What makes liquor stores profitable?

In this video, Principal Broker, Harry Sidhu, discusses the key elements that make liquor stores successful.

So many factors come into play in making a liquor store profitable. When selling a liquor store, the location of a liquor store, local competition, stable personnel, marketing systems, inventory systems, type of inventory, supplier/vendor relations, rent expenses, lease term, security systems, etc.

Each of these factors influence the bottom line of liquor store profits. When a liquor store has a long-term lease, consistent sales, low payroll and occupancy expenses, and stable profits of over 30%, then that liquor store is highly marketable for sale. High grossing stores in proven locations are hard to replicate and therefore highly valuable and should sell for higher multiples.

It is important for the business owner/seller and buyer to consider key elements when transacting a liquor store business sale. These key factors are necessary to fully explore prior to transacting a liquor store sale.

Key Liquor Store Valuation Factors

  • why the business is being sold,
  • the lease terms,
  • additional income,
  • any issues pertaining to the liquor license,
  • equipment age/maintenance,
  • gross profits
  • category profits
  • cash flow,
  • whether new categories can be added,
  • whether new services (delivery) can be added
  • stability of staff
  • closest competition
  • back taxes owed
  • security/surveillance

When considering these factors in the sale of a liquor store, it’s also important to determine how long sales have been steady and profitable. If there were any variations, the seller must account. It’s also important to determine the salability of inventory.

How Mission Peak Brokers can help you buy or sell a liquor store.

For more information on all things related to Liquor Store For Sale in California, Mission Peak Brokers is here to help.

Should you need assistance buying a liquor store, or selling a liquor store, contact Mission Peak Brokers. We have performed hundreds of liquor store valuations and closed numerous liquor store deals. We know the ins and outs of what makes liquor store valuable and how to get the deal done.

Check out our current listings and our done liquor store deals too. We also broker financing for liquor store sales.

For more information on liquor store business opportunity sales, check out our Liquor Store Brokers hub.

In addition to selling liquor store business opportunities, we also manage liquor store commercial real estate.

If you need information on Liquor Store Financing, we can help you with securing Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for liquor stores.

We are the #1 Liquor Store Brokers in the Bay Area!

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