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The Report on Sporting Goods Stores contains key information used by Marketing Departments in many of the Fortune 1,000 companies and beyond. The report helps identify industry changes, trends, key players, and growth opportunities.

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Products/Services Breakdown   .
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Financial Metrics . .
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2014 Market Research Report on Sporting Goods Stores Industry


Current Research on the Sporting Goods Stores Industry

Whether shopping at a chain store or independent sporting goods store, customers can expect variety and lower costs, leaving all retailers seeking creative ways to meet diverse demand.

While national and regional chain stores account for the greater portion of the industry, competition among those chains is highly fragmented. Larger chains can stock a wider variety of goods, but by appealing to a larger base of customers, they are more limited in the depth of inventory to each customer segment. Whereas, the small and specialty stores must focus on a narrow customer segment but have the advantage of deeper inventory coupled with highly experienced and knowledgeable staff.

This section provides answers to the fundamental and commonly-asked questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. Has the market grown or declined?
  3. What is the market growth rate?
  4. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the industry size and average company size?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the Sporting Goods Stores industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the Sporting Goods Stores industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

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Statistics 2008        2009        2010        2011        2012        2013
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of US Census and government market data



Market Forecast - Sporting Goods Stores[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Sporting Goods Stores future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced econometric techniques that project both short-term and long-term market growth outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 201420152016 2017 2018
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Sporting Goods 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 Foods For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

Men's Sports Apparel, Including Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Swimming

Men's Sweat Tops, Pants, & Warm-Ups

Other Men's Wear

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

Women's Sports Apparel, Including Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Swimming

Women's Sweat Tops, Pants, & Warm-Ups

Other Women's, Juniors', & Misses' Wear

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

Footwear, Including Accessories

Men's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots

Women's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots

Children's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots

All Other Footwear, Including Accessories

Optical Goods, Including Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses

Sporting Goods

Team Sporting Goods Equip Sold To Teams, Institutions

Team Sporting Goods Equipment Sold To Individuals

Tennis Equipment

Golf Equipment

Snow-Skiing & Snowboarding Equipment

Exercise/Fitness Equipment

Firearms, Hunting Equipment, & Supplies

Fishing Tackle, Including Bait

Camping & Backpacking Equipment & Supplies

Bicycles, Parts & Accessories

Boats, Canoes, Kayaks, Boat Motors, Parts & Accessories

Scuba & Skin Diving Equipment

Water Skiing, Surfing, & Sail Boarding Equipment

Billiards Equipment & Supplies

In-Line Roller Skates & Accessories

All Other Sporting Goods

All Other Merchandise

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

Labor Charges For Work Performed By This Establishment

Parts Installed In Repair



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 market share than average.

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Price Trends for Sporting Goods Stores

This section shows how prices are changing within the on a month-to-month basis. Price changes may be affected by seasonal demand, or by larger movements in product sales.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of an "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
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 - Sporting Goods Stores

Financial ratio information can be used to compare how a company in the industry is performing relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - Sporting Goods StoresIndustry 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 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 Stores measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity Ratios - Sporting Goods StoresIndustry 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 76%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 9%
Cashiers 7%
Retail Salespersons 59%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Companies in Sporting Goods Stores and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Sporting Goods Stores market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

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Public Sporting Goods Stores Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Sporting Goods Stores market research on key company news, and Sporting Goods Stores statistics. The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.


Government Contracts Related to Sporting Goods Stores

In 2013, the federal government spent a total of $2,404,478 on Sporting Goods Stores. It has awarded 387 contracts to 85 companies, with an average value of $28,288 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 Sporting Goods Stores 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.

Sporting Goods
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Sporting Goods StoresOpportunity/Threat
Motorcycle, Boat & Other Automobile Dealers Competing industry
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry
Discount Department Stores Competing industry
Online (Internet) Shopping Competing industry
Mail-Order Houses Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Sporting Goods are less than those from Sporting Goods Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Sporting Goods sales, taking market share from this industry.
Sporting Goods Product Sales Report



Footwear, Including Accessories
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Sporting Goods StoresOpportunity/Threat
Family Clothing Stores
Discount Department Stores Competing industry
Online (Internet) Shopping Competing industry
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry
Women's Clothing Stores Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Footwear, Including Accessories are less than those from Sporting Goods Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Footwear, Including Accessories sales, taking market share from this industry.
Footwear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report



Men's Wear, Including Accessories
Men's Wear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report

Bicycles, Parts & Accessories
Bicycles, Parts & Accessories Product Sales Report

Men's Sports Apparel, Including Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Swimming
Men's Sports Apparel, Including Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Swimming Product Sales Report

Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories
Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report

Men's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots
Men's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots Product Sales Report

Women's Sports Apparel, Including Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Swimming
Women's Sports Apparel, Including Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Swimming Product Sales Report

Women's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots
Women's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots Product Sales Report

Men's Sweat Tops, Pants, & Warm-Ups
Men's Sweat Tops, Pants, & Warm-Ups Product Sales Report



Segments classified within this market research report

This market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Pro shops (e.g., golf, skiing, tennis), Golf pro shops, Athletic equipment and supply stores (including uniforms), Tack shops, Shoe stores, specialty sports footwear (e.g., bowling, spiked), Tackle shops (i.e., fishing), Sports gear stores (e.g., outdoors, scuba, skiing), Saddlery stores, Outdoor sporting equipment stores, Fishing supply stores (e.g., bait), Sporting goods stores, Exercise equipment stores, Bicycle (except motorized) shops, Diving equipment stores, Uniform stores, athletic, Footwear (e.g., specialty sports, stores, Gun shops, Bowling equipment and supply stores, etc.



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