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Auto Body Shops

SIC 7532 | NAICS 811121


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


Auto Body Shops  (view report)
Custom Paint Job Shops  (view report)

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


Automotive Service Association
"How's Your Business?" Survey
http://www.autoinc.org/survey
Annual survey covers independent collision and mechanical service and repair shops, with topics covered including company and owner characteristics, sales volume and trends, profitability trends, types of parts used, and primary sources for parts. Current and prior year survey results are available online.


Automotive Body, Paint, Interior & Glass Repair
http://www.firstresearch.com

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


BodyShop Business
Information resources available from this organization include:

Magazine
http://www....com/magazine-archive/
Monthly trade publication provides news and information for owners and managers of collision repair centers, with topics covered including management, marketing, insurer relations, operations, personnel, products, technical issues, and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available online.

Industry Profile
http://www....com/profile
Annual profile provides a statistical overview of the collision repair industry, with topics covered including market profile, shop operations, purchasing, personnel staffing and compensation, owner characteristics, multiple-location operations, and insurer-repairer relations. All information can be viewed free online.

State of the Industry Report
http://www....com/soi
Biennial report analyzes current business and market conditions and key trends and developments affecting collision centers, and includes a detailed state-by-state breakdown of key collision market statistics in aggregate and on a per shop basis. Current and prior reports can be downloaded and viewed online.


ACA
Digital Collision Repair Trends
http://www.autocare.org/market-intelligence/
Annual statistical study provides a detailed analysis of the size and scope of this sector of the automotive aftermarket, and includes information on collision center sales; independent, chain, and franchise operations; factors influencing trends for this sector; automobile insurance coverage; and direct repair programs (DRPs).

Quandec Corporation
CollisionWeek
http://www.collisionweek.com/
Subscription-based service's research reports include the quarterly "Business Conditions and Repairer Optimism - Quarterly", which is a survey of shop financial performance and owners' near-term outlook for business conditions, and annual "The Changing Profile of the Collision Repair Marketplace", which includes ranking and market share data for multiple-location companies with more than $20 million in annual sales.

SBDCNet
Paint & Body Shop
http://www.sbdcnet.org/
Small business market research report provides a summary overview of the auto body shop business, with topics covered including industry trends, customer demographics, workforce, leading companies, trade associations, and additional reference sources. Report can be viewed free online.

http://www.mitchell.com/thought-leadership/industry-trends-reports

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Auto Body Repair Shops
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "811121"

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


PPG MVP
MVP Benchmark Report
http://ppgmvp.com/Tools-Services/Benchmark-Analysis.aspx
Custom financial analysis report analyzes labor, parts, and materials rates, gross profit margin, operating expenses, net profit margin, production efficiency, and more, with comparative analysis measures based on benchmark data from over 6,000 collision repair centers. Sample report is available online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


BodyShop Business
Industry Profile
http://www....com/industry
"Personnel" section of this survey includes average salary data for various shop and office job positions, with technician salary data further segmented by DRP and non-DRP classifications, and also includes information on typical staffing levels and fringe benefits offered to employees. All information is available free online.

I-Car Education Foundation
Snapshot of the Collision Repair Industry
http://collisioneducationfoundation.org/
"Technician Income" section of this survey includes compensation and benefits data for body repair technicians, with compensation data broken out by shop size based on sales, job classification, level of training, and ASE certification. Executive summary and full study are available online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Automotive Body and Glass Repairers
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Auto Body Shops
https://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.








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