High-End Floral & Design Services with 26% Profit Margin
The owner of this business lives out of town and works 2-3 days per week!
The owner of this business lives out of town and works 2-3 days per week! Serving Omaha and Lincoln for 20 years, this company focuses on high end weddings and corporate events with an average event sale range of $7,000-$8,000. This business has a unique ability to create and execute any request including lavish floral arrangements, draping, lighting, center pieces, and back drops. A full time lead creative consultant, warehouse studio manager, and a handful of part time employees ensure no detail is overlooked. A large workshop area, storage facility and a consultation office in a nearby city help this company maintain their excellent reputation. Recommendations from party planners, caterers, and former clients have allowed this company to flourish without active advertising. They have recently been nationally recognized in a TLC article. Over the years, a focus on floral has expanded to achieve an even split between floral, rentals, and design.
As seasonality effects all event design companies, the winter months would be a perfect time for a new owner to take this business to the next level. With additional employees & minimal advertising, this company is fit to grow. The owner is willing to train for up to three months.
At the current purchase price of $205,000, a 15% down payment of $30,750 returns $83,970 in the first year after debt payments– a 273% return on investment.
- Revenue: $414,804
- Cash Flow: $109,039
- Year Established: 2010
- Location: Lincoln, NE
- Service Area: Omaha and Lincoln
- Lease: 1 main warehouse, 1 storage facility, 1 consultation office
- Clients: Wedding and corporate clientele
- Services: Décor, draping, lighting, event rentals, center pieces, back drops and floral
- Employees: 5: 1 FT Lead Creative Consultant, 1 FT Warehouse Studio Manager, 4 PT employees
- Reason for Selling: Family
- Seller Training Period: 3 months
- Event Rentals
- Center Pieces
- Back Drops
- List Price: $205,000
- Gross Sales:
- 2019 Statement of Revenue: $414,804
- 2019 Tax Return (Cash Basis): $413,860
- Cash Flow:
- 2019 Statement of Revenue: $107,039
- 2019 Tax Return (Cash Basis): $109,039
Assets of Business
- Assets: $58,000
- Equipment: $34,000—office supplies
- Inventory: $24,000-- Amounts fluctuate by season and event; large fully stocked storage facility with various rentals and props, walk-in cooler
- Intangible: Excellent reputation, quality social media presence & reviews, meticulous website, features on national wedding websites.
*See additional asset information in the attachments
Cash Flow Analysis
|Description of Financial Statement||Tax Return|
Statement of Revenue
|Net Income Shown on Financial Statement||$32,189||$31,841|
|Compensation to Owner||$4,000||$4,000|
|11% Tax on total W2 Salaries||$440||$440|
|Meals & Entertainment||$348||$696|
|Seller's Cash Flow = Total Addbacks + Net Income||$109,039||$107,039|
|Profit Margin||26.35 %||25.80 %|
- Profit Margin: 26%
- High end wedding clients
- Corporate clients
Specific information regarding clients is available upon the receipt of a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Initially, the floral industry took a hit from COVID-19, but the floral industry is now producing more sales than before COVID-19 hit. According to Produce Marketing Association, floral is up 12% from early March.
There are many ways that this company can continue to grow moving forward. Below, we have identified a couple of ideas to implement to see this growth.
The Firm Advisors used a cash flow valuation methodology to determine the purchase price of the business.
Cash flow is the sum of business net income plus any owner perks and any non-onward expenses. Then we prescribe a multiple based on 20 parameter which valuate the health of the business. For this valuation, we used the 2019 cash flow value making the business price much more favorable to the buyer.
The formula used is as follows:
Cash Flow x Prescribed Multiple = Fair Market Value
With this information, the computation is as follows:
$109,039 x 2 = $218,078
Purchase Price: $205,000
|15%Buyer Down Payment||$30,750||Must be unborrowed funds|
|10%Seller Financing or Equity||$20,500||5-year term at a rate of 4.50% = a monthly loan payment of $382|
|75%Bank Loan||$153,750||10-year term at a rate of 6% = a monthly loan payment of $1,707|
- Cash Flow: $109,039
- Annual Payment:
- To Seller: $4,586
- To Bank: $20,483
- Net Profit (after expenses and loan payment): $83,970
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