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Market Size Matters: you can't plan a strategy, start a business, or make an investment without understanding key facts about the Charter Bus industry. Find the information you need to help make the right decisions.


The Report on Charter Bus contains key information used by Marketing Departments in many of the Fortune 1,000 companies and beyond. The report helps identify industry changes, trends, key players, and growth opportunities.

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Current State of the Industry . .
Market Size (historical trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Statistics . .
Public Company Information . .
Key Private Companies   .
Government Vendors   .
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2014 Market Research Report on Charter Bus Industry


Current Research on the Charter Bus Industry

As consumers modify their spending habits, charter buses are an attractive travel option and remain profitable. One focus on cost saving technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions both reduces operating costs and provides green marketing opportunities.

Rising fuel costs is a double edged sword for the charter bus industry. While fuel drives up a major portion of operating costs, it also draws in customers who are unable to afford gas for travel themselves but still plan on road travel. Charter travel is less expensive than air or rail travel and carries more passengers than the others combined. Charter buses have been more successful than other modes of transportation at increasing fuel economy, reducing environmental impact, and raising profit margins.

This section provides answers to the fundamental and commonly-asked questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. Has the market grown or declined?
  3. What is the market growth rate?
  4. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the industry size and average company size?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the Charter Bus industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the Charter Bus industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

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Statistics 2008        2009        2010        2011        2012        2013
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of US Census and government market data



Market Forecast - Charter Bus[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Charter Bus future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced econometric techniques that project both short-term and long-term market growth outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 201420152016 2017 2018
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Charter Bus 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

Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail

Local, Fixed-Route Pass Trans By Road, Except School, Emp, & Com Car

Long-Distance Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route

Long-Distance Passenger Transportation By Chartered Bus

Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route

Local Passenger Transportation By Chartered Bus

Long-Distance Tour Packages By Bus

Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation Related Services



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 market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

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

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
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 - Charter Bus

Financial ratio information can be used to compare how a company in the industry is performing relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - Charter BusIndustry 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 Charter Bus 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 Charter Bus measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity Ratios - Charter BusIndustry 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 RatiosIndustry 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 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 76%
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 56%
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Companies in Charter Bus and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Charter Bus market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

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Public Charter Bus Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Charter Bus market research on key company news, and Charter Bus statistics. The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.


Government Contracts Related to Charter Bus

In 2013, the federal government spent a total of $7,812,387 on Charter Bus. It has awarded 637 contracts to 137 companies, with an average value of $57,025 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 Charter Bus 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.

Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Charter BusOpportunity/Threat
Limousine Service
Taxi Cab Service
Bus & Automobile Transit Systems Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route are less than those from Charter Bus. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route sales, taking market share from this industry.
Local Passenger Transportation By Road, Except Fixed-Route Product Sales Report



Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Charter BusOpportunity/Threat
Bus & Automobile Transit Systems
Commuter Rail Systems
Mixed Mode Transit Systems
Limousine Service Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail are less than those from Charter Bus. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail sales, taking market share from this industry.
Local, Fixed-Route Passenger Trans By Road And Transit Rail Product Sales Report