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Fuel Oil & Heating Oil Dealers – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 5983  |  NAICS 454310

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Fuel Dealers - Heating Oil, Propane, and Other Fuels  (view report)
Gasoline, Diesel, Fuel Oil & Lubricants Wholesaling  (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.

New England Fuel Institute
Oil & Energy Magazine

Monthly trade journal features news and information for full-service marketers of heating oil, propane, diesel fuel, and biofuel, with topics covered in recent issues including business management, energy markets, fleets and fuel delivery, sales and marketing, legislative and regulatory affairs, and software and technology. Articles from current and archived issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Resources available from this organization include:

Fuel Oil News Magazine
Monthly magazine features news and information for fuel oil dealers, with topics covered in its issues including fuels, HVAC services, management, operations, marketing, financing, government policies, and industry events, and special features including the "Sourcebook Readership Survey" included in the December issue. Current and archived digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Sourcebook Readership Survey  See December issue of magazine
Annual survey provides a business operations profile for participating fuel oil dealers and distributors, with topics covered in the survey including sources of revenue, fuel oil sales by sector, biofuel blends and ultra-low sulfur fuels, petroleum futures trading, price protection programs, bulk plant operations, fuel additives, service department, delivery trucks and technology, and HVAC equipment and service.

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy
Heating Oil and Propane Update / Winter Fuels Outlook

Seasonal weekly update report provides current and historical price per gallon data for heating oil by market (e.g., residential, wholesale), PADD area (e.g., New England, Central Atlantic, Lower Atlantic, Midwest), and for states within each PADD area and the annual "Winter Fuels Outlook" report in the related information section forecasts U.S. average heating oil consumption, prices, and expenditures.

Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP
Energy Survey Results

Annual survey report provides detailed information on heating oil and propane dealer operations, with areas covered including products and services, customer characteristics, pricing, margins, personnel costs, staffing levels, operating expenses, tanks, vehicle fleet, and technology by firm size based on annual volume in gallons sold (e.g., overall, < 2MM, 2 - 5MM, > 5MM). Report is available free online.

Fuel Oil Market

Comprehensive market research report provides a detailed analysis of the fuel oil market on a global and regional basis, with information provided including market size and forecasts by application (e.g., marine, industrial, other) and region (e.g., APAC, MEA, Europe, North America, South America) and vendors profiled including BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, JXTG Holdings, Lukoil, and Royal Dutch Shell.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Heating Oil Dealers  Search for "454310" 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
Heating Oil Dealers  Search for "454310" 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
Fuel Dealers - Heating Oil, Propane, and Other Fuels
(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.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP
Energy Survey Results

Annual survey report features detailed information on heating oil and propane dealer operations, with data provided including hourly wage rates for general manager, service manager, service technician, dispatcher, delivery driver, office manager, and customer service personnel by dealer size based on annual volume in gallons sold (e.g., overall, < 2MM, 2 - 5MM, > 5MM). Report is available free online.

PayScale, Inc.
Heating Oil Dealer

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as vice-president (VP) finance, administrative/office manager, credit manager, safety director, senior accountant, system administrator, office administrator, call center customer service trainer, customer service representative, fleet manager, field service technician, fuel tanker driver, and fuel truck driver.

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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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