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Car Wash and Auto Detailing

SIC 7542 | NAICS 811192

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

Business Valuation Resources


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Car Wash & Auto Detailing  (view report)
Mobile Wash & Detailing Services  (view report)
Auto Washing & Detailing 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:

Sample report is available online.

EW Williams Publication Company
Information resources available from this organization include:

Auto Laundry News (ALN)
http://....com/magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for owners and operators, with special features including the annual "Executive Forecast" (December) and annual benchmark surveys. All articles are accessible online; articles from prior issues can be accessed by searching the archives.

ALN Surveys
http://....com/surveys
Annual benchmark surveys for various types of operations (self-serve, in-bay automatic, conveyor, fast-lube, and detailing) include information on volume, seasonality, pricing, operations, staffing, revenue, expenses, and more. Reports from current and prior year are available online.


Car Washes
http://www.firstresearch.com

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.

Grand View Media Group
Information resources available from this organization include:

Professional Carwashing & Detailing (PC&D)
http://www....com/publications
Monthly trade journal features news and information for owners and operators, with topics covered including industry trends and developments, business operations, operator surveys, best practices, marketing ideas, and more. Digital editions of the magazine are available online.

PC&D Surveys
http://www....com/surveys
Annual benchmark surveys for various types of operations (self-serve, conveyor, in-bay automatic, and detail operations) include information on volume, operations, staffing, revenue, expenses, and profitability. Selected excerpts from these surveys can be viewed free online in digital editions of "PC&D" magazine.


ICA
Car Wash Magazine
http://www....org/magazine
Quarterly trade publication features news and information for owners and operators, with topics covered including business trends and development, general business issues, consumer research, business strategies, and company profiles. Digital editions of the magazine can be viewed online.

IRS Cash Intensive Businesses Audit Technique Guide
Chapter 11 - Car Wash
http://www.irs.gov/Audit-Techniques-Guide
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.

GIA Research
Car Washing Services
http://www.strategyr.com/
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for these services in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including industry and product/service overview; market analysis and trends; historical and forecast sales by geographic market; recent industry activity; and key company profiles. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

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Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Car and Truck Washes / Auto Detailing Services
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "811192"
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.

ICA
Wash Count™
http://www....org/benchmarking
Benchmarking program allows participants to benchmark their operations with other similar firms based on geographic region, type of operation, total revenues, vehicles serviced, and average ticket per vehicle. Program is available to members only; sample reports can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


EW Williams Publication Company
ALN Surveys
http://....com/surveys
Annual operator benchmark surveys for various types of operations include information on average hourly wage rates paid to personnel employed in in-bay automatic, conveyor, fast-lube, and detailing operations. Survey reports from current and prior year can be viewed free online.

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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Car Wash and Auto Detailing
http://valuationresources.com/

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.


BVMarketData
Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.


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