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Furniture Manufacturers

SIC 2500 | NAICS 337000

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Household Furniture Manufacturing  (view report)
Office Furniture Manufacturing  (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

Smith Leonard PLLC
Furniture Insights®

Monthly survey of residential products manufacturers and distributors provides dollar volume of new orders, shipments, and backlog for the current month, prior month, and current year-to-date and the same periods in the prior year, and percentage change in new orders, shipments, backlog, payrolls, employment, receivables, and inventories for the same time periods compared to the previous year.

American Home Furnishings Alliance
Industry Facts

Annual factsheet provides a summary overview of the residential furniture industry, with information provided including annual consumer spending for this sector in retail dollars, factory shipments and imports of wood and upholstered products, imports as a percent of wood and upholstered products sold in the U.S., and factory employment for the wood and upholstered household products sectors.

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Office, Education, and Healthcare Furniture Market Size
Statistical summary developed by IHS Markit from government data provides aggregate market size data for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and North America for the last three years in terms of total dollar volume and the percentage change from the prior year, and preliminary estimated aggregate market size data for the most recent year using the same measures. Summary data is available free online.

BIFMA Statistical Program
Statistical program provides sales data for members on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, with industry overview summaries available all members and detailed reports available to members who
provide statistical data including the "Monthly North American Pulse", "Quarterly Geographic Market Summary", "Quarterly A-Level/B-Level Product Category Report", and "Annual Geographic Report".

Quarterly Product Category Reports
Sales reports provide year-to-date sales data for the current quarter compared to the same quarter
in the prior year by product category, with product categories covered in the reports including office products (e.g., chairs, filing/storage, tables, desks, case goods systems, panel/non-panel systems, and other accessories) and specialty non-office products for the healthcare and education markets.

Freedonia Group
Research reports available form this organization include:

Household Furniture: United States
Freedonia Focus report analyzes demand and shipments at the manufacturer level, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product segment (e.g., nonupholstered wood products, upholstered products, and metal, rattan, and other household products) and firms profiled
in the report including Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., La-Z-Boy Inc., and Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.

Office Furniture: United States
Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes demand and shipments at the manufacturer level, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product type (e.g., desks and tables, seating, modular systems, and other products such as storage and file cabinets, bookcases,
and credenzas) and firms profiled including Steelcase Inc., HNI Corporation, and Herman Miller, Inc.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Furniture Manufacturing  Search for "337" to see reports for specific product categories
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

Household / Office Furniture Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)
Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for manufacturers of nonupholstered household furnishings made from wood or metal and upholstered products such as sofas and recliners; institutional furnishings for hospitals, schools, and other facilities; and office desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, and bookcases.

Compensation Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Furniture Manufacturing - Office / Household & Institutional / household

Annual employment and wage surveys provide hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area level for personnel employed by manufacturers of office desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, bookcases, and modular systems; upholstered and nonupholstered household furnishings; and institutional furnishings for hospitals, churches, schools, hotels, restaurants, and other facilities.

Furniture Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions such as industrial designer, production manager, CNC operator, assembler, upholsterer, and finisher, with employers for which this data is provided including Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Knoll, Inc., La-Z- Boy Incorporated, Herman Miller, Inc., Flexsteel Industries Inc., and Sauder Woodworking Company.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Furniture Manufacturers

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that manufacture wood, metal, and upholstered furnishings such as desks, chairs, tables, sofas, recliners, benches, cabinets, bookcases, and bedroom sets for the household, office, and institutional markets.