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Coin-Operated Laundries and Laundromats

SIC 7215 | NAICS 812310

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Coin-Operated Laundromats  (view report)
Dry Cleaning Services  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth 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:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

American Trade Magazines, LLC
American Coin-Op

Monthly publication provides news and information for the self-service laundry business, with special features including the state of the industry survey (April issue) which covers topics such as business conditions, service pricing, equipment purchases, biggest challenges, turns per day, and utility costs. Archived digital editions are available free online, with free subscription available for qualified parties.

Coin Laundry Association
Information resources available from this organization include:

Monthly trade association journal provides news and information for self-service laundry owners and managers, with featured topics covered in the magazine including increasing revenues, streamlining operations, reducing expenses, marketing best practices, finding and retaining employees, business profiles, and regional updates. Current and prior editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Industry Overview
Introductory section provides an overview of the coin laundry business, with topics covered including definitions and background information, demographic trends, operations and performance, operating expenses, standard useful life of equipment, factors considered in establishing the market value of a coin laundry, and typical net cash flow multiple range used in valuing a self-service laundry business.

Industry Survey
Annual owner survey provides a profile of coin laundries in the U.S., with information provided by the survey respondents including type and size of store, number of machines, ancillary service offerings, number of laundries owned, plans for expansion, hours open, number of employees, current vending prices, expected price increases, store revenues, rent, payroll, and utility costs, and net profit margin.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Coin-Operated Laundries  Search for "812310"

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

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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for companies that operate facilities with coin-operated or similar self-service washer, dryer, and dry-cleaning equipment for customer use on premises and/or provide this equipment for customer use in locations operated by others such as apartments and dormitories.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Self-Service Laundromats

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such
as chief executive officer, district manager, operations manager, laundry manager, laundry attendant, maintenance and repair worker, and office manager, with companies for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Coinmach Service Corp., a subsidiary of CSC ServiceWorks Holdings, Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Drycleaners and Laundries

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for persons employed by companies in this sector that operate facilities with coin-operated or similar self-service washer, dryer, and dry-cleaning equipment for customer use on premises and/or provide this equipment for customer use in locations operated by others such as apartments and dormitories.

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Business Valuation Resources

Coin Laundry Association
How To Value A Coin Laundry

Topics covered in this valuation guide include common and preferred methods for placing a value on an existing facility, key factors that directly impact a valuation, considering the quantity and quality of local competition when assigning a value, considerations in placing a value on an older facility, most common mistakes made by buyers and sellers, and advantages and disadvantages of using brokers.

Lombardo Holdings, LLC
How to Find, Evaluate, and Buy a Laundromat: A Comprehensive Guide

Comprehensive guide covers the ins and outs of evaluating a laundromat, with topics covered in this publication including finding a facility for sale, determining income and expenses, verifying revenues, conducting the walkthrough, determining what it is worth, writing the offer, financing a purchase, and avoiding costly buying mistakes. Selected pages and table of contents can be previewed free online.

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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