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Home Builders and Residential Contractors

SIC 1521 | NAICS 236115

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Home Builders  (view report)
Housing Developers  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

National Association of Home Builders
Information resources available from this trade association include:

NAHB Housing Data - FAQ
Comprehensive FAQ section explains the types of information available from this trade association and also provides links to other sources of information such as the U.S. Census Bureau, Federal Housing Finance Agency, and National Association of Realtors. Selected information from various sources can be viewed free online.

Housing Data  Select "Housing Data" and view drop down menu
"Housing Data" section includes information on housing starts and completions, new and existing home sales, home sale prices, housing market trends and forecasts, and more. Selected information and sample reports from the "" subscription service described below can be viewed free online.
Subscription service provides in-depth information for the housing industry, with topics covered including economic analysis and outlook, housing market statistics and trends, new construction and remodeling forecasts, and more. Sample reports for the various types of information provided by this subscription service can be viewed free online.

First Research

Residential Construction Contractors
Framing Contractors
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

McGraw-Hill Construction
Construction Outlook
Annual construction outlook report provides a detailed analysis of the industry's economic environment and market trends and includes forecasts for the residential, commercial, institutional, manufacturing, and public works and utilities sectors on a national and regional basis. Table of contents can be viewed free online.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Home Builders and Residential Contractors  Search for "2361"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

National Association of Home Builders
Cost of Doing Business Study
Cost of doing business survey provides financial performance measures for home builders, with data provided including cost of sales and operating expenses, gross and net profit margins, balance sheet data, and key financial ratios. Survey data is broken down by construction volume, type of operation, business model, and geographic region. Introduction and table of contents can be viewed free online.

Compensation Surveys

National Association of Home Builders
Single-Family Builder Compensation Study
Compensation survey for single-family home builders provides average compensation and benefits information for 39 job positions, with survey results for each position broken down by annual sales volume, number of units started annually, total employment, and geographic region. High-level summary of the survey results can be viewed free online.

Business Valuation Resources