It's a good time to be a car dealer.
When you get your 2003 Automotive News Market Data Book this month, you'll see that the average net worth of a U.S. car dealership grew by 10.6 percent last year to $2.2 million.
And while sales were down, the average total dealership gross profit was up as well.
You'll also see which dealership operations fared best and worst, and how much average expenses have risen.
The publication contains other retail data, such as the average amount financed for car loans, average annual finance rates and prices for new cars.
In many cases, the data are broken out into domestic and import-badged vehicles.
The Market Data Book will be distributed to all Automotive News subscribers with the May 26 issue.
Single copies can be ordered for $19.95.
A more detailed version of the Market Data Book will be available online May 26.
That version, which can be accessed at autonewsdatacenter.com, is limited to subscribers.