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Moving and Storage Companies

SIC 4214 | NAICS 484210

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Moving 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:

  • 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:

About Our Industry
Fact sheet provides a statistical overview of the moving and storage business, with topics covered including size and scope, types of services provided, shipments by type, reasons for moving, most active inbound and outbound states, market characteristics, average household moving costs, moves without claims, and more. All information can be viewed free online.

Direction Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for moving and storage companies, with topics covered including trends and developments, business practices, new technology, and legal and regulatory issues. Publication is available by subscription only; select link on home page to view most recent issue.

Industry Trends
Quarterly publication provides an overview of current economic trends and business activity in the moving and storage business, with topics covered including shipment volume, demand factors, inbound/outbound activity, market-specific trends and outlook, and more. Publication is available by subscription only.

First Research

Moving Services
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Moving & Storage Institute
The Moving & Storage Industry in the U.S. Economy
Periodic research studies provides in-depth analysis of this sector of the economy, with topics covered including profile characteristics, activity, structure, operating practices, and economic impact. Research summaries from recent studies can be viewed free online with full studies available upon request.

International Association of Movers
The Portal
Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for moving professionals on a global basis, with content sections including business and the economy, trucking and intermodal services, maritime and ocean shipping, military and government updates, and more. All issues can be viewed free online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Moving & Storage Services  Search for "484210"

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
Moving and Storage Services  Search for "484210"
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

First Research

Moving Services

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

Compensation Surveys

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

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Moving & Storage Companies

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPSĀ®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.