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Dry Cleaners

SIC 7216 | NAICS 812320

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services  (view report)
Dry Cleaning Service Franchises  (view report)

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:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Trade Magazines, LLC
American Drycleaner
Monthly trade journal features news and information for drycleaners, with topics covered in various issues including management, marketing, production, plant profiles, and more, and special features including the monthly "Statshots"  and "Your Views" surveys which include information on sales, expense, and profitability trends. Selected articles categorized by topic and digital editions of the magazine are available free online.

First Research
Laundry Facilities and Dry Cleaning Services

First Research profiles provide analysis, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with content sections including industry overview, recent developments, issues and challenges, business trends and opportunities, leading companies, executive insights, financial benchmarking information, and 5-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated monthly; sample report is available online.

Drycleaning & Laundry Institute
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Fabricare Magazine
Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for laundering and drycleaning professionals, with topics addressed in various issues of the magazine including business management, marketing and promotion, technical operations, garment care, environmental issues, and government regulatory and legislative issues. Publication is available to members only; contact association for more information.

Encyclopedia of Drycleaning
Comprehensive reference guide provides an extensive selection of resources for the drycleaning industry, with topics addressed in the guide including management matters, marketing methods, shirt and laundry procedures, technical information, industry publications, health and safety matters, and regulatory and legislative issues. Online guide is available to members only; contact association for more information.

National Cleaners Association
NCA Bulletin
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for professional cleaners and suppliers, with topics covered in each issue including market trends, customer relations, marketing and promotion, products and services, technical issues and bulletins, technology, human resources, environmental issues, and legislative and regulatory matters. Publication is available to members only; contact association for more information.

Freedonia Group
Industrial & Institutional (I&I) Cleaning Chemicals

Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market, with topics covered in the "Laundry & Dry Cleaning" section including overview, establishments, employment, receipts, and historical and forecast cleaning chemical demand. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online, with individual pages available for purchase online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Dry Cleaners  Search for "812320"
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

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Drycleaning and Laundry Services (Except Coin-Operated)  Search for "812320"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for companies in this service sector. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by sales and assets size range. Online reports also include a cash flow analysis and offer the option for additional breakdowns by region. Sample report can be viewed free online.

Compensation Surveys

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Dry Cleaners  Search for "812320"
Five-year comparative income statement provides salaries, wages, and officer compensation in both dollars and as a percentage of sales for firms in this sector, with reports available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level. Sample national and local reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Drycleaning and Laundry Services

Annual occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this service sector (e.g., executive, management, production, sales, and delivery personnel), with survey results available on a national, state, and metro area basis and statistical measures for national data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Dry Cleaners

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.