BizBuySell Insight Reports

Sellers Cashing Out: Sold Small Business Revenues, Cash Flow Reach Record Highs In Early 2016 While Number Of Business For-Sale Listings Hit Seven-Year Peak

BizBuySell's First Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows highest number of small businesses listed for sale since 2009, service and retail industries driving improving financial performance of sold businesses.

San Francisco, CA - BizBuySell.com, the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that the median revenue and median cash flow of sold small businesses in the first quarter of 2016 reached their highest levels since BizBuySell first started tracking data in 2007. This is notable as the increased financials are resulting in higher sale prices for small businesses. The full results are included in BizBuySell's Q1 2016 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide.

A total of 1,840 closed transactions were reported in the first quarter of 2016, a slight increase from the 1,830 transactions in the first quarter of 2015, however the businesses that sold this quarter appear to be much healthier. Businesses sold in the first quarter of 2016 grossed a median revenue of $478,000 compared to $442,000 last year, and a median cash flow of $110,000 compared to $104,000. These figures represent the highest median revenue and median cash flow of sold businesses on record at BizBuySell.

2016 Q1 Closed Small Business Transactions

2016 Q1 Key Financials of Sold Small Businesses

The improving financials are allowing sellers to ask for and receive more during the sales process. The median small business asking price grew 11 percent in the past year to $249,500, while the median sale price increased 10 percent year-over-year from $200,000 to $220,000. That marks a healthy average sale to asking price ratio of 90 percent. The increase in sale price is a great sign for sellers as it suggests the market may be shifting in their favor.

2016 Q1 Small Business Sale Price vs Asking Price

Supply of Small Business Listings Reaches Seven Year High

As business financials strengthen and sale prices grow accordingly, it appears more owners are deciding now is a good time to sell. The number of businesses listed for-sale grew more than 6.4 percent from the same time last year. The Q1 2016 listings total marks the highest number of businesses listed for sale on BizBuySell since the first quarter of 2009, after which both listings and sales dropped significantly in response to the economic downturn. The uptick in small business listings this quarter is likely due to a number of factors, including growing small business financial performance and resulting sales prices, as well as the increasing number of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age.

Similar to those sold in Q1, listed businesses appear to be financially healthy. The median revenue of listed businesses in Q1 increased 4 percent from this time last year to $468,000, while the median cash flow rose 3.8 percent to $106,736. Despite improving financials, however, the median asking price remained the same, suggesting there is still a good value opportunity for potential buyers.

"While we've seen the number of small business transactions stabilize in the past few quarters, it's good to see the financial performance of small businesses continue to improve early in 2016," Bob House, Group GM of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, said. "The growth in listing supply shows that small business owners are feeling more confident in the market. As business financials strengthen, and sellers continue to receive strong returns, we expect to see an active, balanced market in the upcoming quarters."

Service and Retail Financials Climb, While Restaurants See A Decline

Both the service and retail industries appear to be keeping pace with the improving health of small businesses around the country. The median revenue of businesses sold in the service industry jumped from $322,686 in Q1 2015 to $375,720 in Q1 2016. The median cash flow also increased from $104,000 to $114,370 during that same period. Those increased financials allowed sellers to both ask for and receive more for their service businesses. The median asking price grew 19 percent to $260,000, while the median sale price jumped from $190,800 in the first quarter of 2015 to $226,000 in the same period of 2016.

Similarly, the financials of sold retail businesses continued on a positive trend. The median revenue of retail businesses rose from $537,500 in Q1 of 2015 to $551,052 in Q1 of 2016 and the median cash flow of sold retail businesses increased from $99,355 to $103,227. However, the median sale price only experienced a slight bump from $197,250 to $199,000.

The restaurant industry, on the other hand, experienced a slight decline in performance this quarter. The median revenue of sold restaurants decreased from $475,225 in the first quarter of 2015 to $432,000 in the first quarter of 2016, and the median cash flow also slipped in that time from $95,500 to $80,500. At the same time, the median asking price slid 10 percent to $159,000 and the median sale price decreased from $149,500 to $148,000. While this dip in financial performance shouldn't be seen as a seismic threat, it may hint at how increased labor, healthcare and operating costs are affecting the industry. This industry in particular is keeping a very close eye on changing local and national regulations impacting minimum wage rates and health insurance requirements.

"Overall this quarter's data confirms that small business listings, transactions and financials are all continuing on a positive trend to start the year," said House. "Historically the second quarter of the year has been one of our most active so we expect transactions to continue at a high pace as more buyers step up to take on the growing supply of financially strong listings. In short, all the fundamentals point to a continued strong spring and summer in the business-for-sale market"

APPENDIX: Additional Statistics from Small Business Listings and Transactions Reported to BizBuySell

2016 Q1 Small Business Sale Price Multiples

2016 Q1 Small Business Sales by Sector

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The BizBuySell Insight Report is a nationally-recognized economic indicator that tracks the health of the U.S. small business economy. Each quarter, BizBuySell analyzes sales and listing prices of small businesses across the United States based on approximately businesses for sale and those recently sold. The BizBuySell Insight Reports focus on over 70 major U.S. markets and publish local, regional, state and national data for trending and analysis.

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Small Business Listing Metrics by Geography for First Quarter, 2016

Key metrics from businesses listed for sale on BizBuySell.com by market for Q1 2016

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
Q1 2016
 
Source:
BizBuySell.com
Market # of Businesses Listed Median Asking Price Median Revenue Asking Price to Revenue (average) Median Cash Flow Asking Price to Cash Flow (average)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY128$267,500 $492,500 0.78$136,189 2.80
Albuquerque, NM51$285,000 $758,904 0.58$124,800 3.07
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA618$269,500 $487,000 0.92$101,366 3.65
Austin-Round Rock, TX203$325,000 $464,017 0.86$120,121 3.29
Baltimore-Towson, MD229$279,000 $500,000 0.70$125,000 2.81
Birmingham-Hoover, AL60$282,500 $400,317 0.84$98,506 3.24
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH576$205,750 $450,539 0.65$109,250 2.47
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT173$199,000 $472,800 0.54$111,465 2.29
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY36$229,500 $408,747 0.72$92,601 3.53
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC211$349,000 $526,008 0.89$113,369 3.49
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI755$279,000 $456,000 0.94$124,755 3.09
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN138$275,000 $549,359 0.77$113,002 3.40
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH115$275,000 $537,000 0.69$127,285 2.61
Columbus, OH141$201,999 $600,000 0.64$110,190 2.69
Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA203$250,000 $554,500 0.65$120,000 2.77
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX1075$259,000 $431,000 0.99$108,000 3.59
Dayton, OH67$225,000 $480,000 0.77$92,055 3.06
Denver-Aurora, CO447$339,900 $587,861 0.75$125,590 3.17
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI157$200,000 $341,500 0.80$78,000 3.14
Durham, NC23$200,000 $315,000 1.26$81,792 4.39
Fresno, CA11$295,000 $530,000 0.52$136,545 3.32
Greensboro-High Point, NC57$250,000 $420,000 0.71$94,000 3.28
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT164$175,000 $400,000 0.66$82,630 2.54
Honolulu, HI20$250,000 $400,000 0.70$132,500 3.70
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX578$269,500 $481,475 0.81$110,000 3.24
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN96$250,000 $463,000 0.76$101,046 2.76
Jacksonville, FL369$195,500 $402,200 0.71$95,054 2.71
Kansas City, MO-KS156$350,000 $548,790 0.85$120,000 3.15
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV390$190,000 $373,700 0.75$100,000 2.44
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA2250$230,000 $420,000 0.80$103,014 2.87
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN95$290,000 $375,000 1.08$100,000 3.92
Memphis, TN-MS-AR72$212,500 $401,765 0.66$88,500 2.66
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL1694$250,000 $418,750 0.83$110,000 2.94
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI81$320,000 $702,995 0.79$113,000 3.30
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI407$275,000 $503,049 0.75$100,000 3.23
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN274$199,000 $408,799 0.73$90,196 2.82
New Haven-Milford, CT142$209,500 $455,000 0.63$100,769 2.87
New Jersey1987$255,000 $454,000 0.79$109,235 2.98
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA149$200,000 $307,447 1.07$72,800 3.78
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA5680$279,000 $550,000 0.67$125,000 2.67
Oklahoma City, OK121$235,000 $510,000 0.68$102,866 3.46
Orange County, CA622$200,000 $386,347 0.72$96,000 2.71
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL706$189,000 $378,848 0.73$96,094 2.75
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD940$280,000 $471,252 0.82$112,890 3.04
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ1302$175,000 $350,000 0.69$80,000 2.64
Pittsburgh, PA79$285,000 $439,873 0.80$90,000 3.20
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA187$250,000 $450,000 0.79$106,250 2.89
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA137$265,000 $570,000 0.72$103,000 3.17
Raleigh-Cary, NC138$272,500 $474,500 0.78$104,730 3.16
Richmond, VA213$160,000 $360,000 0.67$80,000 2.69
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA415$225,000 $428,000 0.68$100,000 2.69
Rochester, NY114$189,450 $325,758 0.83$74,410 3.40
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA211$297,000 $562,000 0.74$120,000 2.85
Salt Lake City, UT146$225,000 $481,500 0.78$107,745 3.03
San Antonio, TX153$329,000 $557,000 0.87$112,872 3.39
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA393$175,000 $392,495 0.68$90,000 2.53
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA402$279,000 $511,093 0.85$119,339 3.01
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA145$259,000 $559,677 0.79$114,000 2.87
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA259$275,000 $490,000 0.78$117,652 3.27
St. Louis, MO-IL279$299,000 $496,711 0.82$95,226 3.69
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL868$195,000 $373,378 0.81$97,674 2.74
Tucson, AZ97$160,000 $411,818 0.63$78,059 2.83
Tulsa, OK67$335,000 $459,740 0.85$106,000 3.52
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC163$180,000 $381,000 0.63$75,000 3.05
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV680$259,000 $512,037 0.66$114,000 2.73
Wichita, KS24$337,500 $375,000 0.88$118,447 3.33
Winston-Salem, NC18$344,500 $513,523 1.30$107,000 3.76

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during the first quarter of 2016

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Closed Small Business Transaction Metrics by Geographic Market for the Full-Year 2015

Key metrics from transactions reported on BizBuySell.com by market during 2015

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
2015
 
Source:
BizBuySell.com
Market # of Reported Sales Median Sale Price Median Asking Price Sales to Asking Price (average) Median Revenue Revenue Multiple (average) Median Cash Flow Cash Flow Multiple (average)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY11$336,000$336,0000.91$607,5810.80$164,1652.73
Albuquerque, NM8$135,000$179,0000.85$328,3350.63$87,4991.73
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA224$170,000$194,9000.86$362,4270.66$94,0002.25
Austin-Round Rock, TX65$250,000$257,0000.93$409,9380.73$112,1172.14
Baltimore-Towson, MD92$390,000$409,9980.92$825,0000.63$167,0412.39
Birmingham-Hoover, AL22$215,000$230,0000.87$734,0000.41$105,2942.19
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH219$171,840$180,0000.92$468,0000.62$105,0001.98
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT35$206,000$230,0000.84$420,7000.46$126,5001.82
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY10$273,600$273,6000.98$720,0000.80$125,2323.14
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC49$349,000$349,0000.95$700,0000.54$159,5882.44
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI194$215,000$257,5000.85$490,0000.55$106,5442.27
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN16$177,500$195,0000.85$414,2930.48$92,0002.69
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH27$249,000$265,0000.89$547,0480.49$103,0002.42
Columbus, OH37$120,000$153,0000.86$316,4010.43$90,0001.75
Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA59$269,000$295,0000.94$463,9190.72$110,0002.17
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX227$175,000$199,5000.91$471,4670.61$97,7632.36
Dayton, OH12$259,000$259,0001.01$305,0000.63$80,0003.09
Denver-Aurora, CO117$256,000$307,4500.92$590,0000.52$120,2052.32
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI86$130,000$159,0000.88$320,0890.64$79,8212.49
Durham, NC8$271,250$335,0000.80$738,5120.36$116,9452.30
Fresno, CA7$110,000$110,0001.00$66,8001.78$59,0002.23
Greensboro-High Point, NC4$399,000$399,0000.99$697,3861.04$113,9343.26
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT37$180,000$199,0000.85$540,0000.42$101,8001.91
Honolulu, HI5$450,000$900,0000.50$1,500,0000.30$300,0001.50
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX135$195,000$215,0000.92$363,0000.58$99,4812.13
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN24$225,000$238,0000.90$400,0000.51$101,0001.83
Jacksonville, FL52$141,891$150,0000.87$400,0000.58$79,2201.98
Kansas City, MO-KS31$341,250$372,5000.91$614,6050.70$160,2582.58
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV61$110,000$125,0000.85$263,5930.54$74,0001.96
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA461$185,000$200,0000.89$421,0000.62$96,0942.20
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN27$199,000$249,0000.87$360,0000.59$104,0002.39
Memphis, TN-MS-AR23$350,000$395,0000.89$800,0000.62$165,0002.59
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL460$165,000$194,5000.89$347,7350.57$88,9062.03
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI17$625,500$695,0000.85$600,0000.77$174,9912.91
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI58$250,000$299,0000.90$539,0000.64$103,9592.70
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN99$200,000$225,0000.88$550,0000.48$100,0002.14
New Haven-Milford, CT21$370,000$450,0000.85$744,3880.54$187,0002.18
New Jersey169$270,000$299,0000.91$475,0000.76$126,7182.55
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA9$390,000$390,0000.93$690,7680.80$115,4603.67
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA398$280,000$300,0000.89$600,0000.67$144,0002.29
Oklahoma City, OK19$230,000$350,0000.86$881,6080.47$137,9842.29
Orange County, CA177$187,500$199,9950.90$397,0000.58$90,0002.25
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL183$125,000$135,0000.90$273,2640.56$79,6141.93
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD138$250,000$275,0000.91$534,0000.68$140,0002.36
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ227$125,000$150,0000.91$336,6870.56$80,0001.96
Pittsburgh, PA25$400,000$452,0000.89$800,0000.49$170,0002.26
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA75$195,000$227,0000.90$487,1510.51$98,5002.45
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA30$160,000$225,0000.92$449,0000.55$98,0002.53
Raleigh-Cary, NC47$340,000$425,0000.91$625,0000.66$157,2792.52
Richmond, VA37$145,000$170,0000.86$767,0000.54$85,0002.09
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA95$268,995$299,0000.90$695,0220.51$125,1682.38
Rochester, NY15$200,000$250,0000.82$910,0000.33$175,0001.58
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA50$140,000$150,0000.94$240,0000.73$70,0002.53
Salt Lake City, UT49$425,000$435,0000.89$634,5390.70$154,7462.59
San Antonio, TX25$216,000$239,0000.89$535,6360.65$128,6162.22
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA128$150,000$185,0000.89$342,0360.64$84,6122.09
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA106$123,750$160,0000.91$249,5000.83$85,8562.17
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA57$185,000$225,0000.91$489,6950.59$121,9381.90
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA83$252,500$275,0000.92$555,0000.66$140,3002.41
St. Louis, MO-IL28$190,000$227,5000.90$655,8140.52$84,4442.78
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL251$130,000$149,0000.93$296,4000.59$81,3201.95
Tucson, AZ22$180,000$199,0000.92$397,5530.57$71,0602.40
Tulsa, OK5$262,500$280,0000.92$460,5300.45$95,6762.93
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC29$185,000$198,0000.84$432,3550.57$74,6702.33
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV151$235,000$279,0000.86$600,0000.54$120,0002.16
Wichita, KS3$140,000$155,0000.93$209,7001.05$40,0003.13
Winston-Salem, NC3$129,000$140,0000.92$1,270,0000.10$140,0000.92

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during 2015

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Closed Small Business Transaction Metrics by Sector for the Full-Year 2015

Key metrics from transactions reported on BizBuySell.com by sector during 2015

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
2015
 
Source:
BizBuySell.com
Sector Sub-Sector Number of Reported Sales Median Sales Price Median Asking Price Sales to Asking Price (average) Median Revenue Revenue Multiple (average) Median Cash Flow Cash Flow Multiple (average)
Agriculture Agriculture 4 $1,257,198 $1,189,500 1.18 $2,000,068 0.57 $298,153 3.91
Communications Communications 4 $625,000 $625,000 0.77 $2,224,000 0.29 $204,128 2.45
Construction Construction-Building 20 $275,000 $299,000 0.88 $1,200,000 0.34 $178,000 1.80
Construction-Heavy 5 $1,700,000 $2,500,000 0.93 $5,740,000 0.50 $560,000 3.14
Construction-Special Trades 105 $500,000 $537,000 0.90 $1,170,598 0.52 $240,207 2.21
Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary Svcs Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary Svcs 12 $1,899,000 $2,000,000 0.90 $1,153,483 0.70 $358,000 3.33
Internet Business Services (B2B) 70 $364,398 $395,000 0.90 $401,897 1.02 $157,430 2.54
Consumer Services (B2C) 76 $154,000 $175,000 0.87 $258,782 0.82 $97,443 1.96
Domain Name/Basic Site 3 $982,500 $1,025,250 0.85 $2,115,008 0.38 $264,663 2.64
General Internet 77 $137,500 $142,000 1.01 $120,022 1.53 $68,521 2.60
Software 10 $600,000 $650,000 0.98 $707,000 1.07 $215,316 3.72
Web Design/Tech Services 4 $342,500 $357,500 0.96 $245,975 1.42 $139,455 2.56
Manufacturing Apparel & finished fabrics 11 $150,000 $150,000 0.91 $252,285 0.65 $95,000 2.57
Chemicals & Allied Products 4 $555,000 $600,000 0.82 $762,968 0.64 $136,166 3.27
Electronic & Electrical Equip. 19 $800,000 $875,000 0.87 $1,034,965 0.71 $230,000 2.92
Fabricated Metal Products 71 $745,000 $795,000 0.90 $1,061,564 0.75 $280,150 2.82
Food and Kindred Products 24 $362,500 $392,500 0.88 $754,040 0.63 $111,214 3.34
Furniture and Fixtures 10 $502,500 $537,500 0.93 $748,389 0.51 $239,804 2.01
Industrial & Comm. Machinery 16 $694,800 $765,000 0.89 $966,030 0.81 $241,000 2.83
Lumber and Wood Products 13 $700,000 $750,000 0.83 $1,200,000 0.54 $186,795 2.71
Measuring & Analyzing Instr. 2 $985,000 $997,500 0.97 $654,500 1.34 $338,000 2.92
Miscellaneous 62 $450,000 $575,000 0.89 $1,034,819 0.68 $190,000 2.96
Paper & Allied Products 1 $999,998 $999,998 1.00 $1,881,203 0.53 $286,101 3.50
Primary Metal Industries 14 $470,500 $680,000 0.78 $707,581 0.75 $216,046 2.84
Printing, Publishing 55 $267,000 $347,000 0.84 $707,396 0.55 $150,605 2.24
Rubber and Plastic Products 9 $927,000 $1,200,000 0.86 $2,000,000 0.54 $250,000 3.84
Stone, Clay, Glass, Concrete 9 $450,000 $450,000 0.95 $850,000 0.69 $215,409 2.63
Tobacco Products 2 $4,615,000 $4,634,500 0.93 $4,427,418 0.99 $1,595,000 2.11
Transportation Equipment 3 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 0.88 $6,000,000 1.07 $1,133,000 3.90
Retail Apparel and Accessory Stores 88 $125,000 $156,500 0.88 $341,933 0.47 $93,407 1.89
Automotive Dealers 27 $355,000 $360,000 0.97 $947,223 0.46 $140,573 3.18
Bars/Taverns 279 $180,000 $220,000 0.88 $534,000 0.41 $105,692 2.12
Blding Mat., Hardware, Garden 29 $375,000 $425,000 0.90 $1,206,910 0.36 $220,025 2.38
Convenience Stores 282 $170,000 $187,000 0.89 $602,500 0.39 $100,000 2.32
Florists 41 $95,000 $110,000 0.91 $325,000 0.36 $64,023 1.81
Gasoline Service Stations 216 $320,000 $375,000 0.86 $800,000 0.60 $166,000 2.60
General Merchandise Stores 37 $125,000 $150,000 0.90 $345,000 0.41 $84,000 1.78
Home Furniture & Furnishings 38 $265,500 $287,500 0.93 $748,814 0.41 $150,582 2.02
Liquor Stores 289 $305,000 $350,000 0.92 $776,408 0.44 $131,000 2.56
Marine Dealers & Equipment 4 $230,000 $229,000 0.98 $472,971 0.62 $118,545 2.87
Miscellaneous Retail 202 $200,000 $225,000 0.88 $476,000 0.47 $94,000 2.27
Other Eating & Drinking Places 247 $112,000 $145,000 0.86 $315,000 0.45 $62,960 2.03
Other Food Stores 75 $144,000 $150,000 0.89 $373,000 0.49 $70,000 2.13
Pet Shops & Supplies 20 $147,500 $185,000 0.89 $450,000 0.37 $76,100 2.06
Restaurants 1590 $155,000 $180,000 0.89 $500,000 0.39 $92,000 2.01
Supermarkets 51 $399,000 $495,000 0.88 $1,700,000 0.28 $223,896 2.25
Vending Machines 93 $119,400 $130,000 0.95 $409,663 0.48 $64,493 2.02
Service Agents & Brokers 38 $205,000 $225,000 0.87 $242,796 0.99 $80,000 2.35
Amusement & Recreation 90 $280,000 $300,000 0.90 $420,000 0.83 $117,848 2.53
Auto Repair, Parts & Services 227 $214,800 $250,000 0.88 $576,634 0.65 $120,412 2.43
Beauty Salons, Barber Shops 239 $75,000 $89,900 0.88 $240,611 0.46 $55,000 1.72
Computer & Software Services 33 $362,500 $437,000 0.89 $635,958 0.71 $137,980 2.44
Drycleaning/Laundry Services 316 $175,000 $194,900 0.91 $180,000 0.99 $67,600 2.86
Educational Services 126 $240,000 $250,000 0.90 $477,036 0.70 $119,000 2.50
Engineering & Accounting Svcs 57 $240,005 $270,000 0.92 $280,000 1.02 $130,000 2.24
Finance, Banking, Loans, etc. 39 $135,000 $179,000 0.90 $520,000 0.94 $142,000 2.32
Freight, Moving/Delivery 138 $500,000 $519,000 0.92 $676,267 0.71 $174,642 2.76
Health, Medical & Dental 342 $274,900 $300,000 0.90 $499,184 0.66 $138,000 2.42
Hotels & Other Lodging Places 62 $799,950 $849,500 0.85 $658,899 1.49 $191,046 4.12
Landscaping & Yard Services 158 $148,250 $150,000 0.94 $244,536 0.65 $98,303 1.69
Legal Services 6 $180,000 $230,000 0.89 $694,801 0.51 $169,805 1.23
Marine Repair, Parts & Services 6 $193,500 $197,500 0.96 $425,630 0.51 $143,416 1.15
Membership Organizations 5 $199,000 $199,000 0.85 $270,000 0.63 $70,777 2.44
Miscellaneous Repair Services 53 $343,000 $397,000 0.91 $501,500 0.63 $150,140 2.27
Miscellaneous Services 258 $150,000 $169,500 0.92 $289,155 0.73 $90,628 2.03
Motion Pictures 2 $188,000 $188,000 1.00 $344,872 0.55 $94,249 1.99
Museums, Art Galleries, Zoos 3 $139,000 $139,000 1.00 $327,500 0.42 $86,216 1.61
Other Business Services 286 $272,400 $282,500 0.92 $406,688 0.67 $111,279 2.23
Other Personal Services 182 $74,100 $82,061 0.94 $115,902 0.73 $77,500 1.47
Other Travel & Transportation 12 $450,000 $575,000 0.83 $1,108,000 0.78 $194,000 2.82
Passenger Transportation 20 $225,000 $324,500 0.87 $332,685 0.93 $109,258 2.20
Pet Care & Grooming 54 $125,000 $150,000 0.90 $294,508 0.76 $86,818 2.34
Social Services 4 $205,000 $237,000 0.88 $319,704 0.92 $73,621 2.76
Storage & Warehousing 7 $255,000 $395,000 0.60 $540,000 0.48 $175,000 1.50
Travel Agencies 10 $217,500 $250,000 0.88 $423,214 0.66 $127,000 1.62
Wholesale Durable Goods 60 $615,500 $624,500 0.91 $1,240,000 0.65 $210,532 2.70
Nondurable Goods 71 $170,000 $181,000 0.94 $492,974 0.50 $87,179 2.30
Other Non-classifiable Establishments 3 $1,862,500 $2,062,500 0.95 $1,498,899 1.19 $706,551 2.46

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during 2015

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