CO Trailer Dealer, 5.45MM Rev, 579K Adj Earnings, $1.9MM Assets
The owner lowered the price to $1.8MM for the business or $5MM for both the business and the land. The trailing 12 months through September saw revenues increase by 13% over last year with a 23% increase on the bottom line. They finished 2014 with 7% higher revenues than 2013 and increased the bottom line also. The owner is absentee and believes that a new owner would make a big difference. There is a big increase in equity potential for this business because the owner believes that it should be doing over $10MM in revenue.
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Denver’s Largest Trailer Dealer and Rental Store(Not RV’s)
The latest 12 months through September was 13% higher than 2014’s resulting in the trailing 12 month adjusted EBITDA being $579K on $5.45MM in revenues. 2014's adjusted earnings were 453,286 on 4,827,716 in revenues which was 7% revenue growth over 2013. The owner is mostly absentee working less than five hours a week. He says there are many ways for a new owner to grow this business.
The buyer gets $1.9M in current value assets. This is made up of $1.15M of new and used trailer inventory, $191K in parts and merchandise, along with another $495K in equipment including trucks, ATV's, tools, machinery, forklifts, office equipment, software, containers which serve as yard storage, and additional equipment/inventory that was recently purchased that they have not had time to add to their software system. Please click on the NDA link below to see the video walk through of the assets of this business. Please click on the NDA link above to get sent the sales package with the video walk through of the assets of this business.
They are internet and reputation driven with a long-standing, diversified, and partially recurring customer base. They add hundreds of new customers every year!
Seller's Quote: "I have always been a home builder and started this business to keep busy when the housing market went out of favor and now that the housing market is active again, I am needed more than ever at my construction company. I have never been full time at the trailer business and have spent zero to five hours a week there over the last two years as housing was recovering. I can't pay the attention to the trailer business that it deserves and have fallen behind on advertising, categorizing the parts and equipment, being present for loyal customers, managing the employees, and by taking advantage of growth opportunities. My real interest has always been racing cars and building things."
This is a "Fun" business to own that is growing nicely and the owner has identified several ways to add significant growth including adding a location, better organizing the yard and equipment, and by being more hands on in general which would help the business in many ways.
South Denver, CO
The seller is asking for 1.8M for the business and am willing to carry $350K of that. He would prefer a stock sale for tax reasons and will be keeping his cash, AR, and AP which are not large balances and transferring the business debt free except for the $720K in floor planed inventory that the new buyer will have to pay off or take over.
Brief Overview and Deal Points:
The buyer will step into a solid pipeline of recurring revenue which is a direct result of our great locations and operating model. "2015 should be a great year with all of the hard work of positioning the company both on the internet and in their region is now done at great expense", the owner states. In short, the seller is optimistic on the short and long-term prospects of the business.
They have a great reputation and the seller will agree to full Reps and Warranties to a solid legal and business standing. They have a great record for safety (OSHA) and no legal battles and have a low MOD rate to prove this.
This business has grown from virtually nothing to 5.35MM in revenue over the last five years and has seen its growth rate accelerate in 2015.
The owner is happy to sign a non-compete. He is willing to transition the business and wants the buyer to know that there are many qualified people that can help the new owner long after the transition also whom are loyal to the business. In fact, the business will not change on bit the day after the closing. He will be available for longer in an advisory position if the new owner wants him to.
They are the largest trailer dealer with the largest service and parts department on the front range of Colorado. They also rental trailers which allows them to purchase inventory and equipment at the best prices. This helps them to buy the equipment at the lowest prices available anywhere.
He has been through four managers in the last two years and finally found one who knows the business, can manage the employees, and is honest. He promoted him in June 2014 and is confident in his ability to manage the business. The new manager has already made changes including letting a couple of employees go and bringing in an another experienced mechanic. The owner is so excited about this that he almost took this off the market. The business has grown over 20% on the bottom line since the new manager took over. He is confident that everything is now in place for a new owner to come in and take this business to the next level.
They have great mechanics whom are capable of all of the maintenance and customization needs of their trailers. Custom work helps them to generate additional high margin revenue but the main benefit is the loyalty and gratitude of the customers who keep coming back and sending other new customers. He has just finished reworking the sales department also per the new managers suggestions.
The business will transfer debt free with the exception of the $720K in floor plan financing that a buyer will have to qualify for and assume at the closing. They are, for the most part, a cash/credit card business. They do have some charge accounts, but they have less than a 1% default rate. Theft of their equipment has been non-existent since they installed a sophisticated security system with multiple cameras.
The business has 19 trustworthy, competent, and reliable employees who love their jobs and will all stay after the transition. The manager is capable of running the business on his own but not growing it significantly. The business really could use a passionate owner to help with the sales or the management of the sales team.
The location was purchased by him in 2009. The land is located on one of Colorado's busiest roads which is 6 lanes across with high visibility. It is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the country. The facility is 7,000 Square feet with 2500 sq. feet of showroom on 3 acres of property. The property is fenced, well lit, and they still have room for growth. He will lease the property for $16,000 a month + NNN which is well below the market rate because of the appraised value which is 3.3MM. The land and business can be bought together for $5MM total also.
Growth and Expansion: "The company could grow faster by adding an additional location or by adding an outside salesperson and/or a sales manager/salesperson. The model that I have created can be replicated profitably. I know how to penetrate any market using my model which could be expanded nationwide. Trailers have always been popular in Colorado and I came in and took this business from almost nothing to $5.35MM in less than 5 years. In addition, we are seeing rental rates increasing and the demand for customization increasing as the economy is gaining momentum. This will allow a new owner to increase rates which I have not done."
Plus, Colorado is the best State in the country to own a business. Colorado is THE "#1" fastest growing and strongest economies in the United States, per Money.MSN.com and Business Insider. This article ranks all 50 states by eight economic measures including GDP growth, housing prices, job creation and exports.
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Jeff Chapman Eisnaugle
Company Broker Group, LLC.
999 18th St Ste 3000
Denver, CO 80216
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