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Consumer Electronics Stores

SIC 5731 | NAICS 443142

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Consumer Electronics Stores  (view report)
Computer 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

Future PLC
TWICE Magazine

Biweekly magazine features news and information for the consumer electronics and major appliance industries, with special features including the annual "Top 100 CE Retailers Report" which ranks the top 100 retailers of consumer technology products based on retail sales of new products sold directly to consumers. Selected articles are available free online; free subscription is available upon request.

CT Lab Global Media, LLC
Publications available from this organization include:

Dealerscope Magazine
Bimonthly magazine features news and information for consumer technology and appliance retailers, with special reports including the "CE Retail Outlook" (January/February issue) and the "Top 100 CE Retailers" (March/April issue). Selected articles from archived issues of the magazine can be viewed free online, with full access to articles and print or digital subscriptions available free with registration.

Top 101 CE Retailers  Select "Resources - Top 101 CE Retailers"
Annual report ranks the top 101 retailers by estimated annual CE sales, with information provided for each retailer including current and prior year CE sales, percentage change in CE sales from the prior year, current and prior year total sales, current and prior year store count, and company news briefs. Report is published in the March/April issue of Dealerscope magazine and can be viewed free online.

Consumer Technology Association
Publications available from this organization include:

Digital America  See "Annual Publications" section
Annual publication examines market trends and growth opportunities for ten product categories (e.g., home and portable audio, digital imaging, home theater, gaming, smart home technology, video and wireless, vehicle technology, health and fitness, accessories) and also includes sales and consumer satisfaction data and market statistics from the CTA and other sources for products in each category.

U.S. Consumer Technology Industry Forecasts
One-year forecast provides market size and shipment volumes for nearly 100 consumer technology products and services (nearly 300 products, product features, and services in the five-year forecast version) and includes analyst commentary for each major product category (e.g., audio, video, smart home tech, information technology, communications, video gaming, accessories, media, wearables).

Euromonitor International
Consumer Electronics in the US

Comprehensive study provides a detailed analysis of U.S. retail market trends for this product sector, with information provided including historical and forecast retail sales in unit volume and dollar value by product category (e.g., computers and peripherals, in-car entertainment, home audio and cinema, televisions and projectors, video and portable media players, mobile phones, cameras, camcorders).

Mintel Group Ltd.
Electronics Retailing

Consumer research report provides an in-depth analysis of this market sector, with topics covered in the study including market size and forecast, product categories, market factors, impact of consumer knowledge level on electronics purchasing behavior, method of shopping, retailers shopped, reasons for purchasing, factors that influence purchase decisions, and important product and service features.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Electronics Stores  Search for "443142"

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

Consumer Electronics Stores
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for retailers that sell consumer technology products and appliances (e.g., computer hardware and software, mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, televisions, audiovisual equipment, and small and major appliances) and may also provide repair services for these products.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Consumer Electronics Store

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, store manager, assistant store manager, inventory specialist, sales supervisor, sales team leader, sales consultant, and customer service specialist, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Best Buy Co. Inc., GameStop Corp., and P.C. Richard & Son, Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Electronics and Appliance Stores

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by retail stores that sell consumer technology products and appliances (e.g., computer hardware and software, mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, televisions, audiovisual equipment, and small and major appliances) and may also provide repair services for these products.

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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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