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Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores

SIC 5261 | NAICS 444200

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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Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Nursery and Garden Stores  (view report)
Lawn and Outdoor Equipment Stores  (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


GIE Media, Inc.
Garden Center Magazine
http://www.gardencentermag.com/
Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for independent garden centers (IGCs), with topics covered including industry trends, business management, retail operations, new products, and technology, and special features including the "State of the Industry" report (Sept./Oct. issue) and the "Top 50 IGCs" (Nov./Dec. issue). Selected articles from current and prior issues of the magazine are available free online.

First Research

Garden Centers and Farm Supply Stores
http://www.firstresearch.com
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


GCA
IGC Magazine
http://www.igcmagazine.com/
Bimonthly trade association magazine features news and information for independent retail garden centers, with an editorial focus on business issues which impact IGCs nationwide and topics covered including industry trends, management, marketing, merchandising, and retailer profiles. Selected feature articles from current and prior issues categorized by topic and archived digital editions of the magazine are available free online.

NGA
National Gardening Survey
http://www.gardenresearch.com/
Annual market research report provides in-depth information on industry trends, consumer demographics, and retail lawn and garden product sales by type of product and retail outlet, with products covered in the report including nursery products, seeds and bulbs, garden tools, fertilizers, insect controls, plant containers, watering equipment, and power tools. Detailed description of the report and its contents is available online.

Freedonia Group
Information resources available from this organization include:

Power Lawn & Garden Equipment
http://www.freedoniagroup.com/
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by material (e.g., metal, plastic, and other), product (e.g., mowers, trimmers, tractors, tillers, blowers, and snow throwers), market (e.g., residential, commercial), and geographic region. Summary description of the study and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Lawn & Garden Consumables
http://www.freedoniagroup.com/
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., fertilizer, pesticides, soil amendments, seeds, and mulch), application, market (e.g., residential, commercial), end user (consumer, professional), and geographic region. Summary description of the study and detailed table of contents are available free online.




Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "4442"
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
Lawn & Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
http://www.rmahq.org/  Search for "444210" and "444220"

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 - Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics4_444200.htm
Annual occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in the retail lawn and garden sector (e.g., managers, supervisors, salespersons, cashiers, and stock clerks) on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.



Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Lawn and Garden Centers
http://valuationresources.com/

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 BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.


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