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Charter and Tour Bus Services

SIC 4142 | NAICS 485510

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

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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:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Destinations Magazine
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for the motorcoach and tour operator industries, with topics covered travel trends and destinations, business management, marketing, technology, regulatory issues, and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Motorcoach Industry Census
Annual study provides a statistical overview of the motorcoach industry, with information provided including size and activity in terms of passenger trips and miles, services provided, vehicle mileage, fuel consumption, and employment; and motorcoach carrier characteristics such as competition from transit agencies, equipment age and acquisition method (lease vs. purchase), fuel purchasing (retail vs. wholesale), year founded, and other revenue-generating vehicles. Current and prior studies are available online.

Research section includes an interactive map which shows the economic impact of motorcoach group tourism on a national, state, and Congressional district level; economic impact studies for specific regional areas; a study of the economic impact of student motorcoach tourism; comparisons of motorcoach service to alternative passenger transportation modes; and a marketing study which focuses on how operators can successfully market motorcoach group tourism to baby boomers. All information can be viewed free online.

Limousine, Charter, and Tour Magazine
LCT Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for the limousine and charter and tour bus industries, with topics covered including operations, finances, personnel, technology, vehicles, and regulations. Special features include excerpts from the annual "LCT Fact Book" which are included in the May edition of the magazine. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online with registration.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
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Industry statistics available in this market analysis include total number of companies, total annual market volume and sales trends, average company sales and sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, business start up activity and failure rates, and other business statistics on a national, state, metropolitan area, county, and zip code level. Sample national and local reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
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Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios for firms in this sector. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by net sales and total assets size range. Individual NAICS downloads which mirror the print edition format can be purchased online. Sample report can be viewed online.

Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Charter Bus Industry
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this transportation sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources