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Retail Stores

SIC 5300 | NAICS 452000


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

IBISWorld
IBISWorld
Department Stores  (view report)
Dollar & Variety 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

Lebhar Friedman, Inc.
Chain Store Age
https://www.chainstoreage.com/

Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for retail professionals, with topics covered in the publication including operations, finance, marketing, technology, and real estate, and special features including the "Annual State of the Industry Report" and "Top 100 U.S. Retailers" rankings published in the September/October issue of the magazine. Digital editions can be viewed online.


NRF
Information resources available from this trade association include:

NRF Forecast / Monthly Economic Review
https://nrf.com/nrf-forecasts / monthly-economic-review
Annual forecast and monthly economic review reports provide insights on economic trends and their current and prospective impact on the U.S. retail environment, with topics covered in these reports including retail sales growth, consumer sentiment, consumer prices, GDP growth, housing market index, employment growth trends, personal income and spending, and leading economic indicators.

STORES Magazine
https://stores.org/
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for retail executives, with topics covered in various issues including store operations, merchandising, marketing, retail technology, mobile and online shopping, payment and credit systems, supply chain logistics, human resources, and loss prevention. Current issue is available online, with free subscription available to qualified parties.

Annual Retailer Lists
https://nrf.com/
STORES magazine provides annual ranking lists of retailers by various criteria, with lists provided including the "Top 100" ranked by U.S. sales, "Hot 100" ranked by U.S. year-over-year sales growth, "Favorite 50" ranking of consumers' preferred e-commerce sites, and the "Global Top 250" from the "Global Powers of Retailing" report produced in conjunction with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
General Merchandise, Department, Discount, and Variety Stores
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "452" to see reports for specific types of stores

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

IBISWorld
Department / Dollar & Variety Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys

NRF
Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey
https://nrf.com/

Annual salary survey provides compensation and benefits data for retailers of all types, with survey data broken down by retail sector and subsector, size (e.g., organization sales, number of stores, store revenue, and store size), ownership (public, private), type of entity (e.g., corporation, division,  subsidiary, and group), and geographic region (e.g., national, regional, and metropolitan area.)


PayScale, Inc.
Department, Discount, and Dollar Stores
https://www.payscale.com/department / discount / dollar

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this retail sector, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including department (e.g., Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Macy's, Dilliards, JCPenney, and Kohl's), discount (e.g., Target, TJ Maxx, and Wal-Mart), and dollar (e.g., Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, and Dollar General) stores.


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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/

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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