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Sporting Goods Distributors

SIC 5091 | NAICS 423910

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Sporting & Recreational Goods Distributors  (view report)
Sporting Goods Stores  (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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Publications available from this trade association include:

State of the Industry Report
Comprehensive annual state of the industry report provides an in-depth analysis of trends and issues affecting the sports and fitness industries, with topics covered in this report including financial review of the previous year, participation overview for all categories, insights into key trends that are shaping the industry, political advocacy updates, and interviews with leading industry executives and experts.

The Pulse: Sports & Fitness Confidence Index
Quarterly confidence index is designed to measure industry activity from the consumer's perspective based on a quarterly survey of consumer participation in sports and fitness activities and current and prospective expenditure plans and intentions regarding related sporting goods and fitness equipment in combination with other industry information on hiring, shipments, and the overall business climate.

AMR Research
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Sports Equipment and Accessories
Market research report analyzes the market for this product sector on a global basis, with information provided in the report including market size and forecast by type of sports (e.g., team sports, outdoor sports, and recreational and exercise), retail distribution channel (e.g., sports shops, department and discount stores, and online stores), and region (e.g., U.S., North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific).

Sports Protective Equipment
Comprehensive market research report analyzes the sports protective equipment market on a global basis, with information provided in the report including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., helmet/headgear, eyewear, face and mouth guards, and chest protectors, pads, guards, and gloves), retail channel (e.g., specialty, multi-retail, and e-stores), and region (e.g., U.S., Canada, and Mexico).

Athletic Footwear
Comprehensive research report provides a detailed analysis of the global market for athletic footwear, with information provided in the report including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., sports shoesbasketball, soccer, tennis, cricket, and other shoes; running and walking shoes; aerobic and gym wear shoes; and hiking and backpacking shoes) and footwear user (men, women, and children).

GIA Research
Sports and Fitness Clothing
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with data provided including breakdown of sales by company for leading players in the U.S. market, popular retail channels in U.S. market ranked by preference, and breakdown of sales by type of retail outlet (e.g., specialty stores, national chains, mass merchant, department stores, e-retailers).

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Sporting & Recreational 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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Sporting & Recreational Goods Distributors
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual net sales for distributors of sporting and recreational goods, with products distributed by these companies including team and individual sports equipment, exercise equipment, camping and fishing equipment, hunting equipment and firearms, and swimming pools and supplies.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Compensation resources available from this trade association include:

Sporting Goods Wholesalers
Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for job positions such as national sales manager, operations manager, marketing manager, warehouse manager, financial controller, customer service manager, and warehouse lead, with employers for which salary or wage rate data is provided including Big Rock Sports LLC, Gopher Sport, and Maurice SportingGoods Inc.

Fitness Equipment Wholesalers
Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for job positions such as brand manager, regional sales manager, inside sales representative, technical support specialist, and field service technician, with employers for which data is provided including Precor Inc, Nautilus, Inc., Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., Life Fitness Inc., Johnson Health Tech, and Cybex International Inc.

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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