Solar Electricity Install w/$6M in Backlog
36% profit margin & average sale size is $100K!
36% profit margin coming from an average sale size of $100K. With $6.2MM in the pipeline, this solar design & installation business in the Midwest is ready for growth and expansion! With little overhead and high gross sales, this is the perfect business. The new owner does not need solar experience, but a passion for solar and a background in sales would help with continued success. The current owner is willing to carry 10% of the note, along with holding 10% in equity as well.
This company currently focuses Developing Solar PV projects. The projects undertaken by this company are from inside sales and referrals. Projects have a 20% - 45% margin, making this a great revenue generating business. While they currently focus their efforts on commercial projects, there is room to expand into the agricultural and residential markets.
This company has grown quickly since 2011 and they have installed over 100,000 individual solar modules for Midwest customers. Projects vary in size from as small as $25,000 and can exceed upwards of $1.5 million. Longstanding relationships with distributors and subcontractors, help show that this business has been providing quality work in the solar industry. Minimal competition in the service area and immediate energy savings for customers make this an easy sell. This business is ready for a new owner to take it to new heights.
- Year Established: 2011
- Location: Missouri
- Service Area: Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois
- Average Jobs Last Year: 35
- Lease: 1 Office and Warehouse
- Reason for Selling: Industry consolidation
- Employees: 1 Project Manager &Master Electrician, 2 Electricians, 2 Business Developers, 1 Office Administrator, 1099 Contractors as needed
- Hours: 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday
- Seller Training Period: One Year Hands-on, Negotiable as an advisor
- Growth Opportunities: Increase direct sales, increase service area, in-house financing, residential installation
- Current Owner’s Responsibilities: Sales, Some Project Management, Financial Management of projects
- List Price: $9,700,000
- Gross Sales:
- 2019: $8,000,308
- Cash Flow:
- 2019: $2,831,879
- 2018: $245,197
- 2017: $614,590
- 2016: $332,745
- Assets Included in Purchase*
- Intangible Assets: Great reputation and referrals
- Tools and Vehicle: $30,000
- Vehicles: 20,000
- Upcoming Work: $6,200,000
- Average Contract Size: $200,000
*amounts may vary
Clients and Services
- Project Manager – Master Electrician – FT
- Manages on-site crews
- 2 Electricians – FT
- Two Inside Sales Callers – FT
- Acquiring new business
- Potential to make proposals
- One Office Administrator/Project Coordinator
- Coordinates Paperwork, permitting and utility interconnection process.
- 1099 contractors
- Hired as needed per project for installation
- Increase Sales
- Increase inside sales
- Increase subcontracted sales
- Expand Markets
- Expand Offerings
- LED Lighting
- Electrical work (Battery or car charging Installations)
- Other Energy Efficiency or renewable technologies
- Increase Service Area
- Several nearby states not currently included in sales area
- Would need to ensure you have licenses in states where you would like to operate
- Increase Service Contracts
- Currently no service contracts
The Firm Business Brokerage used a Cash Flow Valuation methodology to determine the Purchase Price of the business.
The formula used is as follows:
Cash Flow x Prescribed Multiple = Fair Market Value
Cash Flow is the sum of business net income plus any owner perks and any non-onward going expenses.
A multiple is prescribed by a 20 question, 100-point parameter ranking system that is used to analyze the current business health. Each question is based on a scale from 1 to 5: 1 being low, 2 below average, 3 average, 4 above average, 5 high. The average of the responses sum is the business’ prescribed multiple.
For this business, the 2019 Cash Flow was used with a prescribed multiple of 3.4. With this information, the computation is as follows:
$2,831,879 x 3.4 = $9,628,389
The Fair Market Value found above positions the business List Price at $9,700.000.
Purchase Price: $9,700,000
15%Down Payment: $1,455,000
10%Seller Carry: $970,000
10%Equity Roll: $970,000
65% Bank Loan: $6,305,000
Seller Financing 5-year term at a rate of 4.5% equals a monthly loan payment of $18,084.
Bank Loan 7-year term at a rate of 6% equals a monthly loan payment of $92,107.
After business expenses and loan payments, a buyer with a 15% down payment of $1,455,000 would retain a profit of $1,292,586, which results in an 89% return on investment in the first year.
A lender is required to have a minimum 1.5 coverage ratio for any business loans extended. At a proposed Purchase Price of $9,700,000 with the terms listed above, the coverage ratio is 1.84.
Please note that the decision of whether to extend a loan on any sale belongs to the bank, and this document does not guarantee specific terms or verify that financing is available.
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