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Amusement Arcades – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 7993  |  NAICS 713120

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Industry Research Reports
Arcade, Food & Entertainment Complexes  (view report)
Golf Driving Ranges & Family Fun Centers  (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 report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

FEC Network
Amusement Business Articles | Arcade and Indoor Fun Centers

Various resources included in the "Amusement Articles" section provide information on how to start a center, analyzing local market demographics, location and layout considerations, lease space versus buying, getting financing for a facility, selecting indoor playground equipment, designing for profitable birthday parties, and arcade games versus redemption games. All articles can be viewed free online.

Replay Publishing Inc.
RePlay Magazine

Monthly publication provides news and information for the coin-operated amusement device industry, with topics covered primarily focused on developments of interest to manufacturers, distributors, and operators of coin-operated games, jukeboxes, and other amusement attractions at locations ranging from single sites to large-scale family entertainment centers (FECs) and other entertainment venues.

GIA Research
Coin-Operated Amusement Devices

Comprehensive research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with data provided for the U.S. including market estimates and forecasts by type of coin-operated amusement device (e.g., Dance Dance Revolution, arcade, racing type, slot machine) and application (e.g., amusement arcades, casinos, other entertainment venues).

Allied Market Research
Family/Indoor Entertainment Centers

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with information provided for the U.S. including market size and forecasts by visitor demographics, facility size, revenue source (e.g., entry fees/ticket sales, food and beverage, merchandise, advertisements) and application (e.g., arcade, AR/VR gaming zones, physical play activities, skill/competition games).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Amusement Arcades  Search for "713120" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Amusement Arcades  Search for "713120" to see available reports
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:
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Industry Research Reports
Arcade, Food & Entertainment Complexes
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

IAAPA -The Global Association for the Attractions Industry
FEC Benchmark Study

Annual report provides financial and operating benchmark data for family entertainment centers, with topics covered including revenue, expenses, pricing, admissions, and visitor demographics and data broken out by type of facility (e.g., indoor, outdoor, combination), annual attendance, and geographic region (e.g., United States and Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia-Pacific).

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Video Game Arcade

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, mechanical engineer, software engineer, IT support technician, field service technician, retail store manager, and maintenance technician, with employers for which wage data is provided including Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc., CEC Entertainment Inc., and GameWorks Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Amusement Parks and Arcades

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for occupations employed in this sector which includes enterprises that operate video game arcades and game-focused family entertainment centers which typically sell food and beverage products and may also allow customers to reserve a room or the entire facility for private parties and group events.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 7993 - Coin-Operated Amusement Devices
  NAICS Code 713120 - Amusement Arcades
Types of establishments included in these codes
Video game arcades - establishments that primarily focus on providing coin-operated or card-based video game machines, such as classic arcade games, pinball machines, and modern video games, for on-site entertainment.
Redemption game arcades - establishments that specialize in offering redemption games, such as skee-ball, whac-a-mole, and claw machines, where players can win tickets or tokens that can be redeemed for prizes.
Virtual reality arcades - establishments that provide virtual reality (VR) gaming experiences, featuring VR headsets, motion controllers, and immersive game environments, allowing customers to explore and interact with virtual worlds.
Simulation game centers - establishments that offer a variety of simulation games, such as racing, flight, and sports simulators, providing realistic experiences that closely mimic real-world activities and environments.
Rhythm game arcades - establishments that focus on rhythm-based games, which challenge players to match their actions, such as pressing buttons or stepping on pads, to the beat of a musical track, often featuring popular songs and dance routines.
Shooting gallery arcades - establishments that specialize in providing shooting gallery games, where players use light guns or other simulated firearms to hit targets and score points, often with a variety of themed backdrops and challenges.
Retro game arcades - establishments that offer a collection of vintage and classic arcade games, such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders, catering to nostalgic gamers and fans of retro gaming culture.
Multiplayer game centers - establishments that provide multiplayer gaming experiences, such as LAN gaming centers or online gaming lounges, where customers can compete or cooperate with other players in a social setting.
Combination arcades and restaurants - establishments that combine amusement arcades with dining options, offering a variety of games alongside food and beverages, creating a family-friendly entertainment venue.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

Frazier Capital
The Valuation of Amusement Parks & Family Entertainment Center Operations

Topics covered in individual chapters include a comprehensive overview of the industry, analyzing a company's financial statements and operations, different approaches used in valuing a business and which is most useful in determining the value of a company's operations, and taking into account real estate and equipment values in reaching a final conclusion. Table of contents is available free online.

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