Financial performance - Canadian Industry Statistics

Food Merchant Wholesalers - 4131

Here you will find information on average revenues, expenses and profits for small and medium-sized businesses in this sub-sector. You can use this information to see how your business measures up to the competition.

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Revenue range:
Annual revenues $30,000 - $5,000,000
Provinces/territory/Canada:
Canada
Incorporation status:
All businesses
Note: Balance sheet information is not available for all businesses and unincorporated businesses under the incorporation status.
Distribution by:
Total revenue
Value in:
Thousands of dollars
Data year:
2018
Industry:
Food Merchant Wholesalers - 4131

N/A = Data not available based on selected status

Report by revenue in thousand of dollars
  Whole
industry
(reliability)
Bottom
quartile
(25%)
Lower
middle
(25%)
Upper
middle
(25%)
Top
quartile
(25%)
Percentage of
businesses
reporting
Number of businesses 6,938
Revenue range:
Low ($000) 30 30 120 357 1,095
High ($000) 5,000 120 357 1,095 5,000
REVENUES AND EXPENSES (thousands of dollars) - Averages
Total revenue 844.8B 69.9 214.7 662.4 2,432.0 100.0
Sales of goods and services N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
All other revenues N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cost of sales (direct expenses) 606.3B 25.6 101.5 449.2 1,848.9 81.9
Wages and benefits 17.5B 0.6 5.2 14.9 49.3 11.8
Purchases, materials and sub-contracts 591.9B 24.7 97.6 436.6 1,808.5 80.9
Opening Inventory 57.3C 5.4 14.0 38.7 170.8 48.9
Closing inventory 60.3C 5.2 15.2 41.0 179.8 48.7
Operating expenses (indirect expenses) 205.8C 35.0 92.9 182.7 512.4 98.8
Labour and commissions 80.7B 9.5 32.3 66.9 214.0 64.8
Amortization and depletion 11.9C 2.6 6.1 10.9 28.0 75.4
Repairs and maintenance 7.2C 1.2 3.5 6.7 17.5 54.1
Utilities and telephone/telecommunication 9.1C 1.9 4.6 9.0 20.8 82.8
Rent 19.6C 3.1 8.0 17.7 49.5 62.7
Interest and bank charges 3.6E 0.8 2.6 3.8 7.3 64.0
Professional and business fees 10.7E 2.4 5.8 9.5 24.9 90.2
Advertising and promotion 7.3E 1.4 3.4 6.2 18.4 69.9
Delivery, shipping and warehouse expenses 6.0C 0.4 1.7 4.3 17.7 22.1
Insurance 4.3C 1.0 2.5 4.1 9.7 67.4
Other expenses 45.3E 10.8 22.5 43.6 104.5 97.2
Total expenses 812.1B 60.6 194.5 631.9 2,361.3 98.9
Net profit/loss 32.7B 9.4 20.3 30.5 70.7 99.7
BALANCE SHEET (thousands of dollars) - Averages
Total assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total current assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Accounts receivable N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Closing inventory N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other current assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Net tangible and intangible assets N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
All other assets and adjustments N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total liabilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total current liabilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Current bank loans N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other current liabilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Long term liabilities N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total equity N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
FINANCIAL RATIOS Averages
Current ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Debt to equity ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Interest coverage ratio 10.0 13.0 8.7 9.0 10.7
Debt ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Revenue to equity ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Revenue to closing inventory ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Current debt to equity (%) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Net profit to equity (%) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Net fixed assets to equity (%) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gross margin (%) 28.2 63.4 52.7 32.2 24.0
Return on total assets (%) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Collection period for accounts receivable (days) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
PROFITABLE vs NON-PROFITABLE BUSINESSES (thousands of dollars)
Profitable
Percentage of businesses (%) 74.5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total revenue 876.6B 71.0 215.8 663.0 2,473.3
Total expenses 809.5B 49.2 174.7 602.4 2,332.3
Net profit 67.1C 21.8 41.0 60.6 141.0
Non-Profitable
Percentage of businesses (%) 25.5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total revenue 751.7B 67.3 211.9 660.5 2,293.9
Total expenses 819.7C 90.4 248.8 722.4 2,458.2
Net loss -68.0E -23.1 -36.9 -61.9 -164.3

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Very good
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Good
D
Acceptable
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