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Thinking of valuing a company in the telecommunications industry? Consider some key industry stats: This large and highly diverse industry sector is classified under the NAICS code 517. In the USA there are some 50,600 telecom companies competing across a broad spectrum of product and service offerings. The industry as a whole generates a hefty… Continue Reading


If you are considering a dental practice appraisal, here are some interesting industry statistics: There are over 133,000 privately owned dental practices in the US alone, classified under the SIC 8021 and NAICS 6212. Dental practices are a large part of health services and generate around $104B in annual revenues growing annually at 11.6%.  Yet an average dental practice is… Continue Reading


Before starting with your food distributor valuation, consider these industry statistics: In the US there are currently over 2,600 such businesses classified under SIC code 5149 and NAICS 42441. Food wholesalers generate a combined annual revenue of $160B. The industry employs over 132,000 people. The average food products distributor makes over $61M in sales with… Continue Reading


If you take a look at ValuAdder software online tour, you will notice that the Market Comps tool covers 425 industry sectors. That means that ValuAdder has comparative business sales data across all these sectors. They cover all major industries including: Business and personal services Retail Wholesale and distribution Food and drink industry Automotive Manufacturing… Continue Reading


Auto body repair shops are a sizable part of the very large auto services industry. The companies address the essential need in collision repair, car exterior and interior maintenance and a host of value added services that go along with keeping your auto in top shape. To see just how important these firms are, take… Continue Reading


Car rental companies are ubiquitous at airports, inner cities, suburbs near auto dealerships. Temporary transportation has become so important that the industry has grown by leaps and bounds. In fact there are over 6,300 such companies in the US and their number is growing at about 28% every five years. The industry generates combined revenues… Continue Reading


If you are considering valuation of a retail shoe store, here are some interesting industry stats to bear in mind: In the US alone there are over 28,000 shoe store businesses classified under SIC code 5661 and NAICS 44821. Together they generate a combined revenue of $26.9B annually. The industry employs 3,233,000 staff. The average… Continue Reading



Valuing an advertising agency? Here are some key industry statistics to consider: There are over 14,300 such businesses in the US alone, classified under SIC code 7311 and NAICS 54181. The companies generate a combined annual revenue of $30.6B and employ just under 160,000 people. The average advertising agency has $2,136,000 in annual sales with… Continue Reading


Are you considering valuation of a commercial building contractor firm? Check out these industry statistics: There are some 38,000 commercial and institutional construction companies, classified under the SIC code 1541 and NAICS 236220. These construction firms generate a combined $372.5B in annual revenues. The industry sector employs an impressive 654,178 of professional and administrative staff,… Continue Reading


If you need to value a tour operator company, here are some key industry statistics to consider: Classified under the SIC code 4725 and NAICS 561520, there are 2,993 firms in the US alone. These tour operators generate a combined annual revenue of $4,397M with 32,125 staff. Yet the average tour operator business is a… Continue Reading



If you are thinking of valuing an environmental consulting company, here are some key industry statistics to ponder. The industry sector, classified under the SIC code 8748-9905 and NAICS code 541620, consists of over 10,220 firms; mostly in private ownership. The industry sector as a whole generates about $13.4B in annual revenues. The average environmental… Continue Reading


Residential and commercial real estate appraisal firms comprise a large segment of the real estate services industry. Classified under the SIC code 6531 – 9901 and NAICS 531320, there are some 14,000 such companies operating in the industry in the US alone. Together these professional services firms generate just over $5.8B in annual revenues employing… Continue Reading