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Warehouse Clubs and Superstores

SIC 5399 | NAICS 452910

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  • Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
  • Compensation and Salary Surveys
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters  (view report)
Supermarkets & Grocery 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

HHC Publishing
Warehouse Club Industry Guide
Comprehensive guide features an extensive overview of the warehouse store industry, with topics covered in the overview section including club sales, member profiles, ancillary businesses, category sales, private label merchandise, and more, and also includes individual sections which address each of the major companies in this industry. Detailed table of contents and selected excerpts from the guide can be viewed free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Warehouse Clubs - US
Consumer market research report provides in-depth analysis of this retail market sector, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, market drivers, retailer overview (e.g., BJ's, Costco, Sam's), innovations, competitive context, marketing strategies, clubs shopped, club memberships, and membership types. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.

Euromonitor International
Mixed Retailers in the US
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the mixed retailer (e.g., Walmart, Costco, and Target) market sector, with topics covered including trends, competitive landscape, prospects, channel formats, and channel data (e.g., historical and forecast sales, outlets, and selling space trends, with company and brand shares for selected measures). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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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

Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income 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

National Retail Federation
U.S. Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey
Annual compensation survey provides detailed information on employee compensation and benefits for all retail store categories, with statistical measures provided for each job position including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample reports for selected job positions are accessible free online.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Food and General Merchandise Stores Salary Survey
Annual salary survey provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level, with store categories covered by the survey including grocery, department, big box, discount, and outlet stores. Complete listing of all job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

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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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