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Party and Event Rentals

SIC 7359 | NAICS 532299

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Party Supply 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

Tent Rental Division, Industrial Fabrics Association International
InTents Magazine
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for tent rental professionals and event planners, with topics covered in each issue including industry and company news, tents and related products, job site installation, tent maintenance, event trends and projects, business management, and additional resources. Selected articles from current and archived issues categorized by topic and issue are available free online.

Penton Media, Inc.
Special Events Magazine
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for event professionals, with online articles focused on rental companies included under the "Rental" category and special features including the annual "Event Rental Industry Forecast Study" (Jan/Feb issue) and "Top 30 Rental Companies (Nov/Dec issue). Selected article excerpts are available free online, with full access limited to ISES members and magazine subscribers.

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

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
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Industry statistics available in this market analysis include total number of companies, total annual market volume and sales trends, average company sales and sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, business start up activity and failure rates, and other business statistics on a national, state, metropolitan area, county, and zip code level. Sample national and local reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
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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

American Rental Association
Cost of Doing Business Report
Annual benchmarking report provides median financial performance measures for all participating firms and the most profitable companies (top 25%), with data provided in the "Party and Event" section including overall profitability, income statement summary, cash flow indicators, other performance indicators (e.g., productivity, liquidity, and asset management), and detailed financial data. Detail table of contents is available free online.

Compensation Surveys

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Party Supplies Rental  Search for "532299"
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.

American Rental Association
Compensation and Benefits Report
Annual compensation survey provides mean, median, and starting compensation data for hourly and salaried personnel employed by rental companies, with data broken out by annual revenue volume, sales product mix, market area population, and geographic region. Survey is available in print and online editions; detailed table of contents which includes a complete listing of all job positions included in the survey is available free online.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Party and Event Rentals

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.