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Computer & Software Stores – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5734  |  NAICS 443142

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Computer Stores  (view report)
Online Computer & Tablet Sales  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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.

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.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Computer and Software Stores  Search for "443142"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

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.

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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