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Hilco Valuation Services is the world’s most experienced and reliable appraisal firm. It would be difficult to name an industry that we have not served, an asset category we have not appraised, nor a valuation service we have not provided.
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Hilco Valuation Services is one of the world’s largest and most diversified business asset appraisers and valuation advisors. It would be difficult to name an industry that we have not served, an asset category we have not appraised, nor a valuation service we have not provided.

Headquartered in the Chicago area, Hilco Valuation Services has offices in key cities around the world and provides services on five continents.

We have expertise in a wide range of Asset Classes, including Inventory, Machinery and Equipment, Real Estate, and Enterprise Valuation. From Aerospace and Financial Services to Retail and Energy to Healthcare and Technology, we have delivered valuations for all industries. And we have provided services from Lending and Financial Reporting to Enterprise Planning and Litigation Support.

Perspectives

Smarter Perspective - Automotive Q1 2020

Smarter Perspective - Automotive Q1 - The U.S. Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of Vehicle Sales Succumbs to COVID-19

As we all know too well, when the “shelter-in-place” orders began to be issued in mid-March in response to COVID-19, showroom traffic slowed to a trickle, unemployment claims skyrocketed, and vehicle sales plummeted. The SAAR fell to 11.4 million vehicles in March, the lowest level since April 2010 when the industry was recovering from the Great Recession.
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The Evolving Story of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

In a previous Hilco Valuation Services article from last July, we provided an early assessment of the implementation of the Section 232 tariffs on the steel and aluminum markets.
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The Toll of Taxes and Tariffs on U.S. Housing and the Lumber Market

The Trump administration tax policies enacted toward the end of 2017 first showed signs of a positive impact very early in 2018.
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Auto Parts Q4 2019 Perspective

Hilco Smart Insights: Automotive Parts Perspectives Q4 2019

Net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) totaled $65.5 billion for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 4.4% increase from one year earlier and 0.7% higher than the third quarter of 2019. Weather conditions across the country were unseasonably mild for December leading to lackluster performance from traditional winter categories like alternators, starters, batteries, wipers, and antifreeze.
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Founded in 1909, Los Angeles-based Dearden’s was one of Southern California’s oldest businesses, selling furniture, appliances and home goods, mostly to the lower-income Latino market. In June of 2017, the retailer’s management team began an organized wind-down. Dearden's elected to close all eight of its retail stores and monetize its receivable portfolio.

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News

Newest Hilco Global Perspective Explores Key Drivers of Ecommerce Sales in the Automotive Aftermarket

May 29, 2020

Hilco Global has engaged with leaders from across the automotive aftermarket industry to issue a detailed perspective on the evolution and current course of ecommerce sales, and the impact of the present pandemic period will shape both buying behavior and the competitive landscape moving forward.

Online Sales Momentum Foretells Further Challenges for Automotive Aftermarket Industry in Post-Pandemic Environment, authored by Keith Spacapan, Vice President of Hilco’s Automotive Practice, examines the ecommerce transformation that has been taking hold in the automotive aftermarket industry, driven in large part by players including Amazon.   

In response to the entry of these third-party fulfillment companies, traditional aftermarket retailers have stepped-up efforts to develop their own robust online presence complete with product catalogues, streamlined ordering, and integrated customer service. The efforts have been substantial and ecommerce is now one of their fastest growing segments, yet it still accounts for only a relatively small percentage of these retailers’ total sales. 

“Based on the significant investment that traditional aftermarket retailers have made to-date, and the momentum we’re seeing as a result, the pandemic may be the catalyst needed to drive their ecommerce sales to the next level,” says Spacapan. “It should be noted, however, that while there are numerous barriers to entry in this space for third-parties, companies such as Amazon have proven quite adept at overcoming those obstacles and disrupting a host of other consumer categories in recent years.” 

To obtain a copy of the report or schedule an interview with Keith Spacapan, contact Gary Epstein- Chief Marketing Officer, Hilco Global at gepstein@hilcoglobal.com.

 

 

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