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Equipment and Tool Rentals

SIC 7359 | NAICS 532310

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Tool and Equipment Rental  (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

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Rental Management Magazine
Monthly trade journal features news and information for industry professionals, with topics covered including industry trends, business operations, company profiles, new products, risk management, and government affairs. Selected articles from prior issues are available online, with free subscription available upon request.

Rental Market Monitor
Subscription service provides historical and forecast rental revenue data for the U.S. and Canada, with data updated on a quarterly basis by IHS Global Insight and available by specific market segment (e.g., general tool, construction and industrial equipment, and party and event) on a national, regional, state, and metro area basis. Subscription service is available to ARA members only; sample slides can be viewed free online.

First Research

Commercial and Industrial Equipment Rental and Leasing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Penton Media, Inc.
RER Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for the rental equipment industry, with topics covered including emerging trends, operational techniques, market updates, product spotlights, and company profiles and special features including the "January Rental Forecast" and the quarterly "Baird/RER Rental Equipment Survey". Articles are categorized by topic category and issue and are available free online with registration.

Construction Equipment Distribution
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for owners and managers of equipment dealerships and rental companies, with topics covered including sales strategy, product support, rental market, customer service, and technology and special features including the annual "Business Outlook Report' (January issue) and "Midyear Business Report" (August issue). Current and archived digital editions are available free online.

Rouse Services
Rouse Rental Report
Monthly newsletter provides news, information, and analysis for construction equipment dealers and rental companies, with topics covered in each issue including average used unit value by product category, rental rates, physical utilization, acquisitions and sales by product category and manufacturer, and fleet age and composition. Free newsletter subscription available upon request.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Equipment and Tool Rentals  Search for "532310"
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

Cost of Doing Business Report
Annual cost of doing business report provides median financial measures for all participating companies and the most profitable firms (top 25%), with data provided in the "General Tool" and "Construction and Industrial Equipment" sections of the report including overall profitability, income statement summary, cash flow and other performance indicators, and detailed financial data. Detail table of contents can be viewed free online.

Compensation Surveys

Compensation and Benefits Report
Annual compensation and benefits survey provides average, median, and starting compensation data for salaried and hourly personnel employed by equipment rental companies, with survey data broken out by annual company sales volume, revenue mix (e.g., general tool, construction and industrial equipment, and party and event), community size, and geographic region. Detailed table of contents is available free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - General Rental Centers
Annual occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this retail sector (e.g., managers, first-line supervisors, retail salespersons, and counter and rental clerks) on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Equipment Rental and Leasing

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 BIZCOMPSĀ®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.