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Hardware and Fastener Manufacturers

SIC 3429 & 3450 | NAICS 332510 & 332720

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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

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

American Hardware Manufacturers Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

The Hard Fax
Weekly trade publication features news and information for hardware manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, with a primary focus on the home improvement market. Current news items can be viewed online; complimentary subscription which includes this publication and other resources is available with registration.

AHMA Home Improvement Market Confidence Index
Monthly survey summarizes AHMA member responses to questions concerning current sales levels compared to sales levels at the same time last year and future expectations for sales levels six months and one year from now. Survey results with additional information on related economic issues can be viewed free online.

Hardware & Fastener Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Industrial Fasteners Institute
The Fastener Industry
Annual report provides an overview of the industrial fastener manufacturing industry, and includes analysis and commentary on industrial fastener demand for selected major market segments (e.g., aerospace, automotive, and industrial products). Summary overview and complete report can be viewed free online.

Global Fastener News
FIN Survey
Annual survey of fastener manufacturers and distributors provides insights on current conditions and trends, with topics covered including sales, costs, profits, product price increases, inventory turns, gross margins, workforce changes, pay increases, and more. Survey results are available to FIN subscribers only.

Industrial Fasteners  Search for "fasteners"
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the industrial fasteners market, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by product (internal/external threaded, non-threaded, application-specific, and aerospace grade), market sector (OEM, maintenance/repair, and construction), and geographic region. Summary description and detailed table of contents from the study are available online.

Precision Machined Products Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Business Trends Report
Monthly survey provides current and historical sales trend information and includes a summary of survey participants' comments on their expectations for the next three months for sales, lead times, hours worked, employment, and profitability. Most recent edition of the monthly report can be viewed free online.

PMPA Annual Business Forecast Report
Annual business forecast analyzes market trends for 16 major markets and 39 market segments served by contract manufacturers and job shops in the precision machined products industry. Survey results are available free of charge to participants and are also available for purchase by nonparticipants.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Hardware and Fastener Manufacturers  Search for "3325" and "33272"

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

First Research
Hardware and Fastener Manufacturing

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Precision Machined Products Association
Compensation Surveys
Compensation studies available from this trade association include the annual "Hourly Wage Shop" study which includes wage rates by occupation and geographic location, the biennial "Administrative, Professional, and Clerical Compensation" study which covers non-executive management positions, and the periodic "Executive Compensation" study. All reports are available free of charge to participating members.

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