V-twin parts, service sales up in August vs. 2012, says ADP

Publish Date: 
Sep 18, 2013
By Mary Slepicka

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - V-twin parts and service businesses in August posted same-store gains of 5.9 percent and 7 percent over August 2012, according to new data released by ADP Lightspeed.

Nationwide, V-twin dealers are outperforming their colleagues on the metric side. Metric dealers monitored by ADP posted an overall same-store gain of 5 percent in service for August, but a loss of 0.6 percent in parts.

The most active region for V-twin parts and service sales in August was in the Midwest, with parts posting 11.8 percent gains and service 6.4 percent increases over August 2012. The most active region for metric parts and service sales in August was in the West, posting 9.8 percent same-store sales increases for service but only 1.1 percent for parts sales.

The weakest regions were the Northwest for V-twin dealers, with a 7 percent gain in service but a 4.2 percent decrease in parts sales in August compared to one year ago; and the Northeast for metric dealers, with only a 0.8 percent increase in service and a 1.5 percent decrease in parts sales compared to August 2012.

V-twin dealers in the Northwest posted a 4.2 percent decrease in same-store parts sales vs. August 2012 while achieving a 7 percent increase in service.

Metric dealers in the South posted a 3 percent decrease in same-store parts sales vs. August 2012, while achieving a 5.8 percent increase in service.

ADP's Same Store Sales report for August pulled data from 1,323 dealers. The monthly report compares performance of dealer operations against the performance of those dealers one year ago in the same month.