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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Car Washes


Overview: the U.S. Car Washes Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?


Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Car Washes: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis



Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.



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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Car Washes industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Washing And Cleaning Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Detailing Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Automatic Washing And Waxing Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Hand Washing, With Or Without Waxing Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Self-Service Washing And Waxing For Cars And Light Trucks

Scheduled, Factory-Recommended, And Preventative Maintenance Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Oil Change Services For Cars And Light Trucks

Washing And Cleaning Services For Heavy Trucks And Buses

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Car Washes company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Car Washes industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Car Washes measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Retail Sales Workers 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 9%
Automotive Technicians and Repairers 7%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 75%
Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Other Transportation Workers 16%
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 15%
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 15%
Material Moving Workers 52%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 52%
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 52%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Car Washes Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Sharp Details trademarks "SHARP DETAILS" - Aircraft cleaning services; automobile cleaning services - 11/28/2017




  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Sharp Details

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Coronation Street lapdancer Beth Morgan poses seductively at her boyfriend’s car wash on a break from filming - CORONATION Street lapdancer Beth Morgan gave her boyfriend a helping hand at his car wash – by stripping off to scrub some vehicles. The glamour model has bagged herself a role as a stripper on the ITV soap, as she lap dances alongside Lucy Fallon’s ... (01/10/2018)
    • Drivers head to car wash to steer clear of salt damage - Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)- With the winter storm in the rear view mirror ... (01/09/2018)
    • After icy conditions for New Year's, car washes remain busy - Don't miss a story. Like us on Facebook. Like The Denton Record-Chronicle's Facebook Page The New Year's Day weekend brought in icy temperatures to North Texas, with lows dipping to the teens and highs remaining below freezing in the beginning of the week. (01/09/2018)
    • Nebraska councilman’s car wash demolished - BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska city councilman’s dilapidated car wash has been demolished after a six-month battle with his council colleagues. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Pat Shannon’s car wash in Bellevue was torn down Monday. (01/09/2018)
    • Crew begins demolishing Bellevue Councilman Pat Shannon’s car wash - The demolition of a Bellevue city councilman’s car wash began Monday. On July 24, the council declared Pat Shannon’s property just south of 28th Avenue and Capehart Road a nuisance. It has been described as an eyesore, and the city had fielded ... (01/08/2018)
    • Bitter cold, snow pose no trouble for local car washes - In the competitive arena of Twin Cities car washes, a mere cold snap won't keep establishments from washing salty and sandy cars. A massive snowstorm, though, that was different story, said Keith Freeland, who manages Quick N' Clean car wash on John Fitch ... (01/08/2018)
    • Ice Formation Impedes Car Washes in Greene County - The frigid conditions have created quite the scene at a car wash in Greene County. An ice formation at the car wash on Route 33 is preventing some people from washing their car. The frigid conditions have created quite the scene at a car wash in Greene County. (01/08/2018)
    • NC car wash triples business in days after snow storm - Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Car wash (WECT) WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Salt, snow and ice ... (01/08/2018)
    • Wausau car washes packed as temperatures rise - With temperatures reaching the twenties, Wausau car washes saw lines stretching all the way out to the road. When it gets to be too cold, car washes have to close to avoid issues such as car doors freezing shut after a wash. "We're very very excited that ... (01/07/2018)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,811,090 on Car Washes. It has awarded 161 contracts to 29 companies, with an average value of $62,451 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Car Washes to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Washing & Cleaning Services For Cars & Light Trucks
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Car WashesOpportunity/Threat

    Sales from other industries of Washing & Cleaning Services For Cars & Light Trucks are less than those from Car Washes. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Washing & Cleaning Services For Cars & Light Trucks sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Washing & Cleaning Services For Cars & Light Trucks Product Sales Report

    Washing & Cleaning For Cars & Light Trucks - Detailing Services
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Car WashesOpportunity/Threat
    Automotive Body, Paint, Interior & Glass Repair Competing industry
    Automotive Body, Paint & Interior Repair & Maintenance Competing industry
    Auto Mechanics Competing industry
    General Automotive Repair Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Washing & Cleaning For Cars & Light Trucks - Detailing Services are less than those from Car Washes. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Washing & Cleaning For Cars & Light Trucks - Detailing Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Washing & Cleaning For Cars & Light Trucks - Detailing Services Product Sales Report



    Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars & Light Trucks
    Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars & Light Trucks Product Sales Report

    Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars/Light Trucks - Oil Change
    Scheduled & Preventative Maintenance For Cars/Light Trucks - Oil Change Product Sales Report

    Body Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks
    Body Repair Services For Cars & Light Trucks Product Sales Report



    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Car washes, Self-service carwash, Mobile car and truck washes, Detailing services (i.e., cleaning and polishing), automotive, Automotive detailing services (i.e., cleaning, polishing), Car detailers, Automotive washing and polishing, Truck and bus washes, etc.



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