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How do you value a Truck Stop?

Valuing a truck stop business involves a detailed analysis of various factors inherent to the industry. The process begins with assessing the tangible assets, such as the real estate, fuel pumps, parking facilities, convenience store, restaurant, and any additional amenities provided. The condition, location, and size of these assets play a crucial role in determining their value. Additionally, the income approach is vital in valuing a truck stop, requiring an estimation of the present value of expected future cash flows generated by fuel sales, convenience store and restaurant revenues, parking fees, and potential growth. Accurate projections for income, expenses, and the discount rate are fundamental to this approach. Market dynamics, including fuel pricing trends, local and interstate traffic, competition, and the overall demand for trucking services, significantly influence the valuation. Intangible factors, such as the truck stop's brand reputation, services offered, and customer loyalty, also contribute to assessing its overall value. Valuing a truck stop business necessitates a comprehensive evaluation of tangible and intangible assets, understanding industry trends, and considering the unique challenges and opportunities within the truck stop sector. Engaging with professionals experienced in the trucking and hospitality industry and business valuation is advisable to ensure an accurate assessment of the business's worth.

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Valuation Approaches for a Truck Stop

Valuating a truck stop company involves considering various factors, both tangible and intangible, within the trucking and hospitality industry. Here are the primary valuation approaches for a truck stop business:

Asset-Based Approach:

  • Market Value of Assets: This approach focuses on determining the market value of tangible assets such as real estate, fuel pumps, parking facilities, convenience store, restaurant, and additional amenities. The condition, location, and size of these assets are critical factors in establishing their value. The specific services and amenities offered by the truck stop, such as a repair shop or truck wash, can also impact asset valuation.

Income Approach:

  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Analysis: DCF analysis is a fundamental approach for valuing a truck stop. It involves estimating the present value of expected future cash flows generated by the business. Cash flows are derived from various revenue streams, including fuel sales, convenience store and restaurant revenues, parking fees, and potential growth. Projections for future income, expenses, and an appropriate discount rate are crucial elements in this approach. Market dynamics, such as fuel pricing, trucking industry trends, competition, and overall demand for trucking services, significantly influence the valuation. Intangible factors, such as brand reputation and customer loyalty, are also considered in estimating cash flows.

Market Approach:

  • Comparable Sales Analysis: The market approach involves comparing the truck stop business to similar businesses in the industry that have been sold or valued recently. Key financial metrics, such as price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios or price-to-revenue multiples, are used to derive a valuation based on market transactions. This approach is particularly useful when there are recent comparable sales of truck stop businesses in the region.

Valuation of a truck stop company often requires a combination of these approaches to arrive at a comprehensive estimate. Factors such as the specific services offered, location, local market conditions, competition, and the potential for growth in trucking services can significantly impact the valuation. Engaging with professionals experienced in the trucking and hospitality industry and business valuation is advisable to ensure an accurate and thorough assessment of the business's worth, considering the unique characteristics of the sector.

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Shelia Darby, Managing Director of BizWorth

Shelia Darby

Managing Director, BizWorth

Serves as the managing director of BizWorth. Shelia's valuation experience spans nearly 25 years. The focus of her recent work has been on litigation engagements. Shelia is an elected member of the Ethics & Oversight Board of NACVA. Shelia is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA). She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Baylor University and an MBA from Rice University.

Jon Donnel, Managing Director of Advisory at BizWorth

Jon Donnel

Managing Director, Valuation Advisory

Leads the Valuation Advisory Practice focused on complex valuations, loss profit calculations, partner buy-outs and disputes. Jon has held senior-level director positions for Fortune 50 companies and investment banks. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Rice University.

Robert Brand

Director, Business Valuation

Leads BizWorth’s informational and certified business valuation practice. Robert is an officer of NACVA's Houston State Chapter and serves as the treasurer of Houston's Texas Association of Business Brokers. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Robert is a former Combat Engineer serving in Iraq for the U.S. Army and holds a bachelor's degree in finance from University of Houston.

Renee Schreier

Director of Operations

Manages BizWorth's operations and strategic planning initiatives, report production and customer applications. Renee serves as the secretary of Houston's Texas Association of Business Brokers and was a former operations administrator with Accenture. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University.

Joseph (Joey) Wilson

Senior Market Analyst

Leads BizWorth's industry and market research initiatives. Joey was a former production analyst with Scotiabank. He holds a BBA and Master of Finance degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

Dan Darby

Director of Pitch Books & CIMs

Leads Pitch Book and CIM report production. Former management consultant with several Big 5 and Fortune 50 companies. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Northwestern University.

Shelia Darby
Managing Director, BizWorth
Serves as the managing director of BizWorth. Shelia's valuation experience spans nearly 25 years. The focus of her recent work has been on litigation engagements. Shelia is an elected member of the Ethics & Oversight Board of NACVA. Shelia is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA). She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Baylor University and an MBA from Rice University.
Jon Donnel
Managing Director, Valuation Advisory
Leads the Valuation Advisory Practice focused on complex valuations, loss profit calculations, partner buy-outs and disputes. Jon has held senior-level director positions for Fortune 50 companies and investment banks. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Rice University.
Shelia Darby
Managing Director, BizWorth

Serves as the managing director of BizWorth. Shelia's valuation experience spans nearly 25 years. The focus of her recent work has been on litigation engagements. Shelia is an elected member of the Ethics & Oversight Board of NACVA. Shelia is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA). She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Baylor University and an MBA from Rice University.

Jon Donnel
Managing Director, Valuation Advisory

Leads the Valuation Advisory Practice focused on complex valuations, loss profit calculations, partner buy-outs and disputes. Jon has held senior-level director positions for Fortune 50 companies and investment banks. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from Rice University.

Robert Brand
Director, Business Valuation

Leads BizWorth’s informational and certified business valuation practice. Robert is an officer of NACVA's Houston State Chapter and serves as the treasurer of Houston's Texas Association of Business Brokers. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Robert is a former Combat Engineer serving in Iraq for the U.S. Army and holds a bachelor's degree in finance from University of Houston.

Renee Schreier
Director of Operations

Manages BizWorth's operations and strategic planning initiatives, report production and customer applications. Renee serves as the secretary of Houston's Texas Association of Business Brokers and was a former operations administrator with Accenture. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University.

Joseph (Joey) Wilson
Senior Market Analyst

Leads BizWorth's industry and market research initiatives. Joey was a former production analyst with Scotiabank. He is a NACVA Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) holds a BBA and Master of Finance degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

Dan Darby
Director of Pitch Books & CIMs

Leads Pitch Book and CIM report production. Former management consultant with several Big 5 and Fortune 50 companies. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Northwestern University.

Jack Nielsen
Financial Analyst

Leads financial analysis to support preparation of valuation reports and pitch books. Holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University.

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