This unique internet-based manufacturing business specializes in solar lighting products. Working with its 3rd party manufacturers, the company designs and produces products under its own private label brand, which it then sells to its wholesale customers, including retail powerhouses such as Home Depot and Lamps Plus. Since the company’s inception seven years ago, the company has placed an overall focus on providing the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, which has resulted in an extremely loyal customer following, as is further illustrated by the company’s impressive 92% repeat business rate. Additionally, with its gross profit margins of 68% and net profit margins of 50%, this niche business is easy to run, extremely efficient and very profitable.
Founded in 2010, this company has established a strong presence in an attractive industry which grew by an extraordinary 97% last year! According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), this is just the tip of the iceberg and by 2021, the industry is projected to nearly quadruple. Over the past few years, trends toward solar energy have exploded onto the U.S. market and fueled a significant change within the lighting industry. The company’s main focus is in commercial solar floodlights and spotlights and they appeal to commercial and retail consumers who want high-tech, energy and cost saving outdoor lighting solutions. The growth in this segment is unprecedented and this business is extremely well positioned to capitalize. This easily relocatable business can be operated from anywhere in the US and still has tremendous growth potential moving forward. While the sellers have been very successful in operating the business, the operating partner has health issues and is looking to retire. As a result, this high quality acquisition opportunity has been priced attractively and represents an outstanding value, considering the long-term track record, impressive repeat business rate and 11% YOY earnings growth.