Industry Description

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing specialized lines of merchandise (except motor vehicle and parts dealers; furniture and home furnishings stores; electronics and appliance stores; building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers; food and beverage stores; health and personal care stores; gasoline stations; clothing and clothing accessories stores; sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores; general merchandise stores; florists; office supplies, stationery, and gift stores; used merchandise stores; pet and pet supplies stores; art dealers; manufactured home (i.e., mobile home) dealers; and tobacco stores). This industry also includes establishments primarily engaged in retailing a general line of new and used merchandise on an auction basis (except electronic auctions).

Benchmark Data

$1 Million - $5 Million Net Sales

  • MVIC/Net Sales: 0.46
  • MVIC/Gross Profit: 0.99
  • MVIC/SDE: 2.69
  • MVIC/EBITDA: 3.68

Statistics (Retail)

  • Number of Establishments: 160,742
  • Average Profit Margin: 5.2%
  • Revenue per Employee: $162,000
  • Average Number of Employees: 1.9
  • Average Wages per Employee: $23,453