Fuel retailing Benchmarks -September
The main activity for businesses in this industry is the retail sale of
fuel and some motor vehicle related products.
A large number of the service stations are linked with supermarkets or
operate as franchises that may also run a convenience store and/or fast food
service from the same premises. Truck and trailer hiring, car wash and lottery
sales are less common, but can also be found in some service stations.
Businesses in the prime locations generally have the advantage of
obtaining larger volume sales.
benchmarks for a medium fuel retailing enterprise Annual turnover range $500,000 - $2,000,000 Higher range
goods sold 76% – 88%
Turnover 3% - 9%
return 1% - 5%
Service stations have been in poor demand
with buyers over the past twelve months with major groups and supermarket
companies dominating the industry, buyer are seeking a return on investment of
35-47%. The major assert of a service station is the freehold property but
buyers need to be caution about future environmental clean up issues the site
may require before development can take place .Businesses for sale prices have
flat lined at best and decreased by up to 5-8% over the past 12 months in
throughout many industry types and areas of Australia
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