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:
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 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 available online.
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, 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 Formula 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.
Auto Repair Services
Car Wash and Auto Detailing
Truck Repair Services
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