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Bowling Alleys and Centers

SIC 7933 | NAICS 713950

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Bowling Alleys & Centers  (view report)
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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

The Hansell Group
Overview of the Bowling Industry
Introductory section provides an overview of the industry, with topics covered include historical background, statistical data, types of bowlers, participant demographics, current developments, impact of current trends in society, financial climate, and business and investment characteristics. All information is available free online.

Bowling Centers

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

RMA Journal
Lending to Bowling Centers
RMA Journal article provides an overview of the industry from a lender's perspective, with topics covered in the article including industry background, revenues sources, typical expenses, key operating measures, loan underwriting, business appraisals, workouts, and collateral recovery. All information is available free online.

Bowling Center Management
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for bowling facility owners and operators, with topics covered including management, marketing and promotion, finances, human resources, food service, and beverage operations. Current and archived digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Bowling Participation Report
Annual report provides data on overall participation trends; breakdowns of participation by frequency, gender, age, income, region, metro area size, and education; number of participants by region; and crossover participation in other activities. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed free online.

National Sporting Goods Association
Single Sports Participation Reports: Bowling
Annual report provides statistical data on total participation, frequency of participation, and participation by age group, household income, and U.S. region, and also includes additional breakdowns by state, life cycle demographics, and cross participation and detailed breakdowns by gender, age, education, household income, market size, region, and ethnicity/race.  Summary description of the report is available free online.

GIA Research
Bowling Centers
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for this service sector in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered in the report including industry and product overview, market analysis and trends, historical and forecast sales, and key company profiles. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online; complete study or individual sections or pages can be purchased online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Bowling Alleys and Centers  Search for "713950"

Industry statistics available in this market analysis include total number of companies, total annual market volume and sales trends, average company sales and sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, business start up activity and failure rates, and other business statistics on a national, state, metropolitan area, county, and zip code level. Sample national and local reports can be downloaded and viewed online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Bowling Centers  Search for "713950"

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

Benchmarking & Operating Ratios Study
Annual benchmarking and operating ratios study allows users to compare their financial and operating performance with other similar operations, with study results broken out by size of center, total number of employees, geographic region, and other selected criteria. Contact association for more information.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Bowling Center
Free online service provides salary and wages for selected job positions such as, with Business "What Should I Pay" reports allowing users the option to customize this data for specific job positions using criteria such as experience, education, annual sales, number of employees, and geographic location.
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Business Valuation Resources

The Hansell Group
How & Why to Buy a Bowling Center
Business broker guide includes information on business and investment characteristics of bowling centers, a discussion of factors to be considered in selecting and acquiring an existing business operation, and outlines the sequence of steps involved in completing a business acquisition. All information is available free online.


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