The median asking price of small- and medium-size businesses for sale in the Sacramento area during last years fourth quarter was $199,000, according to San Francisco-based BizBuySell.com.
That was down sharply from $220,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012. The median in the third quarter of 2013 was $200,000.
Fourth-quarter 2013 calculations were based on 187 Sacramento-area businesses listed at BizBuySell.com. The Sacramento statistics are based on listing data, not on actual completed business sales.
Listed businesses in the area had median revenue of $359,424 in last years fourth quarter, down from $402,706 in last quarter of 2012.
BizBuySell officials noted that business-for-sale activity increased nationwide in 2013, well above record lows seen in mid-2009. Officials expect the trend to continue in 2014.
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