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SIC 5211 | NAICS 444110

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


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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:

Sample report is available online.

NLBMDA
Scope of the Lumber & Building Material Industry
http://www.dealer.org/

Comprehensive research report provides statistical trend data for the lumber and building material (LBM) dealer industry, with topics covered in the report including industry size, number of firms and geographic concentration, sales by customer type and product category, product line market share by dealer type, inventory productivity, staffing levels, payroll expense, and employee productivity.


Building Material Dealers
Home Centers & Hardware Stores

http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:

Sample report is available online.

Hanley Wood Media, Inc.
ProSales Magazine
http://prosalesmagazine.com/

Monthly publication features news and information for lumber and building material (LBM) dealers and distributors, with topics covered in various issues including industry news, business practices, operations advice, market issues, and product information, and special features including the annual "ProSales 100 Survey" of the top LBM dealers. Digital editions of the magazine are available online.


Lebhar-Friedman
HBS Dealer
http://www.hbsdealer.com/

Monthly trade publication features news and information for hardware stores, lumberyards, farm and ranch retailers, and LBM distributors and co-ops, with topics covered in each issue of the magazine including industry news and analysis, product coverage and trends, market insights and intelligence, and LBM distributor and co-op reports. Digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.


Media Group, Inc.
BPD / The Merchant Magazine
http://building-products.com/

Monthly trade magazines provide news and information for lumber and building supplies dealers, distributors, and home centers located in the eastern U.S. (BPD) and western U.S. (The Merchant Magazine), with online content sections including industry news, building supplies, yard operations, and new products. Online articles and digital editions of both magazines are available free online.


HIRI / IHS Global Insight
Size of Market Estimates and Forecasts - U.S.
https://www.hiri.org/

Semiannual research report provides historical trend data and five-year sales forecasts for the home improvement products market, with segments covered in the report including both the professional and consumer markets and with additional breakdowns available for 21 major merchandise lines in the consumer segment. Summary highlights from the report are available in the newsroom section.


Euromonitor International
Home Improvement in the U.S.
http://www.euromonitor.com/

Market research report analyzes the U.S. home improvement market, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales volume by product category (e.g., hardware, power and hand tools, kitchen sinks, bathroom and sanitary ware, paint, decorating sundries, wall covering, and floor covering), product distribution by format, and national and local brand name market shares.


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Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Building Material Dealers / Home Centers / Lumberyards
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "4441" and see listing for specific type of operation

Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

Sample reports are available online.

Building Material Dealers
Home Centers & Hardware Stores

http://www.firstresearch.com

Financial information section provides income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios for companies that sell lumber, building supplies, hardware, tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, lawn and garden products, floor coverings, paint, and other sundries, with data categorized by sales size range for small (under $5M), medium ($5M to $50M), and large firms (over $50M).


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Building Material and Supplies Dealers
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics4_444100.htm

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector, with products sold by these companies including lumber, structural materials, windows and doors, hardware, tools, plumbing fixtures and supplies, electrical supplies, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and countertops, and prefabricated buildings and kits. All information can be viewed free online.


ERI Economic Research Institute
Building Materials Retail Stores Salary Survey
http://www.erieri.com/

Annual survey provides compensation data for salaried and hourly personnel employed by building materials and supplies dealers, hardware stores, outdoor power equipment stores, and home, paint, and wallpaper stores, with survey results available on a national and regional level. Complete list of job titles included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are available online.


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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples
Building Materials and Supplies Stores
http://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses in this retail sector that sell lumber, structural materials, windows and doors, plumbing and electrical supplies, hardware, tools, kitchen cabinets and countertops, paint, and floor and wall coverings.


BVMarketData
Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company transactions by SIC or NAICS code for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.


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