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Moving and Storage Companies

SIC 4214 | NAICS 484210


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.



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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


Moving Services  (view report)
Mobile Storage Services  (view report)

Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


International Association of Movers
The Portal Magazine
https://www.iamovers.org/

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.



Moving Services
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


American Moving & Storage Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

About Our Industry
https://www.moving.org/
Introductory section provides information on service providers, services offered, and markets served, with data provided including revenues by service category, household goods shipments by type (e.g., individual, corporate, military, and government) and destination (e.g., in-state, out-of-state, and other country), and interstate household goods shipments by method (e.g., mover, rental truck, and other).

Direction Magazine
https://www.promover2.org / digital-edition
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for van line owners, managers, and agents and independent carriers, with topics covered in recent issues including business review and outlook, marketing and communications, insurance and risk management, safety and compliance, technology and software, and staff training and education. Digital edition of the magazine is available free online.

Industry Trends
https://www.promover2.org / digital-edition
Quarterly statistical report provides an overview and analysis of business activities within this sector, with information provided including net change in shipment volume by shipment type (e.g., corporate, private, General Services Administration, and military), detailed shipment data by shipment type and region, and top 25 metro area markets by shipment volume. Digital edition can be viewed free online.


Freedonia Group
Self Storage & Moving Services
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

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, and D-I-Y moving truck rental) and region for four U.S. Census Bureau regions (e.g., Northeast, South, Midwest, and West) and nine regional divisions.


Technavio
Moving Services Market in the U.S.
https://www.technavio.com/

Market research report provides an in-depth analysis of this service sector, with information provided including market size and forecast by market segment (e.g., corporate, military and government, and residential) and leading companies profiled including Bekins Moving Solutions Inc., United Van Lines Inc., Atlas Van Lines Inc., Wheaton Van Lines Inc., Arpin Van Lines Inc., and Mayflower Transit, LLC.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Household & Office Goods Moving Services
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "484210"

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


IBISWorld
Moving Services
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for companies that provide local, long-distance, and international transportation of used household, institutional, and commercial goods, furniture, and equipment and may also provide packing, handling, and storage services in conjunction with transportation services.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


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

Moving and Relocation Services
https://www.payscale.com/
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.

Movers
https://www.payscale.com/
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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