The convenience store (“c-store”) industry continues to show positive returns. The decline in fuel prices has allowed higher margin instore items to have a bigger impact on the overall gross profit. Please take a look at your numbers and see how you compare to this public company group.

2015*

2014

Fuel gross profit %

8.6%

5.9%

Fuel margin $ (per gallon)

$0.21

$0.20

Non-fuel gross profit %

36.6%

33.2%

Overall gross profit %

17.6%

12.4%

% of sales from fuel

68.4%

75.7%

Overall revenue growth

-10.7%

2.7%

12 month return

33.3%

23.8%

 

Note: The group in this study consisted of five publicly traded c-store companies.

* Estimate based on results through September 30, 2015.

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