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Movie, DVD, and Video Rental Stores

SIC 7841 | NAICS 532230

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

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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:

Sample report is available online.

The Entertainment Merchants Association
Information resources available from this organization include:

Quick Facts About the Video & Video Game Industries
"Quick Facts" section provides a summary overview of recent trends in physical disc and digital media sales and rentals for the home video and video game market. All information can be viewed free online.

The D2 Report: Discs & Digital - The Business of Home Entertainment Retailing
Annual publication provides a comprehensive overview of the home entertainment and video game industries, with information provided including current and historical retail sales and rental revenue for the physical disc and digital media segments of both industries and projected changes and growth over the next five years. Report is available free of charge to EMA members; highlights from the report can be viewed free online.

The Digital Entertainment Group
Consumer Spending Chart  Select "News - News Releases"
Quarterly reports provide physical disc rental statistics for brick and mortar video rental stores, subscription services (e.g., Netflix DVD service), and kiosks (e.g., Redbox), with consumer spending data reported for the most recent quarter and on a year-to-date basis with comparisons to the same periods in the prior year for year-over-year trending purposes. Current and prior issues are available free online.

IRS Audit Technique Guides
Retail Industry - Chapter 3: Video/DVD Rental Business
IRS audit guide contents include an overview of the industry and its business practices with primary focus on accounting and tax issues. Publication is available free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Digital Movie Sales and Rentals - US
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the movie sales and rental market, with topics covered including market size and forecast, market segmentation, market drivers, competitive context for physical discs, marketing strategies, purchasing and renting trends, and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Movie, DVD, and Video Rental Stores  Search for "532230"

Industry statistics available in this market analysis include total number of companies, total annual market volume and sales trends, average company sales and sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, business start up activity and failure rates, and other business statistics on a national, state, metropolitan area, county, and zip code level. Sample national and local reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Movie, DVD, and Video Rental Stores  Search for "532230"

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

Sample reports are available online.

IBISWorld Industry Research Reports
DVD, Game & Video Rental

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.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Consumer Goods Rental
Annual survey provides hourly and annual wage data for jobs in this retail sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples
Video Rental Stores

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.

Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company transactions by SIC or NAICS code for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.

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