October 19, 2015 by Evolution Advisors Business Valuation, Buyer Articles, Buying a Business, Press Releases and Media, Seller Articles 0 comments
Small Business Transactions Down Slightly From 3rd Quarter 2014 reported by BizBuySell
As reported in BizBuySell’s recent Q3 2015 Insider’s Report the number of business transactions in the 3rd quarter of 2015 are down. This is compared to the markets record high level in 2014. Bob House, Group GM of BizBuySell.com andBizQuest.com said “After a very active 2014, this year’s small drop in transactions should be viewed as a stabilization of the market rather than a trend in the opposite direction. Overall, the buying-selling environment remains very robust.”
Below are some notables from the report. To view the entire report click here.
- Small Business transactions down 9% compared to 3rd quarter 2014 totaling 1814 business’s changing hands.
- Financial stability of business’s listed grew 4% to $450,000 in average revenue.
- Retail industry saw the biggest decline at 17% fewer transactions
- Pacific region down 22% in business sales transactions
- The median revenue of small businesses has been on a steady incline since mid-2012, leading to higher sale prices upon exit.
- BizBuySell Buyer-Seller Confidence Index reported a Seller Confidence Score of 62, up after two consecutive years at 56.
Regional Business Listed Data*
|California Highlights||# listed||Cash Flow Multiple||Hypothetical 250kCash Flow x Multiple = Listing Price|
|Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA||189||2.75||$687,500|
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA||401||2.50||$625,000|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA||363||3.17||$792,500|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||162||2.96||$740,000|