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Electrical Contractor w/ 4M in Upcoming Work



  • Price

  • Revenue

  • Cash Flow

  • Equipment

  • Inventory

  • Account Receivable

  • Location
    Western Pennsylvania

  • Employees
    30 Employees

  • Service Area
    Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York

For over 40 years in western Pennsylvania, this electrical contractor has been servicing the area’s commercial and industrial businesses with new construction projects, design build engineer services and more. On staff are 30 full-time employees. The business has distinguished itself with on time and on budget completions, and has developed an outstanding apprentice program.


Offices and a warehouse are housed in a 15,000-sq. ft. facility with a loading dock and overhead doors.


Electrical services include electrical construction, design build services, electrical maintenance and more. Over half of revenue comes from construction jobs, with other services sharing the remaining mix. Please note that the in-house Engineer is qualified to obtain a Master Electrician’s license.


The company maintains steady work in the area, but growth opportunities are possible outside the existing 50-mile radius typically covered in the past. These include construction project opportunities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, if current licensing is updated. As a long-standing Associated Builders & Contractors member, additional construction sales are available.


This business has 4M in upcoming work for 2018!

Business Highlights

  • Years in Business: Over 40
  • Location: Western PA
  • Service Area: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York
  • Clients: 100’s on a continual basis
  • Services: Electrical construction (new & remodel), design build services, electrical maintenance, and energy
  • Building: 15,000 sq. ft.
  • Reason for Selling: Retirement
  • Employees: 30
  • Seller Training Period: Transition will last while Electrical Engineer obtains Master Electrician’s license
  • Growth Opportunities: Electrical construction beyond a 50-mile radius. Development of current experience in special systems and services contracts.
  • Current Owner’s Responsibilities: Sales & employee management. Seller is not an Electrical Engineer.

Financial Highlights

  • List Price: $1,068,000 
  • Gross Sales: 
  • 2016 – 2017: $3,463,515
  • 2015 – 2016: $3,010,156
  • 2014 – 2015: $3,604,478 
  • Cash Flow: 
  • 2016 – 2017: $273,992
  • 2015 – 2016: $142,168 
  • Sales Breakdown: 
  • Construction – 56%
  • Commercial Service Work – 16%
  • Energy/Residential Service Work – 28% 
  • Assets Included in the Purchase:
  • Equipment: $164,875 – trailers, scissors lifts, ladders, scaffolding, drill units and more
  • Vehicles: $62,500 – 9 Chevy Cargo Vans, 1 Ford Transit
  • Inventory: $126,635
  • A/R: $579,326
  • Retainage Receivables: $87,876
  • Upcoming: $2,615,000 Bids / $2,427,805 Contract / $520,600 Pending

*amounts may vary

Cash Flow Analysis

Description of Financial StatementP&L Statement
Tax ReturnTax ReturnNotes
GROSS SALES$3,463,515$3,010,156$3,604,478
Net Income Shown on Financial Statement$142,881$59,724$-59,724
Compensation to Owner$31,000$31,000$76,000
11% Tax on total W2 Salaries$3,410$3,410$8,360
Vehicle Payments$9,947$0$0$828.96/month
Wife's Work Package$15,000$15,000$15,000$15,000/year salary
Interest$0$6,768$4,169Non-onward going
Depreciation$37,469$14,905$24,988Non-cash item
Contributions/Donations$434$1,873$0Non-onward going
Health & DDS Insurance$3,871$0$0$74.46/week x 52 weeks
Auto-Personal Use$1,299$0$0$108.33/month
Meals & Entertainment$6,017$3,528$3,555Personal expenses
Non-Business Telephone$1,421$960$960$118.49/month
Personal Club Membership$3,784$5,000$5,000Travel & Lodge Expense ($2,379/year + 5 months x $281)
Rent Adjustment$6,000$0$0$116,000 onward rent
TOTAL ADDBACKS$131,111$82,444$138,032
Seller's Cash Flow = Total Addbacks + Net Income$273,992$142,168$78,308
Profit Margin7.91 %4.72 %2.17 %


  • Fiscal year runs August through July
  • While sales were slightly higher during the 2014 – 2015 FY, net income was 139% higher during the 2016 – 2017 FY
  • 2015 saw a drop in sales as a major customer retired


Electrical Construction

  • Construction and project management for general contractors, architects, professional engineers, and building managers
  • Past projects have included work with an imaging center, an elementary school, office buildings, and sports facilities

Design Build Services

  • Electrical Engineering with Computer Aided Drafting

Service and Maintenance

  • Service crews available 24/7
  • Services include electrical maintenance, repairs, and installations.
  • Special systems

Lighting Systems

  • Customers have included major manufacturing concerns, colleges, and government agencies.

Special Systems

  • Design, engineering, installation and support of voice/data structured cabling
  • Certified with several manufacturers for Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6 and optical fiber solutions
  • Leviton-certified installations and Hubbell-certified installations
  • While currently a smaller part of the company’s income, special systems such as lighting controls,

fire alarm, security and entry access offer great potential due to higher percentage profit

Revenue Analysis


  • Over half of revenue is generated from construction jobs
    • Construction and project management for general contractors, architects, professional engineers and building managers
  • Lighting, producing 27% of income, aims to replace existing lighting systems through improving lighting levels and energy savings


Fiscal Year Comparison


August – October 2017 August – October 2016
Income: $986,259 Income: $532,605
Net Income: $34,994 Net Income: ($60,831)


  • FY 2017 – 2018 is outshining 2016 – 2017 by an 85% increase in sales!



  • 30 Employees
  • Office
    • Receptionist
    • Business Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Warehouse Manager
    • Warehouse Delivery person 
  • Electricians/Field Workers
    • Electrical Engineer/Project Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Service Manager
    • Journeyman
    • Apprentices

Valuation Details

The Firm Business Brokerage used a Cash Flow Valuation to determine the Purchase Price of a business. 

The formula used is as follows:

2016 – 2017 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.

With this information, the computation is as follows:

$273,992         x          3.88     =          $1,063,089

The Fair Market Value found above positions the business List Price at $1,063,000.

Funding Example

Purchase Price:                                $1,063,000

15% Buyer Down Payment:             $159,450

10% Seller Financing:                      $106,300

75% Bank Loan:                                $797,250

Seller Financing 5-year term at a rate of 4.5% equals a monthly loan payment of $1,982.

Bank Loan 7-year term at a rate of 6% equals a monthly loan payment of $11,647.

After business expenses and loan payments, a buyer with a 15% down payment of $159,450 would retain a profit of $110,451, a 69% 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 $1,063,000 with the terms listed above, the coverage ratio is 1.68. 

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.

Purchase Price:



Bank Loan Needed: $


Funding Details


Offer Price: $

% Buyer Cash Down at Closing: $

% Seller Carry Back via Promissory Note: $

year term at a rate of %

% of Purchase Price secured by Buyer and Seller

Total Bank Loan Need: $

% of Purchase Price

Desired Loan Type:

Desired Bank Terms: year term at a rate of %

Total Business Assets, Inventory, and A/R: $

Total Undercollateralized Loan: $

Loan Payments

Monthly Payment to Bank: $
Yearly Payment to Bank: $
Monthly Payment to Seller: $
Yearly Payment to Seller: $
Total Monthly Debt Service: $
Total Yearly Debt Service: $


Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio

The bank will require a minimum ratio of 1.5 to be lendable.

Cash Flow:
2016 - 2017 Cash Flow
Annual Debt Service: $

Buyer's Net Operating Income (NOI)

The amount of money the Buyer will retain as profit.

Cash Flow:
2016 - 2017 Cash Flow
Annual Debt Service: -$

Buyer's Return on Investment (ROI)

The rate of return on the Buyer's down payment.

Down Payment: $
ROI: %


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