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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
Motorcycle, Bike & Parts Manufacturing (view report)
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Advanstar Communications, Inc.
Monthly trade magazine features news, information, and analysis for motorcycle and other powersports retailers, with topics covered including management, sales, service, and marketing. Special features include "Market Review and Forecast"", "Business Strategy" and "Top 100 Dealers" reports. Selected articles from current and prior issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.
Babcox Media, Inc.
Motorcycle and Powersports News
Monthly trade publication features business news and intelligence for motorcycle and powersports dealers, with content sections including management, sales, marketing, finance, insurance, service, products, and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.
Motorcycle Industry Council
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Annual report provides statistical data for the U.S. market, with topics covered including vehicle population and registrations, new vehicle sales in units and dollars, retail sales by state, number and types of retail outlets, vehicle owner profile, vehicle usage, and more. Publication is included in membership benefits.
Various reports cover different aspects of the U.S. market, with topics covered including retail sales on a national and state level, vehicle owner profiles and demographics, number and types of retail outlets, dealer economic and employment profiles, and more. Most reports are available to members only.
Market Data Book
Annual publication provides an in-depth statistical analysis of the powersports busines, and with contents including unit sales data for motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, and utility vehicles (UTVs); industry expert analysis and commentary; industry research studies; and a dealer performance survey.
BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
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Industry statistics available in this market analysis include total number of companies, total annual market volume and sales trends, average company sales and sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, business start up activity and failure rates, and other business statistics on a national, state, metropolitan area, county, and zip code level. Sample national and local reports can be downloaded and viewed online.
Market analysis report provides 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.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
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- 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
RMA Annual Statement Studies
Motorcycle, ATV, and Personal Watercraft Dealers
https://www.rmahq.org/ Search for "441221"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for powersports dealers. Report includes five years of historical financial data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Motorcycle Mechanics
Occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for motorcycle mechanics 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.
Business Valuation Resources
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
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