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Computer and Software Stores

SIC 5734 | NAICS 443142

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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.

Business Technology Association
Office Technology Magazine

Monthly publication features news and information for office technology dealers, with special features including the annual "Look Ahead" (January issue) and "Industry Forecast" (December issue) reports which ask office technology dealers and manufacturers to share their expectations and strategies for the year ahead. Digital editions of current and archived issues of the magazine are available online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Laptops and Desktops - US / Tablets - US  Search for above titles

Market research studies provide in-depth analysis of the U.S. laptop, desktop, and tablet markets, with topics covered including market size, competitive context, leading companies, brand and marketing strategies, ownership and purchase price, motivations for purchasing, and attitudes toward brands. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the studies can be viewed free online.

Euromonitor International
Computers and Peripherals in the US

Market research report analyzes the market for computers and peripherals in the U.S., with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales in unit volume and dollar value by product category (e.g., desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablets and other portable computers, monitors, printers). Summary description, sample report and data, and detailed table of contents are available free online.

John Peddie Research
Research Publications

Market research studies provide in-depth analysis of the various segments of the computer hardware market, with categories addressed in individual studies including console gaming hardware, mobile devices, PC gaming hardware by market segment (e.g., enthusiast, performance, mainstream), and workstations. Study highlights and detailed table of contents for each study are available free online.

Entertainment Software Association
Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry

Annual survey provides an in-depth look at the computer and video game industry from a consumer standpoint, with topics addressed including gamer demographics, types of games played most often, how and where they are played, top selling games, current and historical sales, and total consumer spending on games, hardware, and accessories. Report can be downloaded and viewed free online.

Gamer Network

Retail news channel of this online publication features news and information for video game stores, with featured articles including monthly press releases from The NPD Group, Inc. which provide summary retail sales statistics for video game hardware, software, and accessories for the most recent month and the same month in the prior year. All articles can be viewed free online.

Ken Research
The U.S. Video Game Industry Outlook

Market research study provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. video game industry, with topics covered in the report including market size and segments (e.g., hardware, software, and accessories), online gaming market (e.g., massively multiplayer, social, and mobile), trends and developments, and future outlook and projections. Executive summary and table of contents can be viewed free online.

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Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Computer and Software Stores  Search for "443142"

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
Computer Stores

Cost structure benchmarks section of this report provides an analysis of industry costs and profits as a percentage of revenue by major category for companies that sell desktops, notebooks, tablets, smart phones, prepackaged software, and peripherals and accessories such as printers, scanners, keyboards, and supplies in combination with providing support and repair services for these items.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Consumer Electronics Stores

Free online service provides salary and hourly wages for selected job positions in this retail sector such as general manager, sales manager, store manager, assistant manager, sales consultant, and service specialist, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Best Buy Co., Inc., Apple, Inc., Radio Shack Corporation, GameStop Corp., and HHGregg, Inc.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples
Computer and Electronics Stores

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses in this retail sector that sell desktops, notebooks, tablets, smart phones, prepackaged software, and peripherals and accessories such as printers, monitors, scanners, keyboards, mice, and speakers.

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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