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Tire Dealers and Distributors

SIC 5531 & 5014 | NAICS 441320 & 423130

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Tire Dealers  (view report)
Tire Wholesaling  (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

Tire Business
Research and Data Center
Research and data center section provides an extensive selection of research reports and other special reports for manufacturers, dealers, and distributors. Reports specifically focused on dealers include "North American Retailers", "Directory of Specialty, Farm, Industrial, and OTR Marketers", "Top Dealerships Ranked by Total Retail Outlets", and "Top 100 Independent Retail Dealerships".

Tire Dealers / Wholesalers

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

Modern Tire Dealer
Information resources available from this organization include:

MTD Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for tire stores and retailers, with special features including the "Annual Facts Issue" (January) which includes information on brand share data, product shipments, original equipment and replacement market share, manufacturer plant capacities, retreading statistics, and more. Selected articles and current and prior digital editions are available online.

Research & Statistics
Research and statistics section provides a variety of information on industry sales, prices, shipments, and market share, and also includes a dealer profile report in the "Annual Facts Section" report which provides information on market share, top selling products, and more. All information can be viewed free online.

Tire Review
Information resources available from this organization include:

TR Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for tire stores and retailers, with topics covered including industry research, market overviews, business operations, product applications, legislative issues, and more. Selected articles from current and prior issues and digital editions are available online.

Dealer Profile Study
Annual study provides a comprehensive look at independent dealers, with topics covered including business structure and characteristics, sales volume and gross profit by type of product, average product selling prices, brands carried, customer purchasing criteria, and more. Study can be viewed free online.

Database section includes a variety of statistical data from various studies, with data provided including distribution channel shares by product category, dealer supply sources for parts and tires, annual sales volume by product category, customer demographics, and more. All reports can be viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Tire Dealers and Distributors  Search for "441320" and "423130"

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

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Tire Dealers and Distributors  Search for "441320" and "423130"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for retailers and distributors. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report is available online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
Annual wage 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 wage data including mean, median, upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Employee Compensation Report
Two-volume wholesale distributor employee compensation report provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits, with compensation data broken out by annual company sales volume and geographic region. Table of contents, compensation breakout information, and job descriptions for all positions included in the report can be viewed free online.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Tire Dealers

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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