Cell Carrier Maintenance & Tech Installation
Working with all major telecom carries, this experienced and knowledgeable team leads in wireless communication installation and maintenance. Originally one company, but now two, this combined listing is an opportunity to own a business that offers comprehensive telecommunications services from the ability to work on cell towers from top to bottom, to stadium DAS services. With a concentration on cell tower facilities, this business offers high-quality maintenance and service for everything from repairing a broken hinge to upgrading technology. With an additional specialty in cell tower work, these climbers are OSHA certified, well-trained, and very knowledgeable. Certified electricians are also a part of this dynamic team and are able to address the complex electrical needs surrounding telecommunications work.
Occupying a 21,000 square-foot space in the St. Louis area, the facility has 9 offices, a meeting room, break room, and a large warehouse with rack and open storage. A secondary warehouse in the Kansas City area is also utilized as a secondary base of operations. While able to provide national service, work is currently focused on projects located in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois.
Well-positioned to grow as large as one’s vision allows for, and with wireless technology ever expanding, a new owner could expand current operations or focus on branching out into new areas such as civil and government projects. There are three current owners. Duties for two can be replaced by current staff or one additional resource. The owners do not do field work.
- Year Established: 2005
- Location: St. Louis area and Kansas City area
- Service Area: National with a focus on Missouri, Kansas, Illinois
- Services: Wireless communication installation and maintenance, new construction, modifications, repairs, maintenance, and cell tower work
- Clients: Large Telecom Companies i.e. Verizon, AT&T
- Building: 21,000 sq. ft., 9 offices (2,500 sq. ft.), meeting room, warehouse, lease through 4.2022
- Reason for Selling: New ventures
- Employees: 45: Operations Manager (1), DAS Manager (1), Small Cell Specialist (1), Kansas City Specialty Projects Manager (1), Installers (17), Project Manager (2), Foremen (6), field employees (14), Administrative Assistants (2)
- Seller Training Period: 90 days transition
- Growth Opportunities: Add employees to increase capacity, expand into civil projects
- Current Owner’s Responsibilities: Owner 1: HR, business and financial management; Owner 2: Project and inventory oversight; Owner 3: Daily operations and project management
- List Price: $11,000,000
- Gross Sales:
- 2017: $9,839,479
- 2016: $6,784,519
- 2015: $7,714,119
- 2014: $10,251,174
- Cash Flow:
- 2017: $2,704,810
- 2016: $397,391
- 2015: $2,555,603
- 2014: $4,181,043
- Assets Included in Purchase*
- Equipment: $150,000: Tools, forklift, hoists, testers
- Vehicles: $250,000: 11 vehicles, 6 trailers
- Inventory: Ordered per project
- A/R: 1,750,000
- Intangible Assets: Highly regarded for quality workmanship, reliable, responsive, long-term relationships with clients, knowledgeable staff
*amounts may vary
Cash Flow Analysis
- Fluctuation in sales can be attributed to changing workloads for the carriers as well as reduced RFPs. There were also lags in available equipment that impacted sales.
- 2014 cash flow is in the full Cash Flow Analysis located in the Attachments as well as in the Deal Room
Services and Clients
- Large telecommunications companies
- Installation, repair, and maintenance of technology related to wireless communication
- DAS (Distributive Antenna Solutions)
- LTE servicing
- This company does not do work that includes climbing cell towers.
- Fixing the physical appearance of cell sites
- Fixing doors, hinges, compartments, covers
- Fixing the facilities
- Lighting, electrical
- Fixing the health of the area
- Pest control
- Fixing the physical appearance of cell sites
- Antenna and line repair (new and replacement)
- Work on new build cell towers and facilities (This business does not build cell towers.)
- Maintain, repair, or replace macro equipment on the ground
- Power plant batteries
- Low voltage electrical work
- Install and upgrade conduits
- Custom equipment
- 24-hour trouble shooting and emergency services
Specific information regarding clients is available upon the receipt of a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement.
- Operations Manager (1)
- DAS Manager (1)
- Small Cell Specialist (1)
- Kansas City Specialty Projects Manager (1)
- Installers (17)
- Project Manager (2)
- Foremen (6)
- Field Employees (14)
- Administrative Assistants (2)
- Expand capacity by increasing the team
- Expand areas of operation
- Increase capacity in Kansas City area
- Expand into civil projects
- Expand into government agencies/projects
- Increase tower crews
- Expand into additional electrical work
- Expand operations from location in Kansas City to increase work there
The Firm Business Brokerage used a Cash Flow Valuation methodology to determine the Purchase Price of the business.
The formula used is as follows:
Cash Flow x Prescribed Multiple = Fair Market Value
Cash Flow is the sum of business net income plus any owner perks and any non-onward going expenses.
A multiple is prescribed by a 20 question, 100-point parameter ranking system that is used to analyze the current business health. Each question is based on a scale from 1 to 5: 1 being low, 2 below average, 3 average, 4 above average, 5 high. The average of the responses sum is the business’ prescribed multiple.
For this business, a 2017 Cash Flow was used with a prescribed multiple is 4.44. With this information, the computation is as follows:
$2,704,810 x 4.07 = $11,008,576
The Fair Market Value found above positions the business List Price at $11,000,000.
Purchase Price: $11,000,000
15%Buyer Down Payment: $1,650,000
15%Seller Financing: $1,650,000
70%Bank Loan: $7,700,000
Seller Financing 6-year term at a rate of 4.50% equals a monthly loan payment of $26,192
Bank Loan 10-year term at a rate of 6% equals a monthly loan payment of $85,486
After business expenses and loan payments, a buyer with a 15% down payment of $1,650,000 would retain a profit of $1,364,675, which results in an 83% return on investment in the first year.
A lender is required to have a minimum 1.5 coverage ratio for any business loans extended. At a proposed Purchase Price of $11,000,000 with the terms listed above, the coverage ratio is 2.02.
Please note that the decision of whether to extend a loan on any sale belongs to the bank, and this document does not guarantee specific terms or verify that financing is available.
**The Firm Business Brokerage is not a real estate brokerage and therefore the staff will not handle any aspect of the lease, sale or purchase of real estate.**
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