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Moving & Storage Companies – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 421  |  NAICS 484210

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
Moving Services  (view report)
Mobile Storage Services  (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 industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

International Association of Movers
The Portal Magazine

Bimonthly magazine provides news and information for industry professionals on a global basis, with topics covered in various issues of the publication including industry news and trends, legislative and agency updates, technological developments, regional spotlights, member profiles, trade conference coverage, and association activities. Archived mobile and desktop editions can be viewed free online.

Movers Development Inc.
Moving Trends & Relocation Industry Analysis

Annual trend analysis provides information on various aspects of the moving and relocation industry, with topics covered including local versus interstate move ratios, number of moves per size, number of moves per month, number of moves per weekday, number of moves by market segment, top U.S. relocation routes, local trends among states, and top ten inbound and outbound states for relocation.

First Research
Moving Services

Industry profile report features analysis, statistics, and forecasts for firms that provide local and long-distance truck transportation of used household, institutional, or commercial furniture and equipment, as well as related packing and storage services, with major North American companies in this sector including Atlas Van Lines Inc., SIRVA Inc., and UniGroup, Inc. Sample report is available free online.

Reports available from this organization include:

Moving Services
Comprehensive study provides an in-depth analysis of the market for these services in the U.S., with data provided including market size and forecast by level of service (e.g., full-service, partial-service) and market segment (e.g., residential, corporate, military/government, other) and companies profiled including AGS Worldwide Movers, Atlas World Group Inc., Coleman World Group, and Unigroup CA.

Self-Storage and Moving Services
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with information provided including market size and forecast by service type (e.g., climate-controlled self- storage, non-climate-controlled self-storage, full-service moving, D-I-Y truck rentals) and companies profiled including Men on the Move, PODS Enterprises, SIRVA Worldwide, and U-Haul International.

Freedonia Group
Self Storage & Moving Services

Comprehensive study analyzes U.S. market demand for this service sector, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast revenue by service (e.g., climate-controlled self-storage, non-climate-controlled self-storage, full-service moving, D-I-Y truck rental) and geographic region for four U.S. Census Bureau regions (e.g., Northeast, South, Midwest, and West) and nine regional divisions.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Household & Office Goods Moving Services  Search for "484210" 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
Household & Office Goods Moving Services  Search for "484210" 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
Moving and Mobile Storage Services
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Compensation data available from this organization includes:

Moving and Relocation Services
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, logistics coordinator, fleet dispatcher, truck diver, mover, and customer service representative, with firms for which data is provided including SIRVA, Inc., JK Moving & Storage Inc., Cartus Corporation, Graebel Companies, Inc., Two Men and A Truck, Inc., and Suddath Companies.

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for personnel employed as movers
by level of experience and for selected locations, with persons included in this occupational category commonly employed by moving and storage companies or subcontractors of large organizations and primarily engaged in preparing, loading, transporting, unloading, and setting up goods for customers.

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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 421 - Trucking with Storage
  NAICS Code 484210 - Used Household and Office Goods Moving
Types of establishments included in these codes
Local moving services - establishments providing local transportation of used household, institutional, or commercial furniture and equipment for 100 miles or less that generally charge on an hourly basis rather than the weight or volume of the items being moved.
Long-distance moving services - establishments engaged in transporting used furniture and equipment over distances of greater than 100 miles that typically charge based on the weight or volume of the items being moved and the distance they are transported.
International movers - establishments with specialized experience in handling moves to other countries and dealing with shipping logistics, import/export paperwork, customs regulations, and insurance requirements involved in shipping goods across borders.
Specialty movers - establishments that specialize in the transportation and handling of unique items that require extra care, expertise, and specialized equipment during the relocation process, such as artwork, pianos, antiques, aquariums, safes, and vaults.
Commercial moving service - establishments with a primary focus on relocating various types of businesses, including offices, retail stores, industrial plants, and warehouses, from one location to another while minimizing any disruptions to business operations.
Car transportation service - establishments providing vehicle transportation services for individuals, car dealerships, and businesses needing to transport their vehicles across the country or internationally using carrier transports or other means of transportation.
Moving container provider - establishments that deliver large, sturdy, weather-resistant containers to a customer's current location and after a container has been filled by the customer move it directly to a new location or transport it to a secure storage facility.
Small move specialists - establishments catering to small-scale moves where a limited amount of items need to be transported and often for short distances, such as college dormitory moves or moving to a new apartment with a minimal number of belongings.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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