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Professional Employer Organizations

SIC 7363 | NAICS 561330


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

IBISWorld
IBISWorld
Professional Employer Organizations  (view report)
Office Staffing & Temp Agencies  (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

Staffing Industry Analysts
Research Reports
http://www.staffingindustry.com/  Search for "PEO" and select content type "Research"

Research reports available from this organization include the "Largest PEO Firms in the United States" report, which ranks the top companies by annual revenue, and the "U.S. PEO Growth Update" report which analyzes the latest trends in the PEO staffing market and provides revenue growth statistics for selected publicly-traded firms as well as a revenue growth forecast for the market sector as a whole.


NAPEO
Information resources available from this trade association include:

PEO Insider
http://www.napeo.org/
Monthly trade publication features news and information for PEO industry professionals, with topics covered in each issue including business operations, sales and marketing,  finance and accounting, human resources, benefits administration, risk management, technology, and legal developments. Selected feature articles from current and archived issues of the magazine are available free online.

What Is A PEO?
http://www.napeo.org/
Introductory section provides an overview of the industry, with content subsection categories including a description of co-employment arrangements, industry statistics and related information, and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions such as what is a PEO, who uses them and why, and what is the difference between a PEO and an employee leasing or temporary staffing services firm.

40-Step Start-Up Checklist
https://www.napeo.org/
Start-up checklist addresses topics such identifying and analyzing service offerings, preparing client service agreements, building a staff, and managing internal operations, and includes links to industry resources and over 200 feature articles from the "PEO Insider" magazine archives that provide expert insights and perspective on operations, human resources, risk management, legal issues, and more.

Financial Ratio & Operating Statistics Survey Report
http://www.napeo.org/
Annual operating statistics survey provides comparative benchmarking data for PEO operations based on responses to over 60 multiple choice questions, with topics covered in the report including company size, sales, client service, human resources, payroll and benefits, and technology. Survey results are broken out by number of worksite employees, with five years of data provided for trending purposes.

NAPEO White Papers - An Economic Analysis: The PEO Industry Footprint
http://www.napeo.org/
Economic analysis report provides a statistical overview of the PEO industry, with data provided from a variety of sources including total size in gross revenues, total number of worksite employees, number
of client businesses and organizations, total number of internal employees, number of PEOs and total worksite wages by state, and estimated percentage of PEO firms that are female or minority owned.


Freedonia Group
Employment Services: United States
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes the employment services sector, with information provided in the report including historical trends and forecasts for employment service revenues and number of employment services workers by type of provider (temporary help service, professional employer organization, and employment placement agency) and occupational employment sector.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Professional Employer Organizations
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "561330"

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

NAPEO
Financial Ratio & Operating Statistics Survey Report
http://www.napeo.org/

Annual financial ratio survey provides financial and operating performance benchmarks for PEOs, with measures covered in the survey including gross margin, operating expenses, net profitability, liquidity, and debt coverage. Survey results are broken out in multiple company size categories based on the number of worksite employees, with ten years of historical data provided for trend analysis purposes.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys

NAPEO
Financial Ratio & Operating Statistics Survey Report
http://www.napeo.org/

Annual operating statistics survey provides comparative benchmarking data for PEO operations, with personnel-related data including payroll, health care benefits, workers' compensation, pension plans, and Sec. 125 plans. Survey results are broken out in multiple company size categories  based on the number of worksite employees, with five years of historical data provided for trend analysis purposes.


PayScale, Inc.
Professional Employer Organization
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this employment service sector such as HR manager, HR generalist, payroll coordinator, payroll specialist, benefits manager, and benefits specialist, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including ADP TotalSource, CoAdvantage, Insperity, Inc., Nextep, Inc., and TriNet Group, Inc.


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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/  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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