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Value Drivers for Auto Parts Stores

Value Drivers for Auto Parts Stores

The auto parts store industry is expected to expand. For the second month in a row, the U.S. consumer confidence index increased. The consumer confidence index is a quick way to gauge consumer spending in the economy. As business conditions improve, the index rises. This bodes well for auto parts store owners and the value of their company. The consumer confidence index fuels the auto parts store industry. This growth in consumer confidence creates an opportunity to grow the value of an auto parts store. In the following paragraphs, we discuss key value drivers for auto parts stores. Better understanding these value drivers helps you capitalize on opportunities. These opportunities increase the value of an auto parts store.

If you are looking to buy or sell an auto parts store, understanding the value of an auto parts store is important. Obtaining a business valuation helps you understand the fair market value of the auto parts store and what drives the value. Peak Business Valuation, business appraiser, is happy to provide you with a business valuation for an auto parts store. We also are available to answer any questions you may have about valuing an auto parts store. Schedule a free consultation by clicking the link below. 

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Key Value Drivers for an Auto Parts Store 

Below we discuss key value drivers for auto parts stores. To better understand the value of an auto parts store, get a business valuation. Peak Business Valuation, business appraiser, provides business valuations for auto parts stores on a regular basis. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the value of an auto parts store.  Schedule your free consultation today!

Cater To DIY Projects

The first and most important value driver for an auto parts store is catering to DIY projects. DIY or “Do It Yourself” projects have increased in popularity, particularly since the pandemic. Industry insiders report that “high income and stay-at-home orders have increased DIY sales.” This movement towards DIY auto projects creates an interesting opportunity for the small auto parts store owner. 

Small businesses are known for providing customer service with a more personal feel. This allows the business to cater to DIY customers on an individual basis. Offering extra information and help for customer DIY projects can create new sales and service opportunities. Better customer service leads to repeat business. This can open the company to a new market and increase revenue potential. Increasing your revenue can increase the value of an auto parts store in several ways. Higher revenue leads to increased profitability, higher growth rates, and higher revenue multiples.

Capitalize on External Influences

The next significant value driver for an auto parts store is the economic condition. External factors can affect how your auto parts store operates and performs. While you cannot control what happens in the market, you can control how you respond to it. Auto parts stores are influenced by external factors in the market. Factors such as per capita disposable income, the average age of vehicle fleets, and total vehicle miles. All three of these factors are predicted to rise over the next twelve months. As a result, there will be more demand for auto parts and services. Prepare to meet this demand by investing in inventory and marketing campaigns. By capitalizing on this extra demand, you can expect to further increase your revenue outlooks.

As a business appraiser, Peak Business Valuation often works with auto parts store owners. We offer business valuation services that analyze details specific to the industry. This can help auto parts stores improve their business and maximize their earning potential. To get started, schedule your consultation

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Focus on Profitability

As is common with retail companies, profitability for auto parts stores is a challenge. As such, it is common for the auto parts store owner to report margins of less than 10 percent of revenue. According to IBIS World, the average industry margin expected for 2022 is 8.9 percent of industry revenue. This low average revenue presents another value driver. 

The more profitable an auto parts store can become, the higher the value.  When valuing an auto parts store, the valuation analyst compares the company to other auto parts stores. If your auto parts store produces above-average margins, the valuation analyst may apply a higher multiple. This will lead to a higher valuation for the auto parts store. 

Establish Key Partnerships

Last, establishing key partnerships and recurring revenue is an important value driver for an auto parts store. Many auto parts store owners view consumers and mechanics to be their top customers. Yet, if your business plan only includes these two customers, you may be missing out on opportunities. According to IBIS World, key customers also include car body shops, car washes, and auto detailers. You would be surprised how much volume these overlooked customers can create. This highlights the importance of establishing key partnerships with many groups of customers. Diversifying your customer base reduces risk and increases revenue opportunity. 

A valuation analyst at Peak Business Valuation likes seeing many customer groups as it suggests low customer concentration. When valuing an auto parts store, the business appraiser will assess risks – customer concentration being one of them. Lowering risk increases the value of an auto parts store.

Summary 

The key value drivers for an auto parts store in this blog will help you increase the value of your business. Setting goals for each of these value drivers will enable you to maximize the value of an auto parts store. Curious how your auto parts store looks to a potential investor or buyer? Peak Business Valuation, the business appraiser looks at many aspects when determining the value of an auto parts store. Learning the value of your business and what impacts it can help prepare you to sell your business and make it more attractive to potential investors. 

Whether you are looking to buy or sell an auto parts store, you should know the value of your auto parts store. The first step to finding out how much your business is worth is with a business valuation. Peak Business Valuation, business appraiser, works with dozens of auto parts store owners each year to provide business valuations. We are happy to answer any questions you have about how to value an auto parts store. To get started with your auto parts store business valuation, click on the link below.

Be sure to take a look at How to Value an Auto Parts Store for more information.

 

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