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Gas Stations and Truck Stops

SIC 5541 | NAICS 447190


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts



Gas Stations  (view report)
Gas Stations with Convenience Stores  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast


NACS
Retail Fuels Report
http://www.nacsonline.com/

Annual report provides an overview of the retail fuel market, with topics covered in the report including how fuel retailers operate, benefits of being branded or unbranded, branded retailer contractual terms, types of branded retailers, key factors that impact retail prices, seasonal effects that cause prices to go up in spring and summer, and impact of credit and debit cards on fuel prices and gross margins.



Gas Stations
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. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America
SIGMA Statistical Report
https://www.sigma.org/resources

Annual member survey provides a profile of the retail motor fuel industry from an independent operator standpoint, with topics covered in the survey including number of retail outlets by operating mode and type of outlet (e.g., c-store, truckstop, service station, cardlock), motor fuel sales by type of fuel (e.g., gasoline, diesel, E85), and percentage of total nonfuel sales (e.g., tobacco products, soft drinks, food).


Fuel Market News
FMN Magazine
https://fuelsmarketnews.com/

Online news source and quarterly print publication features a wide range of fuel related news coverage, with topics covered from a retail operations standpoint including fuel management, forecourt marketing, fuel suppliers, delivery and storage infrastructure (e.g., tanks, pumps, piping, dispensers), point of sale systems, fleetcards, cardlock operations, back office solutions, facility security, and disaster recovery.


National Association of Truck Stop Owners
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Industry News / NATSO News Weekly / Biz Brief
https://www.natso.com/
Industry news items section, NATSO News Weekly e-newsletter, and daily Biz Brief e-mail publication feature news and information on the latest trends, issues, and developments affecting the truck stop and travel plaza industry. Articles in the industry news section are available online, with the NATSO News Weekly e-newsletter and daily Biz Brief e-mail publication available to NATSO members only.

Stop Watch Magazine
https://www.natso.com/
Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including retailing tips, convenience store operations, quick-serve restaurant strategies, motivating employees, technology updates, and member profiles. Selected articles are available online, with full issues available to members only.

Truckstop Business
https://www.natso.com/
Truckstop business section features articles from Stop Watch Magazine and other sources dealing with various aspects of truckstop and travel plaza business operations, with articles categorized by topic into five categories (e.g., marketing/retailing, operations, leadership/strategy, human relations, and technology). Selected articles are available online, with remainder available to members only.




Financial Ratios and Benchmarking Data



Industry Financial Ratios
Gas Stations / Truck Stops
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "4471"

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
Gas Stations
http://www.firstresearch.com

Financial information section provides income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios by company size for single-location or multi-location retail operations that primarily sell fuel for motor vehicles (e.g., gasoline, diesel fuel, E85 flexfuel, and biodiesel) and may also offer other products and services such as food, beverages, ATMs, pay phones, car washes, and auto repair services.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Gasoline Stations
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metro area basis for personnel employed by single-location or multi-location retail operations that primarily sell fuel for motor vehicles (e.g., gasoline, diesel fuel, E85, biodiesel) and may also offer other products and services such as food, beverages, car washes, and auto repair services.


PayScale
Truck Stop or Travel Centers
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary and hourly wage data for job positions in this retail sector such as operations manager, service manager, diesel technician, shift supervisor, sales associate, and cashier, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Flying J Travel Plaza, LLC, Pilot Travel Centers, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, and TravelCenters of America.


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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Gasoline Service Stations and Minimarts
http://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for companies that primarily sell fuel for motor vehicles (e.g., gasoline, diesel fuel, E85, biodiesel) and may also offer other products and services such as food, beverages, car washes, and auto repair services.








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