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Food Service Contractors – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 5812  |  NAICS 722310

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Food Service Contractors  (view report)
Food Catering Services  (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 report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Penton Media
Resources available from this organization include:

Food Management
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for foodservice management companies and self-operated facilities, with topics covered in various issues including industry news, market trends, food and beverage, business management, food production, marketing and merchandising, design, and safety. Selected feature articles categorized by topic are accessible free online with registration.

Top 50 Contract Management Companies
Comprehensive annual report ranks the top 50 contract management companies by annual revenue with comparisons to the prior year, and also provides a profile of each company that includes contact information, annual revenues for the last three years, number of locations for the last two years, and a percentage breakdown of market segments served. Report is available free online with registration.

CSP Business Media LLC
Resources available from this organization include:

Foodservice Director
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for all segments of the foodservice industry, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including industry news and trends, business management, ideas and innovations, menu development, research reports, and people in the news. Selected articles categorized by topic and current and prior digital editions are available free online.

The Big Picture
Biennial survey of foodservice operators in the business and industry, college and university, hospital, long-term care, K-12 school, and senior living segments provides insights and information on a variety of subjects, with topics covered in the survey including operations, menu trends, employee issues and challenges, retail venues, and health and wellness matters. Survey results are available free online.

Industry Census
Census reports provide a statistical profile by market segment for foodservice operators, with market segments covered in the reports including business and industry, colleges and universities, hospitals, and long-term care and senior living, and data provided for each segment including facilities served, meal participation, average daily meals, and revenue trends. Survey results are available free online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Food Service Contractors  Search for "722310" 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
Food Service Contractors  Search for "722310" 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
Food Service Contractors
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

National Association of College & University Food Services
Operating Performance Benchmark Survey

Annual operating performance survey for college and university foodservice departments includes revenue and expense benchmarks for overall operations and specific program components (e.g., board plans, catering services, convenience stores, and retail units), operator performance reports, trend analysis, and productivity ratios. Survey results are available to participating members only.

Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management
Hospitality and Benchmarking Study

Annual benchmarking study provides financial and operating benchmarks for foodservice operators, with data provided in the study including meal participation rate, average check per meal, average product cost per meal, average total cost per meal, and average profit or loss per day, with data reported by type of facility, population, and geographic region. Study is available to members only.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

National Association of College & University Food Services
Salary Benchmarking Survey

Biennial compensation survey provides average salary and hourly wage data for management and staff positions in college and university foodservice departments, with survey results broken out by annual foodservice revenue, number of full-time employees, type of institution, institutional affiliation, community size, and geographic region. Survey results are available to participating members only.

PayScale, Inc.
Foodservice Contractor

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this service sector such as foodservice director, manager, and supervisor, director food and nutrition, executive chef, sous chef, and foodservice worker, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Aramark, Compass Group, Sodexo, Inc., and Trinity Services Group.

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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 public and private company sales transactions by SIC or NAICS Code. These databases provide detailed information for sales transactions including sales price and terms, purchase price allocation, target financial data, and deal-derived valuation multiples. Sample reports can be viewed free online.

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