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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)
Windshield Repair Services  (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

AutoInc. Magazine
https://www.autoinc.org/
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for automotive service owners and managers, with special features including the annual "How's Your Business?" collision repair shop survey which provides information on sales, orders, and profits compared to prior year, average monthly estimates and orders, average order value, ticket item breakdown, and percent of sales from DRP agreements.



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


Babcox Media, Inc.
Information resources available from this organization include:

BodyShop Business Magazine
http://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/
Monthly publication features news and information for body shop owners and managers, with special features including the "Industry Profile" statistical snapshot report published in the May issue and the "State of the Industry" report sponsored by PPG Industries, Inc. and published every other year as a supplement. Digital editions of the magazine and its supplemental reports can be viewed free online.

Industry Profile
http://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/
Annual report provides a statistical overview of the collision repair industry, with topics covered in the report including shop owner demographics, business structure, market profile, body shop operations, insurer-repairer relations, personnel staffing and compensation, purchasing, equipment owned, scan tool use, and aluminum repair capability. Report is included in the May issue of BodyShop Business.

State of the Industry Report
http://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/
Biennial report sponsored by PPG Industries, Inc. analyzes current market conditions and key trends and developments affecting collision centers and includes a state-by-state breakdown of the collision market in aggregate and on a per shop basis (e.g., total crashes, damaged/repaired vehicles, dollars generated by repairs). Report is published every other year as a supplement to BodyShop Business.


Auto Care Association
Digital Collision Repair Trends
https://www.autocare.org/

Annual report provides insights into the trends and developments affecting the collision repair sector, with topics covered in the traffic overview section including annual miles driven, roadway congestion, and vehicle collisions, and in the collision repair section including overall market size, collision center profile, motor vehicle body work, direct repair programs, parts analysis, and state summary statistics.


Quandec Corporation
CollisionWeek
https://www.collisionweek.com/

Online subscription service provides news, information, and analysis for collision repair shop owners and managers, with reports including the quarterly business conditions survey which provides insight on sales, earnings, and employment trends for the most recent quarter compared to the same period in the prior year and anticipated trends for business conditions in general during the next six months.


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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 Analysis
https://ppgmvp.com/

Online benchmark analysis system lets users compare their collision center's financial and operating performance with other collision centers on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, with performance measures provided in the benchmark report including average collision center sales and labor, parts, material, sublet, and total gross profit percentages. Sample benchmark report is available free online.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


BodyShop Business Magazine
Industry Profile
http://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/

"Personnel" section of the profile provides information on compensation practices for shop personnel and median annual salary data for various shop and office job positions, with job positions covered in the report including office manager, senior estimator, mechanic, painter, metal technician, and entry- level painter/technician. Report is available online in the May issue of BodyShop Business Magazine.


I-Car Education Foundation
Snapshot Survey
https://collisioneducationfoundation.org/

"Technician Income" section of this triennial survey provides compensation and pay plan information for collision repair technicians, with compensation data broken out by shop size based on sales (e.g., all shops, under $300K, $300K to $1MM, $1MM to $2MM, $2MM to $4MM, over $4 MM) and level of training (e.g., without training, with some training, with I-Car training). Survey 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 valuation multiples for small businesses that provide body repair, customization, and restoration services, including full-body paintwork and partial repainting and refinishing, for passenger cars, trucks, buses, vans, sports utility vehicles, and trailers.








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