BizBuySell Insight Reports

Number of Small Business Transactions Hits Record Levels in First Half of 2017, Key Financials Continue Upward Trend

BizBuySell.com's Second Quarter 2017 Insight Report shows a hot and balanced market as key financials improve and more listings hit the market

San Francisco, CA - BizBuySell.com, the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today a record number of businesses changing hands in the second quarter of 2017. The full results are included in BizBuySell's Q2 2017 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide.

A total of 2,534 closed transactions were reported in the second quarter of 2017, a 31 percent increase from this time last year. This brings the year-to-date total to 4,902 closed transactions. If this pace holds up, 2017 will easily surpass 2016, when BizBuySell reported a then record 3,775 transactions in the first half of the year.

2017 Q2 Closed Small Business Transactions

Businesses sold in Q2 grossed a median revenue of $490,000, an 11 percent increase from $441,331 in the second quarter of 2016. Median cash flow also increased 10.5 percent year-over-year to $116,000 from $105,000. Both figures, however, mark a slight fall from Q1 2017 when median revenue and median cash flow hit record levels at $518,159 and $117,275, respectively. At the same time, the average multiple of cash flow increased 5.1 percent year-over-year to 2.34, while the average multiple of revenue remained steady at .62.

2017 Q2 Key Financials of Sold Small Businesses

2017 Q2 Small Business Sale Price Multiples

"Our recent conversations with brokers and previous research shows both buyers and sellers are confident in today's business-for-sale environment," said Bob House, president of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com. "This streak of record-number transactions confirms this sentiment and suggests many are capitalizing on today's hot market."

Higher Sales Prices and Fewer Days on Market Benefits Seller's Market

In addition to more transactions taking place, it appears the sellers of those businesses are also benefiting from today's market, which shows increasing sale prices and faster deals.

Improving financials continue to allow sellers to demand more for their businesses. The median sale price in the second quarter increased from $199,000 in Q2 2016 to $229,000. At the same time, the median asking price for closed deals increased 12.6 percent to $250,000. While the average sale to asking price ratio remained essentially flat at 0.92, this strong number indicates buyer and seller perceptions remain in line.

2017 Q2 Small Business Sale Price vs Asking Price

Despite higher asking prices, sales are closing at a faster pace. In the second quarter, the median days on market stood at 168, marking a 5.6 percent decline year-over-year from 178 days. Traditionally, the second and fourth quarters are the busiest sales seasons of the year. Since 2013, Q2 closed transactions on average have the second-lowest median days on market at 169 days while Q1 has the longest at 184 days.

2017 Q2 Average Days on Market Since 2013

These seller friendly conditions are happening despite an increase in competition. Total listings increased 13 percent from last year, continuing a multi-year trend since 2012. For owners thinking about exiting their business, the data suggests now is a good time to act. Owners that can show improving financials will find interested buyers and gain more leverage at the bargaining table.

Restaurants Experience Greatest Sales Spike; Sale Prices Rise Across the U.S.

Looking into specific industries, the restaurant sector experienced major growth in the second quarter. The number of closed restaurant transactions increased 34 percent year-over-year, and the median sale price jumped from $165,000 to $195,000. Improving financials likely contributed to higher sale prices. The median revenue of restaurants nationwide increased 7 percent year-over-year from $504,500 to $540,000, while cash flows increased 2 percent to $100,000.

2017 Q2 Small Business Sale Price vs Asking Price Retail Restaurant

Franchises are also increasingly seen as desirable acquisition targets. Established operating franchises for sale comprised 7 percent of active listings and 9 percent of closed deals in the second quarter of 2017. In addition, the median sale price of franchise businesses in the second quarter was $232,500, slightly higher than the median $229,000 for all transactions.

The average cash flow multiple for franchises was 2.44, compared to 2.34 for all transactions. Franchises also reported higher revenues compared to the median of all businesses, despite comparable sale prices (although this may be attributable to royalty fees paid to franchisors which affects profitability). For closed deals, median franchise revenue was $609,966 compared to $490,000 for all businesses. This data suggests that despite royalties, established franchises for sale offer additional revenue and marketing benefits, at sale prices comparable to non-franchises.

While sale prices rose across the U.S., they rose most dramatically in the Northeast, where the median sale price increased 31 percent to $292,500. The Northeast also saw the number of closed transactions jump sharply from 333 deals in Q2 2016 to 473 in Q2 2017. On the other hand, the Midwest saw the smallest bump in median sale price, rising just 2 percent to $245,000.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most expensive market in the U.S. to buy a business is the New York City metro area, with a median listed asking price of $295,000. This is followed in order by Philadelphia, Denver, Atlanta and Chicago.

2017 Q2 Top 5 Regions by Median Asking Price

2017 Outlook Remains Strong

As we move into the second half of 2017, all signs point to continued growth in the business-for-sale market. Newly-listed businesses boast growing median revenues and cash flows, suggesting there's still a strong supply of healthy businesses available for buyers. Interestingly, the median asking price of businesses listed for sale of $250,000 remains unchanged from Q2 2016, indicating sellers may be looking to close deals quickly while the market is hot.

Small business buyers and sellers should keep a close watch on regulations like health care and tax reform as well as global market conditions, and determine if these changes could affect their exit or acquisition strategies.

"The latest quarterly data indicates the business-for-sale market is in great shape," House said. "Barring unforeseen factors, we anticipate 2017 will set a new record for the number of businesses sold in a single year since we started reporting on this data in 2007."

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

2017 Q2 Small Business Sales By Sector

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2017 Q2 Median Days on Market

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2017 Q2 Price as Multiple of Cash Flow

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About the Insight Report

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 Second Quarter, 2017

Key metrics from businesses listed for sale on BizBuySell.com by market for Q2 2017

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
Q2 2017
 
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, NY 125 $275,000 $575,000 0.73 $125,000 2.70
Albuquerque, NM 66 $262,500 $513,237 0.60 $108,700 2.82
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 726 $260,000 $479,000 0.82 $110,602 3.20
Austin-Round Rock, TX 230 $255,000 $523,596 0.79 $119,000 3.00
Baltimore-Towson, MD 274 $247,000 $544,222 0.67 $120,000 2.66
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 80 $195,000 $432,000 0.69 $86,694 2.98
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 600 $249,500 $469,000 0.64 $115,000 2.65
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 156 $210,000 $500,000 0.63 $100,000 2.54
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 55 $350,000 $625,000 0.87 $150,000 3.44
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 258 $327,500 $549,558 0.75 $121,632 3.10
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 671 $260,000 $512,930 0.82 $105,000 3.06
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 121 $335,000 $698,802 0.72 $123,000 3.76
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 210 $212,500 $397,004 0.69 $87,500 2.70
Columbus, OH 201 $180,000 $499,188 0.68 $110,000 2.57
Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA 276 $265,500 $492,629 0.69 $115,458 2.81
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1173 $250,000 $460,000 0.92 $109,885 3.35
Dayton, OH 65 $300,000 $549,000 0.80 $102,440 3.27
Denver-Aurora, CO 518 $265,000 $500,000 0.74 $106,527 3.10
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 252 $237,000 $420,000 0.71 $97,942 2.87
Durham, NC 37 $225,000 $495,000 0.61 $90,000 3.24
Fresno, CA 36 $237,000 $647,090 0.69 $134,912 2.52
Greensboro-High Point, NC 62 $237,250 $401,290 0.71 $72,500 3.01
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 149 $199,000 $530,951 0.62 $99,000 2.74
Honolulu, HI 15 $199,500 $275,000 0.72 $94,441 3.36
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 604 $225,000 $439,837 0.82 $100,000 3.19
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 131 $259,000 $600,000 0.69 $115,000 2.74
Jacksonville, FL 388 $200,000 $402,204 0.68 $95,527 2.72
Kansas City, MO-KS 150 $334,500 $572,000 0.91 $127,246 3.23
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 366 $170,000 $327,743 0.72 $89,500 2.48
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2393 $216,379 $420,000 0.91 $100,000 2.91
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 105 $275,000 $437,074 0.94 $103,672 3.75
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 87 $375,000 $648,082 0.72 $140,000 3.04
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 1830 $250,000 $422,906 0.79 $106,640 2.94
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 94 $397,500 $691,815 0.72 $151,412 3.23
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 $342,250 $603,064 0.79 $123,000 3.36
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN 221 $249,000 $458,952 0.72 $101,111 2.76
New Haven-Milford, CT 155 $290,000 $519,826 0.63 $105,780 3.03
New Jersey 2027 $259,000 $458,860 0.78 $110,100 3.00
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 94 $237,000 $427,152 0.85 $80,677 3.67
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 6147 $295,000 $590,000 0.69 $133,793 2.76
Oklahoma City, OK 94 $257,500 $455,000 0.82 $119,334 2.90
Orange County, CA 671 $200,000 $391,000 0.68 $96,000 2.64
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 776 $199,000 $386,509 0.74 $100,000 2.66
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 840 $292,500 $490,850 0.81 $113,000 3.10
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1374 $200,000 $383,943 0.71 $95,500 2.62
Pittsburgh, PA 125 $265,000 $479,000 0.80 $107,274 2.98
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 192 $249,500 $415,283 0.73 $110,000 2.90
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 156 $260,000 $600,000 0.58 $115,183 2.86
Raleigh-Cary, NC 157 $295,000 $486,750 0.73 $110,000 2.87
Richmond, VA 195 $179,000 $420,000 0.59 $90,000 2.65
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 490 $200,000 $480,000 0.71 $100,055 2.95
Rochester, NY 99 $210,000 $425,000 0.77 $80,577 3.19
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 233 $299,000 $584,184 0.69 $126,000 2.79
Salt Lake City, UT 154 $310,000 $464,218 0.90 $120,408 3.25
San Antonio, TX 170 $198,500 $367,226 0.67 $79,000 2.80
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 399 $180,000 $390,000 0.62 $96,625 2.41
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 498 $253,700 $479,653 0.84 $120,000 2.83
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 179 $260,000 $455,428 0.69 $106,014 2.98
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 309 $290,000 $550,000 0.68 $113,683 3.02
St. Louis, MO-IL 218 $295,000 $577,642 0.80 $106,175 3.67
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1002 $235,000 $420,000 0.84 $101,381 2.80
Tucson, AZ 107 $225,000 $463,000 0.67 $120,000 2.75
Tulsa, OK 67 $225,000 $469,839 0.89 $97,514 3.48
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 189 $175,000 $360,000 0.68 $80,000 3.10
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 797 $250,000 $500,000 0.69 $120,000 2.79
Wichita, KS 28 $480,000 $646,196 0.84 $148,544 4.66
Winston-Salem, NC 26 $164,000 $340,944 0.85 $69,823 2.93

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during Q2 2017

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Closed Small Business Transaction Metrics by Geographic Market for the Full-Year 2016

Key metrics from transactions reported on BizBuySell.com by market during 2016

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
2016
 
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, NY 9 $400,000 $425,000 0.91 $680,000 0.57 $248,000 2.76
Albuquerque, NM 9 $195,000 $195,000 0.98 $1,000,000 0.25 $130,000 2.27
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 245 $250,000 $257,500 0.92 $510,207 0.58 $110,474 2.49
Austin-Round Rock, TX 65 $286,250 $312,500 0.93 $562,175 0.58 $129,737 2.35
Baltimore-Towson, MD 81 $367,500 $477,500 0.94 $837,500 0.70 $200,000 2.52
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 17 $274,500 $312,000 0.87 $493,986 0.73 $123,880 2.78
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 220 $167,500 $209,000 0.88 $485,000 0.52 $115,890 1.89
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 36 $170,000 $170,000 0.92 $513,000 0.51 $125,000 1.73
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 10 $368,000 $395,000 0.94 $409,518 0.96 $110,000 2.69
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 77 $478,800 $500,000 0.94 $700,000 0.66 $157,001 2.95
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 211 $230,000 $249,000 0.91 $464,000 0.59 $113,829 2.40
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 21 $235,000 $247,000 0.86 $533,359 0.48 $114,000 2.33
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 30 $435,000 $550,000 0.90 $768,000 0.66 $150,000 2.73
Columbus, OH 46 $121,288 $129,950 0.86 $346,931 0.42 $75,000 1.76
Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA 63 $250,000 $287,500 0.92 $667,139 0.50 $138,077 2.24
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 219 $210,000 $219,000 0.93 $465,636 0.62 $120,000 2.28
Dayton, OH 8 $310,000 $345,000 0.91 $425,000 0.67 $108,000 2.78
Denver-Aurora, CO 149 $370,000 $390,000 0.91 $983,454 0.61 $180,000 2.46
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 90 $125,000 $140,000 0.85 $417,327 0.37 $77,087 2.02
Durham, NC 18 $299,000 $299,000 0.92 $485,232 0.59 $83,303 3.06
Fresno, CA 7 $79,000 $79,000 0.99 $178,792 0.57 $63,000 1.40
Greensboro-High Point, NC 6 $397,500 $440,500 0.97 $442,700 0.72 $165,000 2.90
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 26 $129,850 $154,475 0.85 $450,000 0.57 $74,205 1.72
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 119 $200,000 $220,000 0.95 $400,000 0.64 $105,212 2.01
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 41 $162,500 $189,500 0.87 $327,515 0.72 $122,351 2.05
Jacksonville, FL 49 $190,000 $239,000 0.90 $432,000 0.64 $114,837 2.29
Kansas City, MO-KS 44 $250,000 $305,000 0.91 $574,480 0.54 $115,000 2.42
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 101 $140,000 $175,000 0.85 $350,000 0.48 $72,017 1.74
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 578 $180,000 $200,000 0.92 $440,000 0.58 $100,000 2.25
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 21 $120,000 $129,000 0.86 $305,448 0.55 $62,426 2.37
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 25 $232,500 $262,500 0.89 $727,500 0.51 $112,147 2.22
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 451 $175,000 $185,000 0.92 $373,187 0.56 $100,000 2.03
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 26 $300,000 $350,000 0.89 $978,617 0.65 $188,000 3.02
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 62 $200,000 $225,000 0.90 $330,000 0.76 $85,972 2.43
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN 88 $297,500 $300,000 0.92 $535,257 0.62 $110,000 2.53
New Haven-Milford, CT 20 $287,500 $300,000 0.91 $686,000 0.67 $126,498 2.50
New Jersey 234 $200,000 $225,000 0.90 $600,000 0.51 $123,380 2.01
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 10 $145,000 $184,500 0.94 $302,150 0.62 $85,000 2.30
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 548 $249,500 $289,500 0.91 $629,115 0.51 $127,175 2.11
Oklahoma City, OK 25 $175,000 $225,500 0.86 $486,768 0.45 $91,515 2.32
Orange County, CA 239 $175,000 $196,500 0.92 $381,352 0.53 $95,702 2.13
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 175 $127,500 $146,500 0.91 $345,994 0.59 $86,862 1.83
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 163 $227,500 $287,500 0.92 $535,721 0.60 $120,000 2.05
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 228 $170,000 $190,000 0.97 $400,000 0.56 $98,248 1.96
Pittsburgh, PA 30 $655,000 $660,000 0.97 $956,617 0.78 $214,255 2.93
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 78 $175,000 $200,000 0.95 $590,000 0.56 $95,000 2.55
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 45 $705,000 $790,000 0.92 $800,638 0.70 $139,250 3.36
Raleigh-Cary, NC 62 $275,000 $299,000 0.91 $585,564 0.62 $117,934 2.65
Richmond, VA 33 $130,000 $140,000 0.87 $360,000 0.45 $95,000 1.92
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 104 $225,000 $275,000 0.87 $516,000 0.51 $100,912 2.13
Rochester, NY 12 $100,500 $112,000 0.92 $264,976 0.35 $62,849 1.72
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 53 $218,500 $237,000 0.92 $425,325 0.69 $119,460 2.28
Salt Lake City, UT 52 $149,500 $160,000 0.90 $417,485 0.63 $107,000 2.11
San Antonio, TX 20 $150,000 $170,000 0.94 $257,000 0.61 $92,989 1.83
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 115 $225,000 $225,000 0.97 $424,712 0.63 $107,891 2.19
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 153 $195,000 $210,000 0.94 $416,000 0.74 $104,784 2.31
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 47 $342,000 $445,000 0.87 $750,000 0.57 $155,797 2.35
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 131 $309,000 $350,000 0.92 $587,998 0.53 $122,749 2.83
St. Louis, MO-IL 16 $272,000 $294,000 0.88 $664,713 0.49 $145,521 2.13
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 252 $140,000 $149,000 0.92 $341,371 0.59 $85,000 2.00
Tucson, AZ 23 $146,500 $150,000 0.90 $456,299 0.57 $91,242 2.19
Tulsa, OK 18 $162,500 $212,000 0.87 $822,337 0.58 $64,719 2.48
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 35 $170,000 $192,000 0.90 $432,936 0.55 $96,873 2.12
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 142 $250,000 $270,000 0.90 $500,000 0.59 $120,000 2.21
Wichita, KS 4 $119,500 $120,000 0.98 $375,000 0.42 $53,000 2.46
Winston-Salem, NC 7 $350,000 $389,000 0.87 $419,955 1.25 $111,000 3.56

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during 2016

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Closed Small Business Transaction Metrics by Sector for the Full-Year 2016

Key metrics from transactions reported on BizBuySell.com by sector during 2016

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
2016
 
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 11 $850,000 $900,000 0.93 $1,470,434 0.80 $327,000 2.72
Communications Communications 3 $1,200,000 $1,200,000 1.00 $625,000 1.92 $425,000 2.82
Communications Construction-Building 38 $375,000 $487,500 0.90 $1,137,663 0.41 $243,937 1.92
Communications Construction-Heavy 5 $3,000,000 $3,250,000 1.02 $3,733,057 0.79 $676,761 4.14
Construction Construction-Special Trades 157 $492,500 $534,500 0.92 $1,073,777 0.52 $239,982 2.23
Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary Svcs Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary Svcs 11 $1,120,000 $1,200,000 0.90 $1,437,113 0.77 $413,280 2.46
Internet Internet-Business Services (B2B) 60 $300,000 $280,000 1.00 $315,000 1.03 $147,000 2.38
Internet Internet-Consumer Services (B2C) 94 $275,000 $305,000 0.92 $425,000 0.78 $109,754 2.23
Internet Internet-Domain Name/Basic Site 8 $232,200 $234,700 0.95 $228,759 0.98 $135,219 1.47
Internet Internet-General Internet 65 $174,000 $174,000 0.98 $203,318 1.30 $72,182 2.71
Internet Internet-Software 13 $930,000 $925,000 0.87 $612,425 1.57 $300,000 3.17
Internet Internet-Web Design/Tech Services 13 $287,500 $292,000 0.83 $539,127 0.87 $108,489 2.08
Manufacturing Apparel & finished fabrics 20 $248,750 $283,250 0.87 $430,577 0.62 $107,008 2.36
Manufacturing Chemicals & Allied Products 4 $525,000 $525,000 1.00 $622,500 0.80 $198,400 2.55
Manufacturing Electronic & Electrical Equip. 10 $1,350,000 $1,400,000 0.96 $1,761,889 0.98 $485,410 3.24
Manufacturing Fabricated Metal Products 74 $850,000 $900,000 0.93 $1,300,000 0.82 $334,755 3.15
Manufacturing Food and Kindred Products 33 $433,934 $506,000 0.91 $1,155,000 0.60 $166,016 2.85
Manufacturing Furniture and Fixtures 13 $550,000 $560,000 1.02 $992,854 0.67 $289,000 2.73
Manufacturing Industrial & Comm. Machinery 16 $918,000 $990,000 0.92 $968,820 0.87 $205,978 4.06
Manufacturing Leather and Leather Products 1 $126,000 $129,900 0.97 $145,000 0.87 $50,000 2.52
Manufacturing Lumber and Wood Products 13 $327,500 $367,500 0.93 $796,000 0.71 $188,034 2.82
Manufacturing Measuring & Analyzing Instr. 4 $2,550,000 $2,700,000 0.90 $2,085,228 1.16 $763,829 3.90
Manufacturing Miscellaneous 58 $485,000 $500,000 0.89 $950,000 0.70 $181,000 2.87
Manufacturing Paper & Allied Products 2 $1,560,000 $1,800,000 0.87 $7,600,000 0.21 $574,000 2.72
Manufacturing Primary Metal Industries 9 $1,250,000 $1,250,000 0.94 $799,749 1.04 $296,126 3.74
Manufacturing Printing, Publishing 54 $175,000 $214,595 0.84 $310,431 0.61 $90,000 1.99
Manufacturing Rubber and Plastic Products 12 $549,500 $649,500 0.86 $1,206,207 0.67 $218,851 2.68
Manufacturing Stone, Clay, Glass, Concrete 13 $700,000 $750,000 0.89 $1,348,416 0.79 $286,101 2.90
Manufacturing Tobacco Products 6 $174,000 $174,450 0.99 $410,550 1.05 $92,370 3.69
Manufacturing Transportation Equipment 10 $1,025,000 $1,100,000 0.94 $1,240,000 1.26 $313,411 3.29
Retail Apparel and Accessory Stores 97 $149,000 $170,000 0.90 $422,500 0.42 $94,336 1.84
Retail Automotive Dealers 30 $620,231 $705,231 0.87 $1,759,092 0.50 $283,083 2.64
Retail Bars/Taverns 270 $199,000 $209,000 0.86 $543,092 0.43 $99,000 2.15
Retail Blding Mat., Hardware, Garden 35 $549,000 $699,000 0.92 $1,196,000 0.51 $191,000 2.81
Retail Convenience Stores 324 $125,000 $145,000 0.96 $500,000 0.32 $100,000 1.99
Retail Florists 54 $100,000 $119,000 0.90 $279,176 0.45 $62,182 1.91
Retail Gasoline Service Stations 281 $437,500 $497,500 0.90 $2,202,355 0.30 $135,668 3.83
Retail General Merchandise Stores 48 $192,500 $192,500 0.89 $493,569 0.37 $78,370 2.27
Retail Home Furniture & Furnishings 64 $292,500 $332,000 0.95 $584,269 0.54 $131,764 2.19
Retail Liquor Stores 275 $365,000 $399,500 0.93 $882,885 0.50 $150,000 2.91
Retail Marine Dealers & Equipment 10 $450,000 $550,000 0.85 $1,392,862 0.57 $310,000 2.33
Retail Miscellaneous Retail 207 $171,403 $199,000 0.92 $409,185 0.51 $87,500 2.13
Retail Other Eating & Drinking Places 275 $140,000 $160,000 0.92 $350,359 0.45 $75,000 2.00
Retail Other Food Stores 86 $167,500 $199,450 0.87 $371,000 0.44 $95,273 1.94
Retail Pet Shops & Supplies 27 $304,500 $329,000 0.88 $622,467 0.47 $151,700 2.02
Retail Restaurants 1731 $160,000 $175,000 0.90 $485,000 0.39 $92,946 1.98
Retail Supermarkets 37 $405,000 $457,000 0.93 $1,240,000 0.40 $158,657 2.70
Retail Vending Machines 132 $120,000 $127,000 0.93 $375,061 0.53 $70,610 1.98
Service Agents & Brokers 39 $312,500 $337,500 0.92 $276,127 1.39 $130,548 2.97
Service Amusement & Recreation 90 $225,000 $247,262 0.91 $350,000 0.85 $98,905 2.53
Service Auto Repair, Parts & Services 205 $240,000 $250,000 0.91 $615,000 0.53 $130,000 2.11
Service Beauty Salons, Barber Shops 243 $99,500 $100,000 0.89 $242,544 0.47 $62,892 1.85
Service Computer & Software Services 31 $237,500 $265,000 0.91 $524,281 0.57 $121,822 2.51
Service Drycleaning/Laundry Services 339 $170,000 $180,000 0.91 $239,800 0.85 $80,400 2.58
Service Educational Services 66 $185,000 $212,500 0.92 $318,708 0.72 $90,977 2.49
Service Engineering & Accounting Svcs 70 $337,500 $350,000 0.93 $327,111 0.89 $152,592 2.31
Service Finance, Banking, Loans, etc. 28 $239,500 $254,500 0.88 $612,000 0.71 $134,239 1.94
Service Freight, Moving/Delivery 178 $497,000 $522,500 0.94 $652,912 0.75 $165,377 2.94
Service Health, Medical & Dental 335 $325,000 $355,000 0.95 $630,493 0.70 $153,723 2.52
Service Hotels & Other Lodging Places 86 $580,000 $625,000 0.87 $504,725 1.55 $160,000 4.22
Service Landscaping & Yard Services 116 $170,000 $188,750 0.92 $304,320 0.60 $107,736 1.77
Service Legal Services 6 $112,500 $124,500 0.91 $139,745 0.75 $70,147 1.56
Service Marine Repair, Parts & Services 11 $417,500 $462,500 0.92 $1,142,289 0.43 $202,750 2.13
Service Membership Organizations 6 $85,000 $100,000 0.82 $125,000 0.59 $59,949 1.56
Service Miscellaneous Repair Services 75 $225,000 $249,000 0.89 $459,850 0.57 $113,702 1.92
Service Miscellaneous Services 273 $200,000 $225,000 0.92 $360,000 0.69 $109,500 2.07
Service Motion Pictures 2 $160,000 $177,500 0.94 $251,500 0.59 $107,185 1.45
Service Museums, Art Galleries, Zoos 3 $180,000 $180,000 1.00 $225,000 0.69 $120,000 2.13
Service Other Business Services 239 $238,000 $270,000 0.91 $404,712 0.64 $111,000 2.24
Service Other Personal Services 269 $75,600 $76,800 0.97 $112,600 0.70 $76,914 1.26
Service Other Travel & Transportation 19 $375,000 $495,000 0.81 $580,500 0.63 $200,000 2.12
Service Passenger Transportation 9 $199,000 $203,500 0.96 $281,631 0.59 $106,886 2.42
Service Pet Care & Grooming 68 $112,500 $125,000 0.87 $230,728 0.76 $64,329 2.16
Service Social Services 2 $960,500 $1,050,000 0.89 $1,191,807 0.85 $319,145 3.04
Service Storage & Warehousing 19 $650,000 $750,000 0.95 $2,344,680 0.54 $238,000 3.02
Service Travel Agencies 13 $227,500 $255,000 0.95 $293,000 0.62 $123,500 2.34
Wholesale Wholesale-Durable Goods 58 $489,400 $547,500 0.89 $1,491,490 0.57 $225,553 2.61
Wholesale Wholesale-Nondurable Goods 74 $170,000 $179,000 0.93 $441,329 0.53 $84,769 2.27
Non-classifiable Establishments Non-classifiable Establishments 2 $925,000 $1,050,000 0.88 $1,272,903 0.73 $276,164 3.35

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during 2016

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