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Parking Lots and Garages

SIC 7521 | NAICS 812930

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Parking Today Media
PT Magazine

Monthly trade publication features news and information for parking professionals, with topics covered in various issues of this magazine including facilities management, revenue and access control systems, market analysis, safety and security, and emerging technologies. Articles from current and past issues of this publication are available for viewing online, with free subscription available to qualified parties.

Parking Lots and Garages

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

The Parking Professional

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for industry professionals, with topics covered in various issues of this publication including management best practices, design and construction, facility maintenance, safety and security, environmental matters, new technology, product and service reviews, and more. Current and archived issues of the magazine are available to members and subscribers only.

Publications available from this trade association include:

Parking Magazine
Monthly trade association publication features articles covering a wide range of topics including industry trends, management practices, new developments in products and services, government and regulatory issues, case studies, and more. Table of contents from current and archived issues of the magazine are available free online, with individual issues available for purchase by nonmembers and nonsubscribers.

Parking In Perspective
Market research study provides a comprehensive analysis of the size and scope of the U.S. market based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, and other industry sources, with topics covered in the study including overall market size, number of facilities, geographic distribution of facilities, top five states, employment statistics for public and private sectors, and hourly and annual wage data.

Parking Demand Report
Comprehensive research study analyzes the economic and demographic factors which affect demand for the overall market and by specific sector (e.g., college/university, hospital/medical center, municipal, and private sectors), with factors analyzed in the study including population growth, employment levels, Baby Boomers, higher education enrollment, public sector issues, pricing trends, and government regulations.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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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.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment 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 service sector. Print edition includes five years of historical data, with the most recent year's data broken down by sales and assets size range. Online reports also include a cash flow analysis and offer the option for additional breakdowns by region. Sample report can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Compensation and Benefits Report

Compensation and benefits survey provides salary, wages, total compensation, and benefits data for more than 20 job positions in this industry, with survey data broken out by type of operation (hospital, university, municipal, airport, etc.), geographic region, community setting, and organization size in terms of annual revenue, number of vehicle spaces, and total employment. Table of contents can be viewed free online.

Annual Review of Parking Rates in North America
Annual study provides in-depth analysis of industry trends, parking rates, and hourly wages by sector (e.g., hospital, hotel, airport, college/university, central business district, and municipal) for geographic locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, with compensation data provided in the study including average hourly starting wages for managers, maintenance workers, valets, attendants, cashiers, and clerical personnel.

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