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Taxi and Limousine Services

SIC 4119 & 4121 | NAICS 485310 & 485320


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

IBISWorld
IBISWorld
Taxi & Limousine Services  (view report)
Limousine & Town Car Services  (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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Limo Digest
Limo Digest Magazine
http://www.limodigest.com/

Monthly trade publication features news and information for the luxury ground transportation industry, with special features including the annual "Industry Guide" that provides statistical insights on owner demographics, marketing trends and strategies, revenue sources, profitability, fleet composition and average hourly rates, insurance costs, and hourly wages. Magazine is available by subscription only.


Chauffeur Driven Inc.
Chauffeur Driven Magazine
https://www.chauffeurdriven.com/

Monthly journal features news and information for limousine and chauffeured ground transportation companies, with topics addressed in various issues including industry trends, business operations, affiliate management, sales and marketing, social media, human resources, insurance, technology, and trade shows and conferences. Current and archived digital editions can be viewed free online.


Bobit Business Media
Publications available from this organization include:

LCT Magazine
https://www.lctmag.com/
Monthly magazine features news and information for owners and managers of chauffeured limousine companies, with special features including the annual "LCT Fact Book & Industry Guide" published in the June issue that provides a statistical overview of this sector based on operator survey responses and other data sources. Current and prior digital editions of this publication can be viewed free online.

LCT Fact Book
https://www.lctmag.com/
Annual fact book provides a statistical overview of the chauffeured transportation industry, with topics covered in this publication including estimated total annual revenue, number of operators, fleet sizes, revenue sources, average hourly vehicle rates, operating expenses as a percentage of annual sales, and net profit margins. Publication is available free online in the June digital edition of LCT Magazine.


The Transportation Alliance
Publications available from this trade association include:

Taxicab Division Fact Book
https://www.thetransportationalliance.org/
Annual publication provides statistical data and other information for the taxicab services sector, with topics addressed in the publication including revenue sources by market segment, taxicab rates and fares, fleet composition and operations, driver lease fees, owner driver fees, operating costs per mile by expense category, starting and average hourly wages for employees, and liability insurance costs.

Limousine & Sedan Division Fact Book
https://www.thetransportationalliance.org/
Annual fact book provides financial and operating data for the chauffeured transportation sector, with topics covered in this guide including revenue sources by type of service, fleet composition, average annual revenue by type of vehicle, established minimum number of hours and hourly rates by type of vehicle, average number of weekly trips by vehicle type, and average miles driven by type of vehicle.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Taxi and Limousine Services
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "4853"

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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

IBISWorld
Taxi & Limousine Services
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for companies that provide passenger transportation services by means of taxis, limousines, and other vehicles, with transportation provided at the discretion of a passenger or small group of passengers between locations of their choosing. Sample report is available online.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Taxi & Limousine Service
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis for personnel employed by firms which provide these transportation services, with job occupations covered by the survey including reservation clerks, dispatchers, taxi drivers and chauffeurs, automotive service technicians, and vehicle cleaners. Survey data is available free online.


PayScale, Inc.
Taxicab & Limousine Service
https://www.payscale.com/taxicab / limo

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this transportation sector such as office manager, reservation clerk, dispatcher, taxi driver, chauffeur, and limo driver, with employers for which salary or wage rates are provided including Boston Coach Corp., Carey International, Inc., Advantage Transportation Group, Inc., and Mears Transportation Group, Inc.


Bobit Business Media
LCT Fact Book
https://www.lctmag.com/

Operator survey section of this annual publication provides average hourly wage rate information for personnel employed by chauffeured transportation companies, with positions covered by the survey including operations manager, affiliate manager, marketing manager, sales manager, reservationist, dispatcher, chauffeur, and mechanic. Survey data is published in the June edition of LCT Magazine.


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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.


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