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Gas Stations and Truck Stops

SIC 5541 | NAICS 447190

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

Business Valuation Resources

See Convenience Stores for additional resources applicable to operations which include convenience store facilities. For resource guides specific to other industries, see our index which lists resource guides by SIC code for over 400 industries.

Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Gas Stations  View
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Gas Stations with Convenience Stores  View

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:

Industry Trends & News
Industry section provides news and information on trends affecting the truckstop and travel plaza industry, with categories covered including industry news, research and data, and industry trends and outlook. All articles can be viewed free online.

Stop Watch Magazine
Trade publication features news and information for the truckstop and travel plaza industry, with topics covered including industry trends, business operations, legislative and regulatory issues, and more. Current and prior issues can be viewed free online.

Truckstop Business
Truckstop business section includes articles dealing with various aspects of truckstop operations, with topics addressed including marketing, operations, technology, leadership and strategy, and human relations. All articles can be viewed free online.

Gas Stations / Convenience Stores and Truck Stops

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.

IRS Audit Technique Guides
Retail Industry - Chapter 3: Gasoline Service Stations
IRS audit guide contents include an overview of the industry and its business practices with primary focus on accounting and tax issues. Publication is available free online.

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Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Gas Stations / Truck Stops  Search for "4471"

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 financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

Sample reports are available online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

National Association of Convenience Stores
NACS State of the Industry Compensation Report
Annual compensation survey provides base salary and incentive compensation data for executive, management, and hourly job positions in the convenience store and fuel retailing industries, with survey results broken out by region, firm size, and location. Report also includes information on projected salary and benefits increases and provides additional detail on specific benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans.

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Business Valuation Resources

Appraisal Institute
Convenience Stores and Retail Fuel Properties: Essential Appraisal Issues
Robert E. Bainbridge MAI, SRA, Appraisal Institute, 2012
Publication provides an overview of the physical characteristics of convenience stores and gas stations and recent development trends in the industry, and practical guidance on analyzing and valuing both proposed and existing properties. Table of contents is available free online.

Small Business Valuation Multiples
Gasoline Service Stations and Minimarts

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.

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

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