solo operators-%expense to gross reciepts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JFGLN, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 961

    Hello,

    My expenses have been 30% to 35% for the last 3 years. Is this a reasonable level? I realize this would not apply to lco's with employees.
     
  2. Forest

    Forest LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    There are a lot of factors that will determine whether that is good or bad. Starting with the number of accts., what exactly you are doing to these accts. ect. Need more info. To me personally i think it may seem a little low, which is always good i suppose.
     
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Personally, my expenses have been about 75%.

    However, I have bought over $100,000 in equipment the last 2 years.
     
  4. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    are you implying you wages dont count as expenses?
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Posts: 8,745

    This year I am so proud of myself. My expenses are down and my net profit after expenses, payroll, etc. is around 65% of gross.
     
  6. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Last year I did $80,000 in gross rev, and had $20,000 in expenses. That dosen't include about $1000 of payroll.
     

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