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Valuing a Textile Mill

Valuing a Textile Mill

The textile mill industry experienced many changes in production demand throughout the pandemic. Demand from apparel manufacturers decreased 4.7%, while demand from the automotive and homeowners increased. Textile mills’ biggest competition comes from foreign countries. These countries offer lower labor costs. This makes it hard to compete for stateside companies. The extreme decrease in demand from apparel manufacturers forced textile mills to adapt their business models. Companies that were not willing to change did not survive the pandemic. Whether you plan on selling or buying a textile mill, it is important to understand its fair market value.

There are many factors that impact the value of a textile mill. As a business appraiser, Peak Business Valuation works with dozens of individuals who are buying or selling a textile mill. The first step in doing so is receiving a business valuation. As part of a valuation consultation, we discuss some of the key factors used when valuing a textile mill. Keep in mind the factors discussed below are only a guide. For specifics about valuing a textile mill you are looking to buy or sell, schedule your free consultation with Peak Business Valuation. 

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Market Multiples for a Textile Mill

  • SDE Multiple Average: 1.94x – 3.29x
  • EBITDA Multiple Average: 2.78x – 4.28x 
  • REV Multiple Average: 0.38x – 0.66x
**Disclaimer: These multiples are for educational purposes only. As such, the information provided does not constitute valuation advice. These multiples do not represent the valuation opinion of Peak Business Valuation or its valuation professionals. Instead, seek the guidance and advice of a qualified business valuation professional about any matter in this article.

The above are average market multiples for a textile mill. A valuation expert uses multiples when valuing a textile mill. They compare similar companies that recently sold and apply an applicable market multiple to your textile mill. Understanding the value of your textile mill will help you learn how to increase its worth. This will benefit you as a business owner whether you are expanding, acquiring, or maximizing the value of your textile mill. Here are a few helpful ideas to help increase your textile mill value. For a more detailed valuation, schedule a free consultation with Peak Business Valuation, business appraiser. 

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Key Success Factors

Peak Business Valuation, business appraiser, values textile mills on a regular basis. To increase the value of your business, focus on these success factors. It is a simple way to learn the ins and outs of your business while increasing its fair market value. 

Price of Materials

Certain industries rely on the price of commodities like cotton, steel, iron, or oil. In this industry, cotton is one of the largest commodities. Textile mills take raw materials like cotton to produce fabrics or materials for manufacturers. Because of this, textile mills are significantly impacted by the volatile prices of cotton. The industry can really struggle with sharp increases in price. At Peak Business Valuation, our business appraisers analyze the historical price averages to understand a company’s operations for a normal year. This is often a better indicator of the value of a textile mill.


One of the most important success factors is efficiency. This factor is usually the most obvious issue to the success of a textile mill. Textile mills operate on high production levels. The more they produce, the higher their revenues. There are several ways to improve efficiency. Some of those could include increasing manpower, improving machinery, having materials in stock, and improving methods of production. A valuation expert will look at efficiency ratios when valuing your textile mill. 

Recurring Revenue

For most industries, recurring revenue is a very important success factor. Textile mills are no different. Textile mills produce mass amounts of fabric or products to send to manufacturers. If they don’t have contracts with manufacturers, they may not have enough demand for their products. Because of this, textile mill owners should place a high priority on establishing consistent revenue streams. Recurring revenue can take a long time to establish. Business owners need to have great client relationships. These relationships, if good, will create more positive customer interaction including referrals and good reviews. 

Recurring revenue is valued higher than one-time sources of revenue. As such, it is worth more in a valuation report. A business valuation comes in handy when buying, selling, or growing your business. A business appraiser will analyze the types of revenue coming in to help determine the fair market value. Peak Business Valuation, business appraiser, performs valuations for textile mills across the nation. For questions, schedule your free consultation today!


There are many details that go into a valuation of a textile mill. Knowing the business’s value is beneficial whether looking to buy, sell, or grow a textile mill. Receiving a business valuation can help you understand the fair market value. Another benefit to a business valuation is that it will identify opportunities to increase the value of your textile mill. 

Peak Business Valuation values businesses across the country, including textile mills. We are happy to answer any questions and perform a business valuation. Understanding the fair market value of a textile mill is best done through a business valuation. Please reach out below to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Be sure to also check out Valuation Multiples for a Textile Business


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