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Archive for November, 2008

Key industry stats Classified under SIC 8351, there are slightly under 149,000 day care centers operating in the US alone. The industry as a whole generates over $19.9B in annual revenues. Despite the growing presence of large chains, the average day care center is small – producing some $100,000 in annual sales with about 7 employees. These… Continue Reading


For a mature industry, commercial printing shows surprisingly low consolidation. There are, for example, some 31,750 lithographic printing establishments in the US alone. This printing industry segment generates an impressive $45B in annual sales and employs nearly 345,000. Yet an average commercial printer is a small business – making $1,500,000 in annual revenues and employing… Continue Reading


Retail bakery industry – top statistics The bakery industry has deep roots in the economy with a number of established players. In the US alone, there are some 9,600 bakeries classified under SIC 5149 and NAICS code 311811 that generate just under $28B in annual revenues. While the market is dominated by a few big competitors with the top… Continue Reading


Whether you are valuing a business by yourself or engage a professional business appraiser, a business appraisal report is a typical work product you get. Such a report does more than summarize the business valuation results – it clearly defines what business ownership interests are being valued. Importantly, it also shows the key assumptions and judgement… Continue Reading