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Bowling Alleys and Centers

SIC 7933  |  NAICS 713950

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Bowling Centers  (view report)
Arcade, Food & Entertainment Complexes  (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 reports and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

BPAA
BCM Magazine
https://bcmmag.com / issue-archive

Monthly periodical features news and information for bowling center operators, with topics covered in various issues of this magazine including management, marketing and promotion, human resources,  arcade games and vending, food service, beverage management, technical tips, accounting, finance, legislation, and taxes. Table of contents for each issue can be viewed free online in the issue archive.


The Hansell Group
Overview of the Bowling Industry / How & Why to Buy a Bowling Center
https://thehansellgroup.com/  See download links near bottom of the page

Free guides published by a business brokerage firm provide an overview of the industry, with various topics covered in the guides including historical background, industry data, participant demographics, types of bowlers (e.g., league, open, special events), current developments in the industry, impact of current trends in society, business and investment characteristics, and financial lending environment.


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

Article from trade journal for lending and credit risk management professionals provides an overview of the industry from a lender's perspective, with topics including industry background, typical sources of revenue, operating expenses, key areas of focus for underwriters, business appraisals and going- concern value, dealing with workouts, and collateral recovery options. Article is available free online.


SFIA
Bowling Participation Report
http://www.sfia.org/ / sample-report

Annual single sport report provides data on overall participation trends and frequency of participation by gender, age group, household income, geographic region, metropolitan area population, and level of education; percentage of population participating and number of participants by geographic region; and crossover participation in other sports/fitness activities. Sample report can be viewed free online.


National Sporting Goods Association
Sports Participation Single Sport Reports: Bowling
https://www.nsga.org / sample-report

NSGA single sport reports provide detailed information on participation in over 50 sports/recreational activities, with data provided in each report including total participation and frequency of participation by gender, age group, household head education, household income, metropolitan area market size, U.S. census region, ethnicity/race, and lifecycle demographics. Sample report is available free online.


GIA Research
Bowling Centers
https://www.strategyr.com/

Comprehensive study analyzes the market for this service sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided for the U.S. and selected other countries including historical and forecast annual sales and sales growth rate and leading players profiled including Bowlero Corp., Bowl America, Inc., AMF Bowling Centers Inc., Hollywood Bowl Group, Ten Entertainment Group, and Red Rock Resorts, Inc.


BizMiner
Bowling Centers Market Analysis
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "713950"

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.



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:
Sample customizable reports that allow users to compare their company to industry financial ratios on a national and metro area basis are available free online.

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

Annual benchmarking and operating ratios study allows users to compare their center's financial and operating performance with other similar types of operations, with information provided broken down based on the size of centers and revenue sources by category, including revenues from league play, open play, food services, alcoholic beverages, and games. Contact association for more information.



Compensation and Salary Surveys


PayScale, Inc.
Bowling Center
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, operations manager, event coordinator, maintenance mechanic/pinsetter, food and beverage manager, short order cook, bartender, attendant, and server, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Bowlero Corporation and AMF Bowling Centers, Inc.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for occupational categories in this sector which includes organizations which operate facilities where customers can play open and league bowling games, purchase food and beverages for on-premises consumption, and may also play other games such as video games, miniature golf, and bumper cars.



Business Valuation Resources


BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.



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