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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Record Stores (Electronics Stores)

Overview: the U.S. Record Stores (Electronics 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 Record Stores (Electronics 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.

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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 Record Stores (Electronics 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

Other Major Household Appliances, Parts & Accessories

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

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

Record Stores (Electronics 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 Record Stores (Electronics 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.

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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 Record Stores (Electronics 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 Record Stores (Electronics 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 Record Stores (Electronics 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

Record Stores (Electronics 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

    • The Game Boy Is The Next Classic Nintendo Product Coming Back To Stores - Aside from appealing to retro gamers, Hyperkin’s Ultra Game Boy is also being customized for chiptune musicians who use the classic console to create modern electronic tunes. Yes, it’s a thing, and a very popular thing. Hyperkin plans to release the ... (01/11/2018)
    • ICE raids nearly 100 7-Eleven stores in immigration crackdown - Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents raided nearly 100 stores to audit employment records and interview employees ... was unveiled at the weeklong CES 2018 convention of consumer electronics manufacturers in Las Vegas. United Press International ... (01/10/2018)
    • Last record store in Everett still spinning - That seems to be what scripture says the rules of the universe are, and it works." But how to continue surviving with an increasingly electronic marketplace? Record stores are an increasingly endangered species. iTunes, Spotify and file sharing have taken ... (12/20/2017)
    • Why Grand Rapids record store is expanding near downtown - GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Revolve Records is moving closer to the Grand Rapids music scene. The record shop, which sells vinyl records and ... near Logan Street, in the former home of Comprenew, an electronics recycling and data security firm. (11/13/2017)
    • The 10 best record stores in Portland - is a used record store doubling as a beer bar, a zine library and an upstart concert venue that ranges from DIY touring bands to Portland favorites. The store/label is known for a keen electronic, indie and modern classical selection, as well as ambient ... (04/13/2016)
    • Record Store Day 2015: How Merchants Rock On In An Era Of Streaming And Digital Downloads - electronic dance music, funk and hip-hop. She’s one of an increasing number of Americans devoted to a revival of vinyl-record collecting. The hobby has helped thousands of stores such as the A-1 Record Shop stay alive in an era of online single-click ... (04/18/2015)
    • The 9 Best Record Stores In The Bay Area - There is Dub, Afro-funk, Cuban and Latin jazz, French electronic, and roots American music ... you'll likely leave with a few records. The store stocks soul, oldies, and R&B vinyl, focusing on the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and Vivian can tell you about each ... (08/20/2014)
    • 18 Record Stores Every Music Lover Needs To Visit At Least Once - The other thing: many of the record stores that should have been on this list have gone ... Also home of the greatest collection of Detroit techno and electronic records in the world. This tiny shop helped fuel the careers of Canada's greatest indie ... (02/06/2014)
    • Record Store Day: Just How Big Is the Big Vinyl Resurgence? - This article first appeared in Billboard Magazine GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE ... Moreover, at retail, merchants like Criminal Records in Atlanta say that vinyl now comprises 70% of the store's sales. At Rainbo Records, a CD/DVD/vinyl/cassette manufacturer ... (04/18/2013)
    • Former record store owner and radio pioneer Arnold Hornbuckle dies (updated) - HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Former record store owner and radio broadcasting pioneer ... The business quickly expanded to include musical instruments and home entertainment electronics. His record store business expanded over the years to include four stores ... (01/31/2012)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $4,610,951 on Record Stores (Electronics Stores). It has awarded 406 contracts to 161 companies, with an average value of $28,639 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:
    Television and radio stores, Pager and mobile phone stores, Software stores, computer, Computer equipment stores, Camera shops, photographic, Stereo stores (except automotive), Audio equipment stores (except automotive), TV (television) stores, Consumer-type electronic stores (e.g., televisions, computers, cameras), Computer stores, Record stores, new, Music stores (e.g., cassette, compact disc, record, tape), Radio and television stores, Video tape stores, Electronic part and component stores, Video game software stores, Photographic supply stores, etc.

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