Discount Department Stores Industry: Statistics, Forecasts, and Company Data

Discount Department Stores - Market Size and Industry Forecast

The 2023 Discount Department Stores Industry Report contains historical and forecasted statistics used by leading private equity firms and consultants. Market sizes from 2018 to 2028 reflect industry trends and growth patterns. Revenues include both public and private companies in the discount department stores industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)

% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Industry Revenue Forecast
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Discount Department Stores - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Discount Department Stores companies in the United States.

Discount Department Stores Revenue by State

Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesDiscount Department Stores
Small Business (< 5 Employees)

Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Discount Department Stores - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue

Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Discount Department Stores - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios

Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Discount Department Stores - Product Mix

Product DescriptionDescriptionRevenue
($ Millions)
Industry total

Drugs, health aids, beauty aids, including cosmetics
Children's wear, including boys', girls', infants' & toddlers'
Women's, juniors', and misses' wear, including accessories
Toys, hobby goods, & games
Infants' & toddlers' clothing & accessories
Toys, including wheel goods
All other merchandise
Men's wear, including accessories
Tops, including t-shirts, knit & woven shirts, blouses, sweaters

Discount Department Stores - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations1%

General and Operations Managers1%
Sales and Related Occupations57%
Supervisors of Sales Workers8%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers8%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers8%
Retail Sales Workers48%
Retail Salespersons26%
Retail Salespersons26%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations25%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers18%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers17%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers17%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations5%

Government Contracts

In the past, the federal government spent an annual total of $30,745 on the discount department stores industry. It has awarded 3 contracts to 2 companies, with an average value of $15,372 per company.

Discount Department Stores and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)

Discount Department Stores Industry Report
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateOctober 2023
Report FormatPDF Download  

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