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Bulk Transfer & Rail Freight Logistics – Absentee Ownership

Full management team in place to handle operations!

CASH FLOW
$1,333,265

Specifications

  • Price
    $7,450,000

  • Revenue
    $4,490,022

  • Cash Flow
    $1,333,265

  • Location
    Pennsylvania & New York: 4 Locations

  • Service Area
    Mid-Atlantic to Northeast U.S.

  • Profit Margin
    36%

  • Employees
    36: Owner + 1 Operations Manager/Communications Director, 1 VP Business Development, 1 Controller, 1 Accounting/HR, 1 Safety Officer/Project Oversight, plus a number of day managers, night managers, mechanics, transload operators, crane operators, truck drivers, and clerical; All cross-trained to work at each location

  • Reason for Sale
    Retirement / Age

  • Equipment
    $2,220,404

This rail freight and bulk transfer logistics business has a 36% profit margin, over $2M in assets, and been deemed an essential business during COVID! They have a full management team in place, allowing for fully absentee ownership. 4 locations in Pennsylvania & New York support a very diversified customer & industry base! Serving the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast region of the U.S. for over 20 years, this family of companies offers railroad terminal operation for inbound & outbound freight clients, clerical & inspection work for inbound & outbound rail freight, equipment maintenance & repair, and transloading of commodities such as frac sand, swamp mats, propane, residual waste, hazmat materials, and agricultural products. The diverse customer base consists of transportation providers, oil & gas companies, agriculture industry clients, PennDOT, the energy sector, and plastics & lumber clients. Everyone on the team of 36 highly experienced staff is cross-trained and can work at each separate entity within this company. The owner is retired and has an adult daughter who will stay on for 5+ years and continue as General Manager.

 

Corporate headquarters are in Scranton; this entity supports the accounting/bookkeeping, insurance needs, and HR. There is an intermodal terminal operations company also located in Pennsylvania, and a bulk rail facility in New York that is a short line railroad and is project-oriented, handling everything from mats for pipelines, re-bar for road construction, and utility poles for the power industry. The fourth entity is a rail facility in Pennsylvania with a certified truck scale and multiple conveyers.

 

The team is comprised of 1 Operations Manager/Communications Director, 1 VP of Business Development, 1 Controller, 1 Accounting/HR, 1 Safety Officer/Project Oversight, plus a number of day managers, night managers, mechanics, transload operators, crane operators, truck drivers, and clerical staff. Assets include 6 sand trans loaders/conveyers, 4 hostler trucks, 2 overhead gantry cranes, a vacuum lift, and a variety of heavy lifting equipment & heavy construction pieces.

 

Substantial growth is inevitable for this family of companies. Expanding their service area further south, adding another fully functional terminal, increasing commodities, and looking further into increasing residual waste removal services would be tremendous and diversified.

 

Business Highlights

Year Established: 20+ years

Location:  Pennsylvania & New York: 4 Locations

Service Area: Mid-Atlantic to Northeast U.S.

Services: Railroad terminal operation for inbound/outbound freight clients, clerical & inspection work for inbound & outbound rail freight, equipment maintenance & repair, transloading of frac sand, swamp mats, propane, residual waste, hazmat materials, agricultural products, etc.

Clients: Transportation providers, oil & gas companies,  agriculture industry, PennDOT, energy sector, plastics & lumber clients

Reason for Selling: Retirement / Age

Personnel: 36: Owner + 1 Operations Manager/Communications Director, 1 VP Business Development, 1 Controller, 1 Accounting/HR, 1 Safety Officer/Project Oversight, plus a number of day managers, night managers, mechanics, transload operators, crane operators, truck drivers, and clerical; All cross-trained to work at each location

Seller Training Period: Seller is currently passive, with an adult daughter and son-in-law running the day-to-day operations; both want to remain in active positions under new ownership. Owner would remain available for 1 year if desired.

Growth Opportunities: Expand service area, add another terminal, increase commodities, look further into increasing residual waste removal services

Financial Highlights

  • List Price: $7,450,000
  • Gross Sales:
    • 2021: $3,663,903
    • 2020: $4,490,022
    • 2019: $5,361,843
  • Cash Flow:
    • 2021: $879,199
    • 2020: $1,405,191
    • 2019: $1,715,404

*amounts may vary

Cash Flow Analysis

Description of Financial StatementP&L Statement
Combined
Tax Return
Combined
Tax Return
Combined
Notes
202020192018
GROSS SALES$4,490,022$5,361,843$6,862,549
Net Income Shown on Financial Statement$130,410$560,822$316,293
ADDBACKS
Compensation to Owner$350,000$234,900$227,900
11% Tax on total W2 Salaries$38,500$25,839$25,069
Depreciation$172,057$67,198$457,913
Interest$68,239$88,695$124,821
Pension$7,861$7,861$7,8161/2 Owner in Headquarters
Life & Health Insurance$24,000$24,000$24,000$2,000/month in Headquarters
Management Fee$500,625$546,000$637,845Paid Internally - Phantom Expense 75%
Travel$29,771$5,351$31,15250% Personal from all entities
Meals & Entertainment$6,467$5,518$9,182
Amortization$2,642$334$0
Equipment Rental$97,124$148,886$117,71495% Internal - Non-Onward Going
Contributions/Donations$1,120$0$0
TOTAL ADDBACKS$1,298,406$1,154,582$1,663,412
Seller's Cash Flow = Total Addbacks + Net Income$1,428,816$1,715,404$1,979,705
Profit Margin31.82 %31.99 %28.85 %
  • Combined Profit Margin: 36%

Clients

  • Transportation Providers
  • Oil & gas companies
  • Agriculture Industry
  • PennDOT
  • Energy sector
  • Plastics & lumber clients

Specific information regarding clients is available upon the receipt of a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Services

  • Lift operations
  • In/Out gate equipment processes and inspections
  • Operations & maintenance of various intermodal overhead and side lift equipment
  • Ownership & operations of hostler equipment & services
  • Various additional customized services such as reefer refueling, equipment inspections, maintenance & repairs, etc.
  • Complete turnkey facility operations

Personnel

  • 1 Owner: general oversight, building professional relationships
  • 1 Operations Manager/Communications Director
  • 1 VP of Business Development
  • 1 Controller
  • 1 Accounting/HR
  • 1 Safety Officer/Project Oversight
  • Several day managers, night managers, mechanics, transload operators, crane operators, truck drivers, and clerical staff

All employees are cross trained to work at each location.

Growth Opportunities

  • Expand service area
  • Look further into increasing residual waste removal services
  • Participate in additional commodities
  • Win new terminal contracts
  • Acquire other operators
  • Expand operations on the bulk side to start additional terminals in areas not well served, particularly on short lines

Funding Example

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