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Auto Parts Stores

SIC 5531 | NAICS 441310

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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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

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Aftermarket Insider
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, with contents including in-depth articles on industry and marketing trends, member profiles, government affairs updates, and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.

Market Intelligence
"Market Intelligence" section provides an extensive selection of research publications such as "Digital Aftermarket Factbook", "Lang Annual", "Industry Indicators", and "BB&T Weekly Aftermarket Intelligence Update". Descriptions of these publications and selected excerpts from them can be viewed free online.

Automobile Parts & Accessories Stores

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

Advanstar Communications, Inc.
Aftermarket Business World
Information resources available from this organization include:

ABW Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news, information, and analysis for automotive parts wholesalers and retailers, with topics covered including market trends and analysis, business management, new products, technology solutions, and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.

Top 40 Chain Report
Annual publication ranks the top 40 parts retailers based on company-owned store counts, with information provided including number of stores, total sales, commercial and retail sales percentages, program group affiliation, CEO, and contact information. Summary article and full report can be viewed free online.

Special Reports
Special reports and studies originally published in the ABW magazine address a variety of topics including consumer attitudes, top 40 retailer chains (see above), specialty product sales, reseller and fleet product sales, and more. All research publications included in this section can be viewed free online.

Annual Market Report
Annual study provides an overview of specialty parts and accessories market, with topics covered including overall size of the automotive specialty equipment business; sales within specific segments (e.g., appearance and accessory products, racing and performance products, and wheels, tires, and suspension) and niches; consumer purchasing patterns; economic and industry trends; and motor vehicle sales trends.

Mintel Group Ltd.
DIY Auto Maintenance - US
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. DIY (do-it-yourself) auto maintenance market, with topics covered including including market size and forecast, demand drivers, aftermarket retail channels, retailer profiles, marketing strategies, consumer attitudes and demographics, and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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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

Financial Benchmarking Report - Retailers
Monthly reports provide financial and operating benchmarks for specialty parts and accessories retailers, with information provided including year-to-date sales as compared to prior year, three month sales outlook, sales per employee, gross profit margin, inventory turns, shipping costs, advertising and marketing expense, and more. Benchmarking reports are available at no charge to participating members

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this retail sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Auto Parts and Accessories Stores

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.

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