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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music Stores

Overview of the U.S. Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music 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 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music 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.

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.

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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 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music 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

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

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

Children's Wear, Including Boys', Girls', & Infants' & Toddlers' Clothing & Accessories

Costumes & Unisex Clothing

Footwear, Including Accessories

Sewing, Knitting, Needlework Goods, Including Fabrics, Patterns, Sewing Supplies, Notions, Yarns, Laces, Trimmings, Needlework Kits,

TV, DVD/Blu-Ray Players & Recorders, Camcorders, Portable Video Players, E-Book Readers, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs.

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

Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture

New & Used Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies, Including Computer Game Software & Tablet Computers

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attachments, Novelty Jewelry, Estate/Antique Jewelry.

Books, Including E-Books

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

Optical Goods, Including Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses.

Sporting Goods & Recreational Equipment

Boats & Other Sport Vehicles, Parts & Accessories

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Used Books, Clothing, Furniture, & Other Used Items Not Elsewhere Classified

All Other Merchandise

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All 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 of Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music Stores by state

Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music 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 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music 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.

price index trends

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 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music 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 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music 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 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music 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 Managers2%
Sales and Related Occupations 77%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 8%
Retail Sales Workers 68%
Cashiers 9%
Cashiers 9%
Retail Salespersons 58%
Retail Salespersons 58%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music Stores Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Coulter Ventures trademarks "RUSSIAN BARBELL" - Barbells - 01/07/2018
  • R.C. Sports trademarks "RC SPORTS" - On-line wholesale and retail store services featuring a variety of skating goods and related accessories of others; Wholesale and retail store services featuring a variety of skating goods and related accessories of others - 01/06/2018
  • Recreational Equipment patents Collapsible Rocking Chair - 01/04/2018
  • Palmetto State Armory patents Caliber Modification Using Modular Fire Control Group - 01/04/2018
  • Recreational Equipment trademarks "REI CO OP" - Sports packs; backpacks; backpacks and sport packs compatible with personal fluid hydration systems comprising a fluid reservoir, a delivery tube, a mouthpiece and a carrying pack, sold empty; shoulder bags; waterproof sports bags; messenger bags; school bags; travel bags; knapsacks; tote bags; rucksacks; fanny packs; duffel bags; business cases; all-purpose carrying bags; overnight cases; textile shopping bags; harness straps; briefcases; luggage; day backpacks; handbags; covers especially designed for backpacks; accessory pouches - 12/29/2017
  • Patriot Ordnance Factory patents Reduced Weight Firearm - 10/26/2017
  • Pro's Closet raises $3 million in funding. - 09/21/2017
  • Access Genetics raises $1 million in funding. - 06/13/2017
  • Advanced Sports raises $7 million in funding. - 08/29/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Gander Mountain331
    Lifetime Products266
    Coulter Ventures74
    Zepp Labs17
    Hobby Lobby Stores

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Retail Sales Strength Remained in December - Clothing and clothing accessories stores sales were down 0.3 percent after surprising in November when they increased 0.6 percent. On the other hand, sporting goods, hobby, book & music stores sales sank 1.6 percent in the last month of the year and was ... (01/12/2018)
    • Furniture stores post big December sales gain - Retail sales increased 5.6% from a year ago and 0.3% from November 2017. Only one retail sector — sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores — posted a year-over-year sales decline in December (off 0.1%). Department stores, a sub-category of general ... (01/12/2018)
    • U.S. Retail Sales Rise 0.4% In December, In Line With Estimates - On the other hand, the report showed steep drops in sales by miscellaneous store retailers, sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, and department stores. Excluding auto sales, retail sales still rose by 0.4 percent in December after jumping by 1.3 ... (01/12/2018)
    • First Data: Electronics/appliances among holiday standouts - The only category with a slight decline was the sporting goods, hobby and books segment, with a 0.6% decline. (The data in the report includes only card-based forms of payment.) Every single region of the country experienced growth in holiday spending ... (01/10/2018)
    • September Retail Sales Highest Since 2015 - Furniture and home furnishings stores dropped 0.4% month over month, but rose 1.7% year over year. Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores had a month-over-month sales decline of 0.2% and a year-over-year drop of 5.5%. (10/13/2017)
    • Dick's stock plunges on poor gun and sports sales - Sales are down 4.9% through July of this year for the government category including sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Start your day right with the latest news driving global markets, from major ... (08/15/2017)
    • Nike just revealed a disturbing statistic — and shares are falling - The sporting goods, hobby, book, and music store category was up 4.9%. There are the major competitors — like Lululemon and Under Armour — and then there are more niche brands, like the ultra-luxe Sweaty Betty and Bandier, and Outdoor Voices ... (06/28/2016)
    • The End Of Retail - One month of data can be very noisy, but I think that if you look at March 2011 compared to March 2012 you can clearly see the End of Retail ... and appliance stores. We have 17,000 fewer people working in "sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores." (04/06/2012)
    • November retail sales rise 4.5 percent - Good news for store owners: November retail sales rose 4.5 percent over last year ... but increased 6.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year. • Sales at sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over last ... (12/13/2011)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $6,395,813 on Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music Stores. It has awarded 641 contracts to 167 companies, with an average value of $38,298 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount