8 million in funding. - 07/24/2017
  • Live Nation Entertainment patents Methods And Systems For Reducing Burst Usage Of A Networked Computer System - 03/23/2017
  • Eventlink patents Analytic Data Capturing And Processing System And Method - 02/09/2017
  • Scorebig raises $5 million in funding. - 05/25/2016
  • Spartan Race raises $10 million in funding. - 04/19/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Live Nation Entertainment581
    Atomic Design8
    SPX Fitness
    World Wrestling Entertainment
    Nba Properties

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Cubans love Russian classics, Soviet cinema, says deputy minister of culture - He recalled several performing tours of his country by the top-rated choir ... houses where Soviet films were run were a frequent sight during the Soviet era. The spectators would often get into heated discussion of what they had seen after the shows. (01/12/2018)
    • Tisa contingent to showcase siomai festival in Sinulog sa Barangay - Barangay Tisa, that is under the leadership of Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) President Philip Zafra, is joining for the first time the Sinulog sa Barangay today (Saturday) at the Cebu City Sports ... Tisa Cultural Performing Arts that he wanted ... (01/12/2018)
    • Polar Plunge kicks off a medley of January events - Performing Arts Opera Idaho’s Winterreise Project ... $5 admission, free for children 12 and younger. Spectator Sports Boise State Broncos men’s basketball: Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $10-$20 general, $9-$19 seniors ... (12/29/2017)
    • A musical look back on 2017 - Jawohl, the Vienna Boys Choir returned to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre for an eclectic yet entertaining ... Intimate and Interactive series at The Studio in FO Concert Hall sports a winning formula. Chill December brings the sleet, blazing fire ... (12/28/2017)
    • Govt files plans for new Europa Point Sports Club housing sports and performing arts - Plans for the Europa Point Sports Club the new home of Gibraltar’s Rugby Football Union, cricket, squash, darts and other sports and including the performing arts has been filed ... a second smaller rugby pitch. Spectator capacity will be able to be ... (08/14/2017)
    • Which employs more: Printing, performing arts and sports, or furniture? - Week two of the Econ Quiz series on where America works looks at furniture making, printing and performing arts/spectator sports. The printing industry, which includes related services such as data imaging or book binding, and furniture industry both have ... (04/14/2017)
    • Obama Rolls Supporters Into Long-Term Federal Positions - Some of these appointments are innocuous, like those of gymnast Gabrielle Douglas and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness ... Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and Sen. Angus King, I-ME, who was appointed ... (01/17/2017)
    • The new CEO of the Arts Council has been announced – Guardianistas won’t be happy - It feeds not only the performing arts but museums ... at the Department of Culture Media and Sports, who, told he would rise no higher in Whitehall, was helped by his minister, James Purnell, into the Arts Council seat. The Keynsian arms-length principle ... (12/17/2014)
    • Metro firm turns video gaming into spectator sport - Instead of focusing on college football and the NBA, it’s fixated 24 hours a day on what some might consider an unlikely draw for spectators ... finals Jan. 9-11 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. It’s offering a $1.4 million (and growing ... (11/26/2014)
    • Dress For Success Is No Spectator Sport - Central Florida is a spectator haven. Tourist attractions are filled with visitors who spend their days watching Mickey and Minnie Mouse skipping through the Magic Kingdom, marine mammals performing ... stick with the arts. With sports, keep your eye ... (03/23/1987)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $32,521,764 on Performing Arts & Spectator Sports. It has awarded 3,347 contracts to 729 companies, with an average value of $44,611 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 Performing Arts & Spectator Sports 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.

    Licensing Of Rights To Use Property Protected By Copyright
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Performing Arts & Spectator SportsOpportunity/Threat
    Sports Teams & Clubs Competing industry
    Musical Groups & Artists Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Licensing Of Rights To Use Property Protected By Copyright are less than those from Performing Arts & Spectator Sports. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Licensing Of Rights To Use Property Protected By Copyright sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Licensing Of Rights To Use Property Protected By Copyright Product Sales Report

    Live Performances Produced Under Contract
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Performing Arts & Spectator SportsOpportunity/Threat
    Musical Groups & Artists Competing industry
    Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters Competing industry
    Dance Companies Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Live Performances Produced Under Contract are less than those from Performing Arts & Spectator Sports. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Live Performances Produced Under Contract sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Live Performances Produced Under Contract Product Sales Report

    Parking Services
    Parking Services Product Sales Report

    Advertising Services
    Advertising Services Product Sales Report

    Admissions To Live Sporting Events
    Admissions To Live Sporting Events Product Sales Report

    Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption
    Meals & 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

    Event Management Services
    Event Management Services Product Sales Report

    Membership Services
    Membership Services Product Sales Report