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  • Mandate: 33095
  • Added: 20 Sep 2019
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School pupil transport to and from schools in the Northern Suburbs

Gauteng, Johannesburg
Mandate 33095
Added 20 Sep 2019
R 6,670,000* ZAR
Stock: R 0
Assets: R 3,325,488
R 205,158 ZAR
Steve Boardman
Aldes Central

The business transports scholars to and from schools in the Northern Suburbs with a number of service agreements in place with top schools

R 6,670,000* ZAR
Stock: R0
Assets: R3,325,488
R 205,158 ZAR

The business transports scholars to and from schools in the Northern Suburbs with a number of service agreements in place with top schools

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Fully describe the business's activities?
Established in 2006, this business has grown from one vehicle to more than 28 in the fleet. it services schools in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg transporting scholars to and from school in the area with a fleet of vehicles ranging from 7 seaters, 15 seaters and coaches

How long has the business been established?

How long has the owner had the business?
Since Inception

How does the business operate on a daily basis?
The business is run from a centralised office dedicated to the successful routing of vehicles, management of staff and dealings with parents and schools

How are the clients attracted to the business?
The business is the preferred supplier of transport services to a number of schools in the area together with agreements with the individual parents, to provide a consistent level of service to parents

What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
There is a web page plus social media and very strong word of mouth and recommendations by current clients and schools

Does the business have any contract work?
They are the preferred supplier to a number of schools in the catchment area

What competition exists?
There are other transport businesses but this is the largest in the area

What are the seasonal trends?

Is the business VAT Registered?
No, does not need it as scholar transport is exempt

What VAT documentation is on file?

Are there up-to-date Management Accounts available?
Cash flow forecast for 2019 to 2020, the seller is only leaving the country in December and is prepared to warrant the profitability to then, provided the business is run in the same way she has been operating it.

What Balance Sheet and Income Statements are available?
Annual financial statements to February 2019

What percentage of the business is cash/credit?
Practically all EFT payments

What is the age analysis of the debtors book?
Total outstanding +- R40 000 included in selling price, minimal bad debts

How could the profitability of the business be improved?
The current owner has been very hands on, and has grown the business gradually, good staff are in place and a new owner could expand operations to other area. They have had enquiries from Pretoria, the Westand, Eastrand and the South of Johannesburg, Durban and Capetown to set up in those areas.

Is Seller finance available and for what amount?

What is the total staff complement?
There are 32 staff including a fleet manager and office staff and supervisor

Are they on contract?

Do any have management potential?
The business can run on it's own but the ideal is an owner operator

How involved is the Owner in running the business?
Fully Involved

When does the current lease end?
Operates from an office in Fourways

What are the main assets of the business?
The main assets of the business are vehicles valued at R3.3 million

Are any items not included in the sale?

What is their overall condition?

Do any require repairing?
Normal maintenance

How have they been valued ?
Owners valuation

Which assets are on lease/HP and with whom?
A number of vehicles are on HP and lease, all costs for the vehicles are included in cost of sales

Will Seller settle or Buyer to take over?
Buyer to take over

Are copies of agreements available?
Will be made available

Are they presently insured?

Excellent, organised, profitable business with great growth prospects and high asset base

None known, provided current levels of service and safety are maintained

A new owner has many opportunities to grow this business via expansion in Gauteng and perhaps franchising in other areas together with weekend and after hours transfers

None known as long as service levels are maintained

What is the reason for the sale?
The owner is emigrating to the UK, her husband has already relocated

Why is this a good business?
Long established business currently effecting 700 transfers per day with excellent service and safety record

What is the price plus stock and the profit?
Selling at R6.67million including assets of R3.3 million netting over R2 million EBITDA

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