Business Overview

A major manufacturer of hand and power presses, and pioneer of the “turn-key” custom-bullet business package, offering bullet and jacket making dies, jacket trim dies, finished jackets and lead wire coils, core cutters, core molds, bullet design software, books, jacket making equipment, jacket materials (strip or tubing), core materials (lead wire or non-lead powder metals), lubricants, polishing equipment, power and hand cannelure tools, bullet pullers, and lead wire extrusion dies, as well as marketing and design services.

Customers take their ideas from an idea to a finished prototype run at a fraction of the usual cost, using this company’s standardized “semi-custom” tooling system: full custom design on standardized presses and die packages. Used by major manufacturers to make short runs for testing, proof of concept, marketing, and test runs at a fraction of the investment required for high-volume systems and by individuals for home businesses. Use the same tools to make up to 20,000 bullets per month, with no additional machinery investment.

The company has been in business for over forty-five years. Year to date they have 10-month backlogs for die orders, as they are the only source in the world.

The Company maintains four websites; 1.) a main informational site, 2) a mirror site (which has copies of all the same pages other than the INDEX.HTM. 3) a site used as a document server to provide downloadable information such as SDS data, free eBook texts, instruction sheets, special flyers, and promotional folders and other client-oriented documents. 4.) a secure web store has a regular HTML front-end with an index page linked to an online database-driven secure shopping cart.

The company operates from a 4,000 sq. ft custom-built industrial facility in southern Oregon, the property and facility are included in the 1,282,000 asking price.


  • Asking Price: $1,282,000
  • Cash Flow: $167,000
  • Gross Revenue: $895,000
  • FF&E: $140,000
  • Inventory: $200,000
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1976

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:Yes
  • Building Square Footage:4,000
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:6
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

The business operates from a 4,000 sq. ft custom-built industrial facility in southern Oregon, the property and facility are included in the 1,282,000 asking price.

Is Support & Training Included:

The owner is willing to train for 30 days as part of the sell. Would also consider staying on post sale as consultant, sales , part time capacity the new owners might require.

Purpose For Selling:

The seller is dealing with serious health care issues and ready to semi-retire.

Pros and Cons:

This company has little competition, they are the national leader in this niche industry.

Opportunities and Growth:

Located along the I5 corriodor in Southern Oregon. This business relies on national online sales, could benefit from an updated website, and more modern approach to social media sales exposure.

Additional Info

The business was founded in 1976, making the business 46 years old.
The transaction shall not include inventory valued at $200,000*, which ins't included in the asking price.

The company has 6 employees and is situated in a building with disclosed square footage of 4,000 sq ft.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

There are all types of reasons why people resolve to sell businesses. However, the real factor vs the one they say to you may be 2 absolutely different things. As an example, they may say "I have too many other commitments" or "I am retiring". For many sellers, these reasons stand. However, for some, these might just be justifications to try to hide the reality of transforming demographics, increased competitors, recent decrease in revenues, or an array of other reasons. This is why it is very crucial that you not rely completely on a seller's word, but instead, utilize the seller's response along with your overall due diligence. This will repaint an extra sensible image of the business's present situation.

Existing Debts and Future Obligations

If the current entity is in debt, which lots of businesses are, then you will certainly have reason to consider this when valuating/preparing your offer. Lots of companies borrow money with the purpose of covering points like inventory, payroll, accounts payable, etc. Keep in mind that occasionally this can suggest that earnings margins are too thin. Numerous businesses come under a revolving door of taking loans as a way to pay back other loans. In addition to debts, there may also be future commitments to consider. There may be an outstanding lease on tools or the structure where the business resides. The business may have existing agreements with vendors that have to be satisfied or may lead to fines if canceled early.

Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

How do businesses in the location draw in new consumers? Many times, operating businesses have repeat customers, which develop the core of their daily earnings. Particular aspects such as brand-new competition sprouting up around the area, road building, and employee turnover can affect repeat customers and also adversely affect future revenues. One crucial point to consider is the location of the business. Is it in a very trafficked shopping mall, or is it hidden from the main road? Clearly, the more individuals that see the business regularly, the better the possibility to develop a returning client base. A final idea is the general location demographics. Is the business located in a largely inhabited city, or is it situated on the outside border of town? Exactly how might the neighborhood mean home earnings effect future revenue potential?