Median asking price for Sacramento-area businesses falls year over year

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 2:06 pm

The median asking price of small- and medium-size businesses for sale in the Sacramento area during last year’s fourth quarter was $199,000, according to San Francisco-based

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 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 year’s 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.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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