Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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.
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, with
contents including in-depth articles on industry and marketing trends, member profiles, government affairs
updates, and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.
"Market Intelligence" section provides an extensive selection of research publications such as "Digital
Aftermarket Factbook", "Lang Annual", "Industry Indicators", and "BB&T Weekly Aftermarket Intelligence Update".
Descriptions of these publications and selected excerpts from them can be viewed free online.
Automobile Parts and Accessories Stores
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.
Advanstar Communications, Inc.
Aftermarket Business World
Information resources available from this organization include:
Monthly trade magazine features news, information, and analysis for automotive parts wholesalers and retailers,
with topics covered including market trends and analysis, business management, new products, technology
solutions, and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.
Top 40 Chain Report
Annual publication ranks the top 40 parts retailers based on company-owned store counts, with information
provided including number of stores, total sales, commercial and retail sales percentages, program group
affiliation, CEO, and contact information. Summary article and full report can be viewed free online.
Annual Market Report
Special reports and studies originally published in the ABW magazine address a variety of topics including
consumer attitudes, top 40 retailer chains (see above), specialty product sales, reseller and fleet product
sales, and more. All research publications included in this section can be viewed free online.
Annual study provides an overview of specialty parts and accessories market, with topics covered including overall
size of the automotive specialty equipment business; sales within specific segments (e.g., appearance and accessory
products, racing and performance products, and wheels, tires, and suspension) and niches; consumer purchasing
patterns; economic and industry trends; and motor vehicle sales trends.
Mintel Group Ltd.
DIY Auto Maintenance - US
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. DIY (do-it-yourself) auto maintenance market, with
topics covered including including market size and forecast, demand drivers, aftermarket retail channels, retailer
profiles, marketing strategies, consumer attitudes and demographics, and more. Detailed table of contents which
includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.
Industry Financial Ratios
Auto Parts Stores
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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.
Financial Benchmarking Report - Retailers
Monthly reports provide financial and operating benchmarks for specialty parts and accessories retailers, with
information provided including year-to-date sales as compared to prior year, three month sales outlook, sales
per employee, gross profit margin, inventory turns, shipping costs, advertising and marketing expense, and more.
Benchmarking reports are available at no charge to participating members
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this retail
sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national data including
mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.
Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Auto Parts and Accessories Stores
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.
Auto Parts and Accessories Distributors
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturers
Motor Vehicle Parts and Engine Remanufacturers
Auto Repair Services
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