Judging the value of a franchise takes effort and information. Fortunately, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel just to cover the fundamentals. With the Franchise Chatter most lucrative franchise lists, we’ve done some of the work for you.
What the Lists Contain
Each list highlights the franchises that have the most impressive financial performance.
To judge this, we use the three key metrics of performance: sales-to-investment ratio, annual revenue, and annual operating income. To get onto the lists, a franchise has to meet at least one of these criteria:
- Average sales-to-investment ratio: at least 2:1.
- Average annual revenue: at least $1 million.
- Average annual operating income: at least $100,000.
The lists also highlight those franchises that meet two or even all three of the benchmarks.
How the Lists Help
These lists can’t tell you which is the right franchise for you, but they can help you to find it. By highlighting the most lucrative franchises, they limit your search to the ones that are worth your time. They also provide information that can start you on your own research and help you compare these franchises.
Picking a franchise will still take hard work and a lot of thought. Different franchises suit different people, and your personal tastes and situation will decide which one is right for you. But these lists give you a head start, getting you ahead of competitors.
Changing Over Time
These lists keep changing from year to year, as the fortunes of franchises rise and fall. We make sure to keep track of all the biggest franchises, so that these lists stay up to date. You can also compare this year’s performance with previous years, to see whether a franchise is on the rise, holding steady, or even in decline. That trajectory, as much as current performance, can help you pick the franchise for you.
Putting these lists together is an ongoing commitment. We work hard to give you the most current information and analysis alongside historical comparisons. So if you’re looking for a starting place to pick out the best franchises, check out our most lucrative franchise lists.