Financial performance - Canadian Industry Statistics

Investigation and Security Services - 5616

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:
Profit margin
Value in:
Percentage
Data year:
2016
Industry:
Investigation and Security Services - 5616

N/A = Data not available based on selected status

Report by profit margin and percentage
  Whole
industry
(reliability)
Bottom
quartile
(25%)
Lower
middle
(25%)
Upper
middle
(25%)
Top
quartile
(25%)
Percentage of
businesses
reporting
Number of businesses 4,318
Profit margin range:
Low (%): N/A N/A 1.8% 11.7% 36.9%
High(%): 100.0% 1.8% 11.7% 36.9% 100.0%
REVENUES AND EXPENSES (percentage of total revenue) - Averages
Total revenue 100.0B 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
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) 36.9B 44.0 41.2 31.5 7.9 61.5
Wages and benefits 12.3B 17.0 14.0 7.7 0.7 20.4
Purchases, materials and sub-contracts 24.7B 27.0 27.3 23.9 7.1 59.6
Opening Inventory 2.0B 2.3 2.2 1.6 0.4 17.3
Closing inventory 2.0B 2.4 2.4 1.7 0.4 17.2
Operating expenses (indirect expenses) 52.8B 62.1 52.8 48.7 30.1 98.0
Labour and commissions 31.1B 37.6 33.0 27.5 9.8 63.6
Amortization and depletion 1.8B 2.0 1.6 1.7 2.0 77.5
Repairs and maintenance 0.6B 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 41.5
Utilities and telephone/telecommunication 1.6B 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.5 88.2
Rent 2.3B 2.6 2.3 2.3 1.2 58.0
Interest and bank charges 0.5E 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3 59.1
Professional and business fees 2.4C 3.6 1.8 2.0 1.6 88.0
Advertising and promotion 1.9C 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.4 77.6
Delivery, shipping and warehouse expenses 0.1B 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 12.3
Insurance 1.2B 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.0 76.6
Other expenses 9.3C 9.9 8.6 9.4 10.8 97.4
Total expenses 89.7B 106.2 93.9 80.2 38.0 98.1
Net profit/loss 10.3B -6.2 6.1 19.8 62.0 99.9
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 23.5 -8.7 16.8 53.2 178.4
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 (%) 63.1 56.0 58.8 68.5 92.1
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 (%) 81.1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total revenue 459.3B 821.4 686.7 447.8 155.4
Total expenses 388.9B 814.1 645.1 359.0 59.1
Net profit 70.4B 7.3 41.6 88.8 96.3
Non-Profitable
Percentage of businesses (%) 18.9 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total revenue 490.4B N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total expenses 539.1B N/A N/A N/A N/A
Net loss -48.8C N/A N/A N/A N/A

Quality Indicators

A
Excellent
B
Very good
C
Good
D
Acceptable
E
Use with caution
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