Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?
While fantasy sports have always been popular, the trend has been growing steadily as more people get connected to the internet and mobile devices, making it easier to manage teams and trades. Despite a stumble during the recession when per capita disposable income was low, the industry has posted double-digit annualized growth since 2007. This industry generates most of its revenue from advertisements, so as advertising expenditure grows, it boots Fantasy Sports Services' revenue. As free time decreases, however, there is less time for consumers to join fantasy leagues, potentially hurting revenue.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Fantasy Sports Services industry is highly labor-intensive and has a low level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in 2013, $0.06 is absorbed by depreciation. Depreciation expenses, stemming mainly from purchased computers and rented office space, are inherently low in this industry. Employees and time are the two most important resources developers require to produce software. Since the skills and experience of software programmers determine the quality of the software, industry players place a high priority on attracting highly skilled employees. In 2013, wages are estimated to account for 26.8% of industry revenue... purchase to read more