Fully describe the business's activities?
The main activities include the daily training of learners on heavy earth moving equipment to a proficient and safe level. This training is performed on the on-site campus and includes a wide verity of equipment. On completion of training, the learners are issued with a certificate indicating safe and proficient operating of the selected equipment. Maintenance of the training equipment is performed in-house by the owner and forms a small part of the business.
How long has the business been established?
Registered in 2013 but have been trading since 2012.
How long has the owner had the business?
Owner started the business in 2012, have been involved in the Earthmoving /Plant Hire industry since 1993.
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
Various CETA and TETA accredited training schools approach Fisher Operator Training to teach learners the practical operation of the various machines. This is all performed at the on-site Campus that simulates a mining and construction environment. The campus includes class rooms, rest rooms and waiting area. The owner son (Ops manager) also performs CETA and TETA training on a private capacity as Fisher Operator Training (Pty) Ltd is not accredited to issue TETA and CETA certificates.
How are the clients attracted to the business?
Good reputation and known track record (word of mouth) ensures continues supply of learner operators. Good relationship with the existing accredited CETA and TETA schools results in repeat business.
What competition exists?
No competitor with the extensive range of machines in the area.
What are the seasonal trends?
December is traditionally a quiet month.
Is the business VAT Registered?
Are there up-to-date Management Accounts available?
Yes, management account available form 2015.
What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
Management accounts available at due diligence process.
What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
What is the age analysis of the debtors book?
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
Focus on obtaining accreditation of Fisher Operator Training (Pty) Ltd at CETA and TETA, this will ensure additional business (exploring the value chain).
Is Seller finance available and for what amount?
Owner open to terms, to be negotiated.
What is the total staff complement?
Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?
1x Manager 6x Trainers
Do any receive special perks or incentives?
Are they on contract?
Standard employment contracts.
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
Owners' son (Ops Manager) is daily involved in the business.
When does the current lease end?
To be negotiated with owner. Seller owns property.
What is the annual escalation %?
What are the trading hours?
What are the main assets of the business?
15 Earthmoving / heavy equipment machines and office equipment. ______________________________________________________ Front End Loader : CAT 928G CAT 140 G Grader Excavator Komatsu PC 200-7 LHD Aardvark Roller Smooth drum CAT CS533D 10T Bulldozer CAT D4E Skidsteer Loader Racoon FAW Tipper/water cart CA13-160FD 8t. Mobile Crane 80t Gantry Crane Tower Crane 2 t. 20m Terex Rigid Dumper 80t Articulated Dump Truck Volvo 30t. A30D Mercedes Benz 3545 Double Diff Truck & 18m Copelyn Tipper Hammer Classroom & Office
What is their overall condition?
Used equipment in good condition.
Do any require repairing?
Normal ongoing maintenance.
How have they been valued ?
Excellent training campus with diverse array of equipment. Good business location. Existing loyal and satisfied customers. Experienced trainers. Vast and diverse customer base (including customers from neighboring countries).
Little marketing of business results in existing repeat customers only.
Possibility to increase revenue on CETA and TETA accreditation.
Business subjected to sometimes cyclic/volatile nature of the construction industry.
What is the reason for the sale?
Owner wishes to emigrate.
Why is this a good business?
Established, profitable business with a vast array of equipment ensuring unique position in this market segment.
What is the price plus stock and the net profit?
Asking price is R6.5mil, includes assets (mainly machinery) of R6mil estimate. This price was reduced from R9.5mil
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