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If you are valuing a CPA practice, consider using the tried and true tools – valuation multiples derived from the sales of comparable accounting practices, classified under SIC code 8721. The advantage of taking this market approach to an accounting practice valuation is twofold: It offers highly defensible evidence of the current selling prices for… Continue Reading

With the amount of debt accumulated by both the consumers and businesses in recent years, professional debt collection is a growing business. Key industry stats Classified under SIC code 7322, there are close to 7,780 collection agencies operating in the US alone. They generate over $11.99B in annual revenues. According to the US Bureau of… Continue Reading

Considering getting a valuation for a beauty salon? Some thoughts on the industry sector. Day spas are popular personal services businesses. Their number speaks for itself – classified under the SIC code 7231, there are over 325,000 such establishments in the US alone. The industry employment of 907,250 people is quite large. Day spas and… Continue Reading

If you are valuing a women’s apparel store, consider these important factors: Apparel retail shop value drivers Successful stores keep their rental expenses to within 10% of the gross revenues. Labor costs make up a significant factor that contributes to the store profitability and business value. The industry norm is to keep labor expenses under… Continue Reading

Business valuation of fitness centers reflects their unique nature. For instance, while no industry is truly recession proof, fitness clubs come close. And there are good reasons for this: Health club membership continues to grow as more and more people realize the health benefits of regular exercise. Exercise really helps reduce stress. Health club members enjoy… Continue Reading

What are the best valuation multiples for retail businesses? A leading question first. What is the top measure of financial performance that stands out in the retail industry? You may have heard of sales per square foot or SPF for short. Professional appraisers benchmark retail stores on SPF – and for a good reason: Floor… Continue Reading

Do you own an engineering business or are looking to acquire a consulting company? Then you should consider getting a valuation of your engineering firm. First, here are some interesting industry statistics and company valuation tips: Private engineering firms are a typical professional service business. Moreover, there are some 58,300 engineering firms classified under SIC… Continue Reading

If you think small domestic call centers are a thing of the past  and have been outsourced offshore, think again – there are over 15,000 small and mid-size call center businesses operating in the US alone, classified under SIC 7389 and NAICS 561421. While the average call center employs nearly 300 agents, many businesses in this… Continue Reading

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

Do you need to value a printing business? First, some industry stats to consider: 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… Continue Reading

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning as well as plumbing contractors make up a very large industry with over $121 billion in annual gross revenues. The industry is still highly fragmented with some 178,550 independent business competing across the US alone. The average business in this industry, classified under SIC 1711, is privately owned and small… Continue Reading