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Quick Printing – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 2759  |  NAICS 323111

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Quick Printing Services  (view report)
Business Service Centers  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

WTT Media
Resources available from this organization include:

WhatTheyThink | Printing News Magazine
Monthly trade publication provides news and information for commercial printing, visual, and graphic arts professionals, with special features including the annual "Printing Outlook" report, "Annual Print Shop Franchise Review" (April issue), and "Top 100 Small Commercial Printers" report (June issue). Archived digital editions are available free online, with free subscription available for qualified parties.

Print Outlook
Annual publication provides a detailed analysis of the WhatTheyThink Fall Business Outlook Survey, with content sections including business conditions, top business challenges, business opportunities, planned investments, new product/service applications, hiring plans, graphic communication industry economic and demographic trends, macroeconomic data, and printing industry trends and forecasts.

Top 100 Small Commercial Printers
Annual report ranks the top 100 small commercial printers by annual sales, with information provided for each of these firms including company name, top management personnel, headquarters location, year founded, number of locations, total number of full-time and part-time employees, and total sales for the most recent year. Report is available free online in the June issue of Printing News magazine.

Annual Print Shop Franchise Review
Annual report provides financial and operating data for the top print shop franchises, with information provided for each franchisor including total shops in system, number of shops in North America, total system-wide sales, highest sales per shop, average sales per shop, percentage of total system-wide sales contributed by product/service segment, and average investment required to open a new shop.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Quick Printers  Search for "323111" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Quick Printers  Search for "323111" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Quick Printing Services
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

National Printing Research Council
Financial Benchmarking Study

Biennial financial benchmarking survey provides profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and key financial and operating ratios for quick printers and other small commercial printers, with survey data broken out by number of stores (e.g., single, multiple), ownership type (e.g., independent, franchise), offset vs. digital printing, annual sales, brokered sales, sales per employee, and profitability quartiles.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

National Printing Research Council
Wage & Benefits Study

Biennial compensation and benefits survey provides salary, wage, and benefits information for quick printers and other small commercial printers, with survey data for management, outside sales, inside sales, production, and administrative personnel broken out by annual sales volume, profitability level, sales per employee, market population density, and region. Table of contents is available free online.

Print Industries
Wage + Benefits Survey Report

Annual wage and benefits report provides compensation data for 16 job categories and over 100 job positions ranging from top management to warehouse personnel, with annual base salary and hourly wage data broken out by company size and geographic region, and statistical measures for this data including lowest, 1st quartile, average, 2nd quartile/median, 3rd quartile, 90th percentile, and highest.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 2759 - Quick Printers
  NAICS Code 323111 - Quick Printers
Types of establishments included in these codes
Copy and print shops - establishments that offer a range of copying and printing services, including printing brochures, flyers, business cards, and promotional materials, and that may also offer related services such as document design, binding, and finishing.
Online printers - establishments that offer quick printing services that allow customers to choose from a variety of design templates or upload their own custom designs and then select the paper type, size, finish, and other options to create their desired product.
Franchise printers - establishments that operate as part of a franchise system and provide quick printing services, leveraging the brand and systems of the franchise to provide consistent and high-quality products and services.
In-store printers - establishments that are located in a larger retail store or office supply store and offer quick printing services to customers on-site. They may specialize in specific types of printing, such as photo prints or large-format graphics and banners.
Commercial printers with quick printing services - establishments that primarily provide commercial printing services but also offer quick printing services to meet the needs of their clients for small print runs or fast turnaround times.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

National Printing Research Council
Print Shop For Sale

Publication provides practical information on how to determine a fair market value price for a printing business and includes twelve sample company valuations based on the recommended Hunt-Stewart  valuation approach that address a variety of printing businesses including independent and franchise firms, single and multiple business locations, and firms with dramatic differences in sales and profits.

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