Fire Safety Equipment Service & Distribution Company

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Executive Summary

This long established Company provides award winning fire safety products and services to customers (approximately 7,000 unique customers annually) in the industrial and contracting markets. In support of customer requirements for complying with state and municipal codes, the company offers service and distribution of fire extinguishers, cabinets, pre-engineered and engineered special hazard fire suppression systems, emergency and exit lighting, fire hoses, brass goods, first aid and training.

Sales are generated through the company’s decades long reputation for providing the highest quality services and cutting edge technology to a diverse customer base. Operating in an area with a considerable base of commercial and industrial businesses, the company sees strength in industrial services and estimates current market share at only 5%. A significant opportunity exists in bundling services as the Company’s pricing for this work is very competitive.

This opportunity is expected to be an excellent opportunity for a strategic buyer with complimentary services looking to add capabilities or as an add-on as a geographical fit.

Financial Information
Financial Metrics
2016 2015 2014 2013
Sales $2,111,932 $2,019,388 $2,244,639 $1,971,362
EBITDAS $364,501 $240,855 $379,081 $229,560
EBITDAS: Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Owners Salary.
Deal Structure
Open to Offer

All the furniture, fixtures and equipment used in the business will be included in the sale free and clear of all liens. A list of major items is included in the full profile on this Company.

Also included in the price will be net working capital of $191,699. Net working capital is defined as accounts receivable and inventory less accounts payable.

Accounts Receivable: $161,940

Inventory: $56,013

Accounts Payable: $26,254

Cash in the bank is specifically excluded from this sale and will be retained by the seller.

Other Information
Ownership Type
C Corporation
Long established


Facility #1) 4000 sq. ft. admin. offices and warehouse.

Facility #2) 576 sq. ft. storage

Rent: $2,800/mo. plus taxes, maintenance and insurance

16 full time non-union, 3 part time

Reason for Sale: Retirement

Training: The owner will assist the buyer during a customary transition period.