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Farm Equipment Dealers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5083  |  NAICS 423820

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling  (view report)
Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing  (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.

Lessiter Media, Inc.
Resources available from this organization include:

Farm Equipment Magazine
Monthly trade publication provides news and information for farm equipment dealers and distributors, with special features including the "Dealer Business Outlook & Trends Survey" (October/November) which provides a look at recent sales growth trends and the sales outlook for the coming year ahead for new and used equipment, parts, and service. Current and prior issues can be viewed free online.

Farm Equipment Dealer 100
Online report ranks the top 100 North American farm equipment dealers by number of locations, with information provided for each dealer including number of locations, major product brands, shortlines, states served, year founded, ownership type, key executives, company profile, and website address. Online report is available free online, with a more in-depth "Big Dealer" report available for purchase.

Ag Equipment Intelligence
Monthly newsletter provides news and information for the agricultural equipment industry, with topics covered including current business conditions and the general direction of the farm economy, recent developments in various industry segments that could affect equipment sales on a longer term basis, and dealer consolidations and other significant trends that impact the industry's distribution channels.

AEI Dealer Sentiment & Business Conditions Update
Monthly update provides insight on current business conditions based on dealers' survey responses, with data provided in each report including monthly sales growth overall and by major brand, product category, and geographic region, pricing trends for new and used equipment, and inventory levels for new and used equipment. Reports are available to Ag Equipment Intelligence newsletter subscribers.

AEI Dealer Business Outlook & Trends
Annual report provides an in-depth look at sales growth trends and dealers' expectations for the year ahead for new and used equipment and individual product lines and categories based on a survey of dealers in the U.S. and Canada, with data broken out by major brand, size of dealer, and geographic region. Selected data from the report is included in Farm Equipment Magazine (October/November).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Farm and Garden Machinery Distributors  Search for "423820" 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
Farm and Garden Machinery Distributors  Search for "423820" 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
Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
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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.
Agricultural Machinery Wholesalers

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, inside sales representative, service manager, field service technician, diesel mechanic, diesel technician, and parts counterperson, and with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including AGCO Corporation, CNH America LLC, and Deere & Company.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Farm and Garden Machinery & Equipment Merchant Wholesalers

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by wholesale distributors of tractors, planters, cultivators, combines, loaders, and other machinery used in crop and livestock production and lawn and garden equipment such as riding mowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers, and hedge trimmers. Wage data is available free online.

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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 5083 - Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment
  NAICS Code 423820 - Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Wholesalers
Types of establishments included in these codes
Farm machinery distributors - establishments primarily involved in wholesale distribution of tractors, plows, cultivators, planters, sprayers, combines, hay balers, and a variety of other machinery needed for tilling, planting, growing, and harvesting agricultural crops.
Irrigation equipment wholesalers - establishments engaged in the wholesale distribution of sprinklers, pumps, pipes, drip lines, controllers, meters, and other components used in irrigating agricultural fields, golf courses, sports fields, landscapes, and other areas.
Greenhouse and nursery equipment distributors - establishments involved in distributing products such as greenhouse structures, climate control systems, growing containers, and irrigation kits to greenhouses, plant nurseries, and other horticultural businesses.
Lawn and garden equipment wholesalers - establishments that distribute products used for maintaining lawns, gardens, and other landscaped areas, such as mowers, blowers, trimmers, tillers, and sprayers, to garden centers, retail stores, and other businesses.
Harvesting machinery wholesalers - establishments with a primary focus on distributing combine harvesters, forage harvesters, cotton pickers, fruit and nuts harvesters, baling machines, and other machinery used for harvesting and processing agricultural crops.
Grain handling equipment distributors - establishments specializing in the distribution of equipment used for handling, storing, and processing grains after harvesting, including grain wagons, conveyors, grain bins and silos, grain dryers, and hoppers and feeders.
Livestock equipment distributors - establishments engaged in the wholesale distribution of items used for the care, management, and production of livestock, including feeding systems, water troughs, confinement and restraint structures, and milking machines.
Poultry equipment wholesalers - establishments specializing in wholesale distribution of products used for poultry and egg production, such as egg incubators, poultry feeders, watering systems, confinement structures, and egg handling and processing systems.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

Lessiter Media, Inc.
AEI "Big Dealer" Report

Annual report provides details on changes among large dealerships, up-to-date news on merger and acquisition activities, and in-depth coverage of major merger and acquisition events in the prior year, and includes a listing of the top 100 dealers ranked by number of locations along with information on
total number of locations, major brands, shortlines, states served, year founded, and key executives.

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Crop and Livestock Production
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Landscape & Lawn Care Services
Lawn & Garden Stores


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