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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Photographic Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Photographic Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Photographic Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: 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 Photographic Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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

Photographic Equipment And Supplies

Still Picture Photographic Equipment, Household Type

Motion Picture Photographic Equipment

Photographic Film

Developing Supplies

Other Photographic Equipment And Supplies

Still Picture Photographic Equipment, Commercial Type

Office Equipment, Excluding Computers

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing

Other Small Electric Household Appliances

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 Photographic Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Photographic Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Photographic Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 8%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8%
Business Operations Specialists 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 14%
Computer Occupations 13%
Sales and Related Occupations 22%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 18%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 18%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 9%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26%
Information and Record Clerks 9%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Photographic Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Security Camera Warehouse trademarks "SECURITY CAMERA WAREHOUSE" - Closed circuit TV systems for security and surveillance - 02/02/2018

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Roberts Distributors

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Closing bell: Sensex, Nifty, Midcap at fresh record close; heavyweights lead - Sugar prices firmed up by Rs 50 per quintal at the wholesale market in the national capital today following strong demand amid restricted arrivals. Marketmen said besides tight supplies, heavy buying by stockists and bulk consumers mainly pushed up sugar ... (01/08/2018)
    • Where Pot Entrepreneurs Go When the Banks Just Say No - businesses use it to buy weed from wholesalers and for gardening supplies, plastic bottles and lab equipment. They use it for money orders at grocery stores. It pays employees and the rent and electric bills and taxes. It is fed into owners’ personal ... (01/06/2018)
    • Cardinal Camera named Lansdale’s December Business of the Month - “They sell a full range of equipment — and trust me ... George Henry grew tired of the expense of photo supplies, so he opened a shop in West Point in 1937 “mostly so he could buy supplies wholesale.” “But Seelig Camera helped feed not just ... (12/30/2017)
    • China’s Fuel Fiasco Leaves Citizens In The Cold – Analysis - The new goals touched off a scramble for new boilers, heating equipment, distribution networks ... Andrews-Speed at National University of Singapore in a recent post. But the wholesale replacement of entire urban heating systems by the deadline proved ... (12/28/2017)
    • Business targets identified for city’s new industrial site - Wholesale trade: beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers; machinery, equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers; motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers; miscellaneous durable goods merchant ... (10/10/2017)
    • Discount Credit Card Supply Achieves Inc. 5000 Ranking for the Third year in a row! - Discount Credit Card Supply (DCCS) supplies new and refurbished point of sale processing equipment to agents, wholesalers, online marketplaces and merchants of all sizes. DCCS has a full-service refurbishing center, paper supply warehouse, deployment ... (08/16/2017)
    • Factory to shelf: Wholesaler sorts and delivers products to stores - That includes a Roses Express store in Newnan’s Merchant’s Crossing ... are few buildings of that size available anywhere in the country. The equipment simply allowed Variety Wholesalers to move in faster and get up and running sooner than other ... (06/25/2017)
    • Porter's Camera Store to close - Porter's Marion-based owners, Rapids Wholesale Equipment, whose main focus is distributing restaurant and bar supplies, closed another Porter's Camera Store, in Cedar Rapids, a week ago, Lantz said. That was the former Linn Photo, a photo specialty store ... (02/01/2013)
    • Bargain Hunting: 100+ Places to Find a Great Deal - The website also offers shoppers the ability to view and compare over thousands of merchants and sellers ... digital photography, electronics, prescription drugs, home & garden, movies, music, office equipment, sporting goods, video games, watches and ... (09/11/2007)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $9,014,508 on Photographic Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 352 contracts to 119 companies, with an average value of $75,752 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:
    Theater equipment (except seats) merchant wholesalers, Projection equipment (e.g., motion picture, slide), photographic, merchant wholesalers, Film developing equipment merchant wholesalers, Film, Camera, video (except household-type) merchant wholesalers, Photofinishing equipment merchant wholesalers, Identity recorders merchant wholesalers, Camera equipment and supplies, Photographic equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers, Television cameras merchant wholesalers, Photographic film merchant wholesalers, Motion picture cameras, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers, television, Video cameras (except household-type) merchant wholesalers, etc.

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