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Computer and Software Stores

SIC 5734 | NAICS 443142

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Computer Stores  (view report)
Online Computer & Tablet Sales  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.

Consumer Electronics & Appliance Stores

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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 in the reports including market size in unit sales and dollar value, competitive context, leading companies, brand and marketing strategies, household and personal ownership, purchase intent, motivations for purchasing, attitudes toward brands, and impact of purchaser demographics.

Euromonitor International
Computers and Peripherals in the US

Market research report analyzes the market for computers and peripherals in the U.S. in the context of the overall consumer electronics market, with statistical information provided in the report including historical and forecast retail and business sales in unit volume and dollar value by product category (e.g., desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablets and other portable computers, monitors, and printers).

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 household survey provides an in-depth look at the computer and video game market from a consumer standpoint, with topics addressed in the report including gamer demographics, types of games played most often, how and where they are played, parental role, top selling games, current and historical sales in dollars, and total consumer spending on games, hardware, and accessories.

Gamer Network

Retail news channel of this online publication features news and information for video game stores, with featured articles including press releases from The NPD Group, Inc. which provide summary retail sales statistics for video game hardware, software, and accessories for the current month and the same month in the prior year based on point-of-sales data reported by physical retail locations.

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), competitive environment and major manufacturer profiles, industry trends and developments, and future outlook and projections.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Computer and Software 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.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Computer Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Cost structure benchmarks section of this report provides an analysis of industry costs and profits as a percentage of sales by major category for specialty retailers 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

PayScale, Inc.
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.

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Computer and Software Stores  Search for "443142"

Five-year income statement analysis provides salaries, wages, and officer compensation in both dollars and as a percentage of sales for specialty retailers that sell desktops, notebooks, tablets, smart phones, packaged software, and peripherals and accessories such as printers, scanners, keyboards, and supplies in combination with offering support and repair services for these items.

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