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Vending Machine Business

SIC 5962 | NAICS 454210

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

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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.

Cygnus Business Media
State of the Vending Industry Report
Annual state of the vending industry report provides an in-depth look at trends in the industry, and includes current and historical trend data for overall sales, sales by operator size, and sales by product category. Report is included in the June/July digital edition of Automatic Merchandiser Magazine and can be viewed free online.

Vending Times, Inc.
Census of the Industry  Select "Industry Statistics"
Annual survey of vending machine operators provides information and commentary on industry performance and trends, and includes statistical data for total sales, sales by product, number of machines and machine locations, and sales by major product category. Table of contents can be viewed free online.

Vending Machine Operators

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.

National Automatic Merchandising Association
Vending 101
Introductory guide provides an overview of the vending industry, with topics covered including types of vending operations, machines, products, profitability, and more, and also includes an extensive glossary. All information is available free online.

Entrepreneur Magazine Business Startup Guides
Vending Businesses
Startup guide provides an overview of the industry and takes users through the various aspects of starting a business and running it successfully.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Vending Market Research Report
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. vending market, with topics covered including market size and forecast, market drivers, food and beverage segment performance, consumer purchasing attributes, and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.

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Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Vending Machine Operators  Search for "454210"

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.

National Automatic Merchandising Association
NAMA Operating Ratio Report
Annual operating ratio survey for vending machine, office coffee, and foodservice operators allows users to compare their financial and operating performance with other similar firms, with survey results broken out by annual sales volume (under $2 million and over $2 million) and level of profitability (typical vs. high profit).

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

National Automatic Merchandising Association
NAMA Wage Rates and Benefits Survey
Annual wage and benefits survey provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits, for vending machine, office coffee, and foodservice operators, with compensation data broken down by company sales volume and geographic region.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples
Vending Machine Operators

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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