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ESSENTIAL SERVICES BUSINESS NOT ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY Covid-19.
Reputable and well-established profitable appliance repair centre.
The business was established more than three decades ago by the existing owner. Reason for selling is that the owner now wishes to retire and changing personal circumstances.
The type of domestic appliance repairs covers mostly the full range and includes all the major brands.
Over the years the repair business has build up with an excellent reputation in the market place with many referrals, being listed with insurance companies and to a lesser extent repeat work from two corporate customers.
The business repair working premises are located on the owner’s residential property. Therefore the new owner either need similar own facilities with a minimum area of around 80 square metres (the size of a double garage) to be able to work from home or otherwise rent suitable premises. The Seller is willing for the new owner to rent his existing home facilities for the first three months before having to move and this will also enable a seamless takeover.
Sellers Discretionary Earnings, also known as EBPITD (Earnings before Proprietors Compensation, Interest, Tax and Depreciation) amounts to R64,900 pm. The profit is stated before any rent (the owner do not allocate rent) however all other reasonable expenses have been provided in the profit figure.
The owner has his own bakkie for pick-ups and deliveries from and to customers and included in the selling price. The owner feels that there is specific advantages to perform repairs at a location away compared to the alternative of performing the repairs at the customers own homes.
The small staff compliment is well trained and very reliable.
The business will suit someone who wants to work hands on in the business with the day to day running of the business. The business can also easily be incorporated into a similar service business to achieve growth and synergies.
The selling price of R960,000 is regarded as a fair price offering a very good ROI of 81% and payback period of 15 months.
There is huge potential in the business to grow and a new line of business has just been started that offers excellent synergy with the existing operations of the business. The business is benefiting from the Covid-19 as people’s earnings are adversely affected and weak Rand/US Dollar exchange making appliance more expensive resulting in a greater need for repairing compared to replacements.
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