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Bowling Alleys and Centers

SIC 7933 | NAICS 713950


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

IBISWorld
IBISWorld
Bowling Alleys & Centers  (view report)
Arcade, Food & Entertainment Complexes  (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

The Hansell Group
Overview of the Bowling Industry
https://thehansellgroup.com/
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.

RMA Journal
Lending to Bowling Centers
https://cms.rmau.org/
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.

BPAA
Bowling Center Management
http://bcmmag.com/
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.

SFIA
Bowling Participation Report
http://www.sfia.org/reports/participation/
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
https://www.nsga.org/
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
https://www.strategyr.com/
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
https://www.bizminer.com  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

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Bowling Centers
https://www.bizminer.com  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 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

BPAA
Benchmarking & Operating Ratios Study
http://www.bpaamax.com/
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
https://www.payscale.com/
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
https://thehansellgroup.com/
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.

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

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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