Our goal at Kentley Insights is simple...provide leaders with the right insights to help them unlock value in their company. Everything we've done in creating this report is focused on this goal. The 2015 Report on Book Stores is an in-depth evaluation of the industry and will provide you with all of the key insights, trends and benchmarks you need to create a broad and comprehensive diagnostic and understanding of the industry and your company.
Used for a range of strategic purposes, from due diligence to streamlining to forecasting to gap analysis to evaluating new opportunities, this report is loaded with over 100 of the most insightful benchmarks and trends, covering industry sales, growth, firms, product line breakdown, inflation, inventory turns, gross margin, payroll, employee productivity, pay ranges for top roles, job categorization breakdown, operating expenses, financial ratios, profitability, firm size data, state statistics, employment, historical data, forecasts, and much more. Just take a look at the table of contents and you'll see this is the one report that delivers the insights on the revenue, cost and capital sides of the business.
The core data is generated from the most comprehensive set of surveys filled out by companies in the industry. Our analysts create the forecasts based on industry dynamics and the macroeconomic environment.
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new books.
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INDUSTRY GROWTH Over the past 3 years, the industry has declined at an annual rate of -7.2% Learn the 2009-2014 historical figures and the 2015 and 5 year forecasts
COMPANY GROWTH There are 2,510 companies in the industry Learn the 2009-2014 historical figures and the 2015 and 5 year forecasts
PRODUCT LINE BREAKDOWN 28.5% of sales comes from trade books, incl fiction, non-fiction, adult, juvenile, etc. Benchmark the percentage of sales of the other top product lines
SALES PER CAPITA In 2014, California residents spent $47 per capita at Book Stores establishments Learn the sales per capita of other states
SALES PER ESTABLISHMENT In New York, the average sales per establishment is $1.4 million Discover the sales per establishment in other states
INFLATION & PRICING The forecasted inflation for 2015 is 3% Learn the 2009-2014 historical figures and the 2015 and 5 year forecasts
COMPANY SIZE BENCHMARKS From 2009 to 2014, the number of companies with 10-99 employees has declined -23.3% Find out many more insights by size of company
PROFITABILITY 56.3% of companies are profitable in the industry Discover more about industry profitability
FINANCIAL RATIO BENCHMARKS The asset turnover of the industry is 1.7 Benchmark nine other important financial ratios
RIGHTSIZING ANALYSIS The average sales per employee is $116,519 Learn the 2009-2014 historical figures and the 2015 and 5 year forecasts
EXPENSE BENCHMARKING 6.3% of revenues are spent on advertising Benchmark against 24 other expense categories
OPERATING EXPENSES In 2014, industry operating expenses grew -4.2% Learn how much operating expenses grew per company and establishment
INVENTORY TURNS In 2015, inventory turns are forecasted to expand 8.8% Learn the 2009-2014 historical figures and the 5 year forecasts
GROSS MARGIN In 2014, gross margin expanded 41 basis points Learn the 2009-2014 historical figures and the 2015 and 5 year forecasts
PAYROLL In 2014, payroll per employee was $13,248 Get the full picture of the 2009-2014 historical figures and the 2015 and 5 year forecasts
PAYROLL BY STATE California averages $14,985 in payroll per employee Learn the payroll stats on other states
JOB CATEGORIZATION BENCHMARKS 3.3% of the jobs in the industry are management positions Benchmark against 13 other job categories
JOB CATEGORIZATION PAY RANGES The average industry hourly pay for office and administrative jobs is $12.98 Discover the bottom 10%, 25%, average, top 75% and 90% pay ranges in 14 job categories
TOP DETAILED JOBS ANALYSIS Cashiers make up 17.3% of the jobs in the industry with an average hourly pay of $9.41 Find out more about the other top detailed jobs
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