Propane and LP Gas Dealers
SIC 5984 | NAICS 454310
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Questex Media Group, LLC
LP Gas Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news, information, and analysis for propane and LP gas dealers and distributors,
with special features including the annual "State of the Industry" report (December issue) and the annual
"Top 50 Propane Retailers" rankings report (February issue). Digital editions of current and prior issues
of the magazine can be viewed online, with free print and digital subscriptions available upon request.
Monthly trade journal features news and information for the propane industry, with topics covered in various
issues including market outlook, management, marketing, supply and logistics, technology, transportation
equipment, safety, and regulatory and legislative issues. Selected articles from current and archived issues
of the magazine can be viewed free online, with free print edition subscription available to qualified parties.
Propane Education & Research Council
Information resources available from this organization include:
Introductory section provides basic facts and information about propane, with topics covered including
how it is produced, its chemical characteristics, and examples of common applications such as heating,
cooking, drying, on-road vehicles, agricultural equipment, and backup power. All information can be
viewed free online.
Propane Database and Forecasting Model
National Propane Gas Association / ICF International
Developed by ICF International as part of the PERC Market Metrics Initiative, this Excel-based spreadsheet
model allows users to estimate the impact of factors that drive consumption such as weather, fuel prices,
economic activity, demographics, and alternative fuel sources, with end-use markets analyzed including
the agricultural, commercial, residential, and transportation sectors. Model is available for download
at no charge.
Publications available from these organizations include:
Propane Supply Sources and Trends
ICF International research report examines propane supply sources and trends for the U.S. market, with
topics covered in the report including current sources of supply, supply and demand outlook, and impact
of changes in supply on carbon dioxide emissions, and also includes historical statistical trend data
for supply and demand in both unit volume and as a percent of total. Report can be downloaded and viewed
Propane Market Outlook
Market Analysis Report
Biennial market research report analyzes the U.S. propane market outlook on both a near-term and longer-term
basis, with topics addressed in the report including changes in supply, energy prices, alternative energy
sources, energy policies, overview of key U.S. markets (e.g., residential, commercial, and internal
combustion engine), and industry challenges and opportunities. Publication can be downloaded and viewed
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
Industry Financial Ratios
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Dealers / Bottled Gas Dealers
Search for "454310"
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 including:
- 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
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Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial
ratios for companies in this retail sector. Report includes five years of historical data with the most
recent year's data broken out by net sales and total assets size range. Sample report can be viewed online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Direct Selling Establishments
Annual occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed
in this retail sector (which includes fuel dealers and other non-store direct selling establishments) on
a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including
mean, median, upper and lower quartiles, and upper and lower deciles. All information is available free
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