Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
IBISWorld research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts for over
700 industries, 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 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 industry 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.
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 statements, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed analysis
available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level. Sample reports are
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.
Convenience Stores and Retail Fuel Properties: Essential Appraisal Issues
Robert E. Bainbridge MAI, SRA, Appraisal Institute, 2003
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 Formula Multiples
Gasoline Service Stations and Minimarts
Report 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 Repair Services
Car Wash and Auto Detailing
Truck Repair Services
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Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sale transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.