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Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (NAICS 423120) industry trends

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Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (NAICS 423120) industry trends

The motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers industry includes automobile and other motor vehicle merchant wholesalers, motor vehicle supplies and new parts merchant wholesalers, tire and tube merchant wholesalers and used motor vehicle parts merchant wholesalers. According to Sageworks’ industry data, the industry’s net profit margin during the last 12 months was 2.58 percent. During this time, the average gross profit margin was 27.86 percent. ...

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Other motor vehicle dealers (NAICS 441228) industry trends

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Other motor vehicle dealers (NAICS 441228) industry trends

The other motor vehicle dealers industry includes recreational vehicle dealers and motorcycle, boat and other motor vehicle dealers. According to Sageworks’ industry data, the industry’s net profit margin during the last 12 months was 2.89 percent. During this time, the average gross profit margin was 22.13 percent. ...

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Other miscellaneous store retailers (NAICS 453998) industry trends

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Other miscellaneous store retailers (NAICS 453998) industry trends

The other miscellaneous store retailers industry includes pet and pet supplies stores, art dealers, manufactured mobile home dealers and tobacco stores. According to Sageworks’ industry data, the industry’s net profit margin during the last 12 months was 3.52 percent. During this time, the average gross profit margin was 43.35 percent. ...

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Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (NAICS 423990) industry trends

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Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (NAICS 423990) industry trends

The miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers industry includes wholesalers that sell sporting, recreational, toy, hobby, jewelry goods and supplies and precious stones and metals. According to Sageworks’ industry data, the industry’s net profit margin during the last 12 months was 3.81 percent. During this time, the average gross profit margin was 33.56 percent. ...

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U.S. auto dealer trends

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
U.S. auto dealer trends

Privately owned U.S. auto dealers have continued to see double-digit sales gains over the last 12 months, growth that has outpaced other industries, according to a recent data release from Sageworks Inc., a financial information company. New- and used-auto dealers are in their third year of double-digit sales growth, though growth has leveled out more recently, the financial statement analysis by Sageworks shows. ...

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It wasn't overnight, but private hotels have turned around

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
It wasn't overnight, but private hotels have turned around

Privately owned hotels have weathered a difficult recession and are back on a profitable path. The industry posted positive net profit margins in 2011 for the first time in three years, and sales increased about 8 percent, according to a financial statement analysis of privately owned hotels by Sageworks. ...

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Better economy, better hair?

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
Better economy, better hair?

John Paul DeJoria, a billionaire who co-founded the Paul Mitchell hair care company and the Patron tequila brand, recently called beauty salons the best economic indicator. That pattern is consistent with what Sageworks, a financial information company, found when it conducted an analysis of financial statements for privately held salons. ...

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Are things getting better for small business?

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
Are things getting better for small business?

After months of understandable pessimism, small business owners caught a bit of holiday-time cheer. By most measures, recent retail sales have been better than analysts expected going into the 2011 holiday season. ...

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