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Bus Transportation Services

SIC 4100 | NAICS 485000

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Scheduled and Charter Bus Services  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

Sample report is available online.

Metro Magazine
http://www.metro-magazine.com/
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the transit and motorcoach industries, with special features including "Bus" and "Motorcoach" news channels and the annual "Fact Book". Annual fact book and current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online at http://metromag.epubxp.com/.

Bus Transportation Services
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:

Sample report is available online.

Power Trade Media, LLC
BUSRide Magazine
http://www....com/magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for the transit, motorcoach, and community transportation sectors, with topics covered including operations, finance, marketing, technology, and regulatory issues. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

United Motorcoach Association
Bus & Motorcoach News
http://www....com/magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news, information, and analysis for the commercial bus and motorcoach industries, with topics covered including industry trends and developments; new products and services; legislative and regulatory issues; mergers and acquisitions; company, facility, and infrastructure expansions; and more. Publication is available to members at no charge and by subscription for nonmembers.

Rankin Publishing Company, Inc.
Busline Magazine
http://www....com/magazine
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for tour, transit, and specialty vehicle operators and personnel with a primary editorial focus on equipment, products, systems, and technology. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine can be downloaded and viewed online

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bus Drivers
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

MarketResearch.Com
Bus Transportation Services
http://www.marketresearch.com  Search for specific terms or keywords
In-depth market research reports include information on market size and segmentation; marketing strategy; product and market forecasts; business trends, risks, and opportunities; key participant profiles; market share data; and more. Summary abstract and table of contents can be viewed free online.

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Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Bus Transportation Services
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "485"

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level.

Sample reports are available online.

United Motorcoach Association
Operating Ratio Study
http://www.uma.org/
Operating ratio study provides financial and operating performance benchmarks for motorcoach operators, with income statement and balance sheet information reported by annual revenue, fleet size, and service type. Study is available to members only; contact association for more information.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


Metro Magazine
GM Survey
http://www.metro-magazine.com/
Annual GM (general manager) survey of transit system executives provides average annual salary data broken out by management position, years of experience, annual operating budget, and fleet size. Article summarizing the results of the survey and the full survey results can be viewed free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bus Drivers
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources


BVMarketData
Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.


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Related Industries:
Charter and Tour Bus Services
Disabled, Elderly, and Special Need Transportation Services
Limousine Services
Taxi and Cab Services

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