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Sporting Goods Distributors

SIC 5091 | NAICS 423910

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Sporting Goods Distributors  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

State of the Industry
Comprehensive annual study provides in-depth analysis of trends and issues affecting the sports and fitness industries, with topics covered in the study including manufacturer and retailer survey highlights, wholesale sales data, consumer spending trends, sports and fitness participation, and growth opportunities. Sample excerpts from the study including the executive summary and table of contents can be viewed free online.

NASGW Insight and NASGW Newsletter
Monthly publications feature news and information for fishing and hunting equipment distributors, with topics covered including industry issues, management, sales and marketing, operations, and technology. Current and prior issues of these publications can be viewed online, with e-mail subscription available upon request.

Freedonia Group
Sports Equipment
Market research study analyzes the U.S. sports equipment market, with topics covered in the study including market size and environment, product and retail sales segments (e.g., fitness equipment, golf equipment, hunting equipment, camping equipment, and team goods), sports activity trends, product and retail sales forecasts, industry structure, and company profiles. Summary table of contents can be viewed free online.

Ken Research
U.S. Sports Equipment Industry Outlook
Market research study provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. sports equipment market, with topics covered including market size and segments (e.g., fitness equipment, golf equipment, hunting and fishing equipment, and camping equipment), market developments and trends, future outlook and projections, and company profiles. Executive summary and detailed table of contents from the study are available free online.

GIA Research
Sporting Goods
Global outlook report provides an overview of the sports apparel, footwear, and equipment market in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered in this study including market overview, global trends and issues, market segment review, regional market perspective, and trends and developments for specific markets and categories. Summary description is available online with detailed table of contents available upon request.

Global Research & Data Services
Global Database of the Top Sporting and Recreational Product Wholesalers
Excel-based report provides background and contact information for the top sporting and recreational goods wholesalers on a worldwide basis, with information provided including company name, financial performance data, number of employees, contact information, and names of key executive and management personnel.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Sporting Goods Distributors  Search for "423910"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Sporting and Recreational Goods and Supplies Wholesalers  Search for "423910"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for companies in this wholesale sector. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed online.

IBISWorld Industry Research Reports
Sporting Goods Wholesaling

Cost structure benchmarks section of these reports provide an analysis of industry costs and profits as a percentage of revenue by income and expense category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent and utilities, other expenses, and earnings before interest and taxes) and includes commentary on trends and expectations for specific categories. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

Compensation Surveys

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Employee Compensation Report
Two-volume wholesale distributor employee compensation report provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits, with compensation data broken out by annual company sales volume and geographic region. Table of contents, compensation breakout information, and job descriptions for all positions included in the report can be viewed free online.

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