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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers 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 Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers: 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 Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers 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

New And Rebuilt Automotive And Trailer Parts And Supplies

Other Automotive Parts And Supplies

Tires And Tubes

New Automobile Tires And Tubes

Re-Treaded And Used Automobile Tires And Repair Materials

New Truck And Bus Tires, Including Industrial, Off-Road, And Farm Tractor Tires

Re-Treaded And Used Truck And Bus Tires And Repair Materials, Including Industrial, Off-Road, And Farm Tractor Tires

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Labor Charges For Repair Work

Parts Installed In Repair Work

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
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
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 Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers 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 Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers 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 Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers 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 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Sales and Related Occupations 23%
Retail Sales Workers 9%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 7%
Parts Salespersons 6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 12%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 12%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 11%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 15%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 11%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 26%
Motor Vehicle Operators 14%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 12%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 8%
Material Moving Workers 11%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 9%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • 2017 Bike Of The Year - It’s very rare for a manufacturer to make these types of wholesale changes ... feeling front head tube area is gone, and the front end doesn’t feel so close to you compared to last year’s model. When riding the 2016 the front tire seems to be ... (01/12/2018)
  • Scott Genius 920 - Review - The 29er benefits most from the cloned chassis with its slacker, 65-degree head tube angle, which imbues the ... The story here is that the popularity of Plus-sized tires among trail riders and their subsequent and wholesale rejection by the enduro segment ... (01/08/2018)
  • Tire Kingdom parent TBC says merger will bring more growth - TBC, the fast-growing owner of the Tire Kingdom and Midas brands, aims to get even bigger. The Palm Beach Gardens-based company this week announced a deal that would make it the nation’s second-largest wholesaler ... it also owns Merchant’s Tire ... (01/06/2018)
  • More Details on NTW Joint Venture From Scott Clark and Erik Olsen - The wholesale landscape will look ... 445-plus Big O Tires franchise outlets; 730-plus company-owned retail stores under the Tire Kingdom, NTB Tire & Service Centers, and Merchant’s Tire & Auto Centers brands; and 1,225-plus Midas franchise locations. (01/04/2018)
  • Transformation over turmoil: Why reports of traditional retail’s imminent death may be premature - “Canadian (mall) owners and developers are very good merchants and good at ensuring a good merchandise ... businesses that once exclusively sold in a wholesale capacity to department stores or higher-end multi-brand boutiques are now opening their ... (01/02/2018)
  • Ken Jones Tires Redesigns Website - Wholesale customers will still have the convenient 24/7 access to ordering online at their wholesale pricing level. Ken Jones will also continue to offer a live chat with a specialty tire, chain, and tube experts on the site. (06/16/2017)
  • Founder of Roland's Tire turned $600 loan in 1955 into one of SouthCoast's most successful family businesses - moving from selling tire tubes to a multi-faceted tire business with retail and wholesale operations. "We're had generations of people come in," Michael says. "Grandfathers and fathers come in with their kids saying 'they've taken care of us through the ... (06/21/2015)
  • American Car Care Centers To Dissolve - Effective Jan. 31, 2014, American Car Care Centers Inc. will officially ... on ACCC’s member distributor roster. Merchants and Strauss & Frank were bought up, as were one-time partners Target Tire, Tire Wholesalers and Am-Pac Tire Distributors (which ... (12/06/2013)
  • TBC Corporation Has the “Midas Touch,” Finalizes Acquisition - ... tire wholesale distributor servicing independent tire dealers across the United States. TBC’s Retail Group operates more than 1200 franchised and company-owned tire and automotive service centers under the brands Tire Kingdom ®, Merchant’s Tire ... (04/30/2012)
  • Some Motorists Turn to Creative Tire Inflation to Save Gas - Nitrogen has been used for years in the tires of race cars, large commercial trucks, aircraft and even the space shuttle. But it is finding its way into the mainstream at a growing number of tire dealers — including Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST). (07/31/2006)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $1,097,685 on Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 89 contracts to 36 companies, with an average value of $30,491 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 Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers 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.

Service Receipts And Labor Charges
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Tire & Tube Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
Computer & Computer Peripheral Equipment & Software Merchant Wholesalers
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Construction & Mining Machinery & Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Industrial Machinery & Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Automobile & Other Automobile Merchant Wholesalers

Since sales from Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Service Receipts And Labor Charges, companies in the Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
Service Receipts And Labor Charges Product Sales Report

New And Rebuilt Automotive Parts And Supplies
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Tire & Tube Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
Automobile Supplies & New Parts Merchant Wholesalers
Automobile & Other Automobile Merchant Wholesalers
Industrial Machinery & Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
Business to Business Electronic Markets Competing industry

Sales from other industries of New And Rebuilt Automotive Parts And Supplies are less than those from Tire & Tube Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their New And Rebuilt Automotive Parts And Supplies sales, taking market share from this industry.
New And Rebuilt Automotive Parts And Supplies Product Sales Report

Labor Charges For Repair Work
Labor Charges For Repair Work Product Sales Report

Miscellaneous Commodities
Miscellaneous Commodities Product Sales Report

Parts Installed In Repair Work
Parts Installed In Repair Work 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:
Tire tubes, motor vehicle, merchant wholesalers, Used tires, Tires, used (except scrap), Tire and tube repair materials merchant wholesalers, new, Motor vehicle tire and tube merchant wholesalers, etc.

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