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Courier and Delivery Services

SIC 4215 | NAICS 492110


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, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
  • Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
  • Compensation and Salary Surveys
  • Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

IBISWorld
IBISWorld
Courier & Local Delivery Services  (view report)
Business Service Centers / Shipping & Mailing 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

Networx Communication Corporation
Courier Magazine
http://www.couriermagazine.com/

Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for courier business owners, with special features including the annual "Business Resource Guide" which includes chapters covering topics such as business basics, licensing and certification, equipment leasing, insurance, marketing and social media, accounting systems, tracking technology, and employee screening and drug testing.


CLDA
CLDA Magazine
http://www.clda.org/

Quarterly trade publication features news and information for owners and managers of customized logistics and delivery companies, with topics addressed in each issue including industry news and trends, business success strategies, technology solutions, government affairs, trade conferences and events, and state association updates. Digital editions of this publication are available online.


Technavio
Information resources available from this organization include:

Same-Day Delivery Market
https://www.technavio.com/
Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this service sector, with topics addressed in the study including market size and forecast by type of service (e.g., regular, rush, or priority) and commercial transaction (e.g., B2B, B2C, or C2C), growth drivers and challenges, market trends, competitive environment, and key service providers (e.g.,  A-1 Express, FedEx, UPS, and DHL).

Courier and Local Delivery Market
https://www.technavio.com/
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for this service sector, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast by parcel type and delivery type, growth drivers and challenges, market trends, and competitive landscape, and major vendors profiled including FedEx Corporation, United Parcel Service, Inc., and the U.S. Postal Service.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Courier and Express Delivery Services
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "492110" and "492210"

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
Courier & Local Delivery 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 by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information resources available from this organization include:

Couriers and Express Delivery
https://www.bls.gov/oes/
Annual survey provides hourly and annual wage data for persons employed in providing parcel delivery services on an intercity, national, or international basis via an integrated transportation network. Truck, van, and route drivers employed in this sector pick up and deliver parcels containing documents and goods which can be handled by a single person without the need for specialized handling equipment.

Local Messengers and Local Delivery
https://www.bls.gov/oes/
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in providing local messenger and delivery services within a city center or metropolitan area. Couriers and messengers employed in this sector pick up and deliver parcels containing documents and goods on a same-day point-to-point basis using various transportation modes (e.g., motorized vehicle, bicycle, or on foot).


PayScale, Inc.
Courier or Express Delivery Service
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this service sector such as operations manager, dispatcher, package handler, courier or messenger, and truck, van, or route driver, with companies for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including FedEx Corporation, FedEx Ground, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), and DHL Express (USA), Inc.


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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/

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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Freight Forwarders and Brokers
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