SIC 5251 | NAICS 444130
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
Select from the following sections or scroll below for a complete listing of available resources:
▪ 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
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:
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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:
The Hardware Connection, Inc.
Monthly trade publication features news and information for independent retailers, with topics covered in each issue of the magazine including regional reports on current business conditions, seasonal weather outlook, merchandising ideas, dealer profiles, product reviews, product category reports, technology trends, and upcoming events and conferences. Digital editions are available free online.
HIRI / IHS Global Insight
Size of Market Estimates and Forecasts - U.S.
Market research report provides historical and forecast sales data for the home improvement products market, with merchandise lines analyzed separately including knobs, pulls, hinges, screws, nuts, and bolts; hand tools; power electric and air tools; plumbing fixtures, fittings, and supplies; and electrical supplies. Summary highlights from current and prior reports are available in the newsroom section.
Mintel Group Ltd.
DIY Home Improvement and Maintenance - US
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. home improvement and repair market, with market segments covered in the report including interior additions and alterations, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, exterior additions and replacements, and systems and equipment additions and replacements. Detailed table of contents with key points from the report is available online.
Financial Benchmarking Data
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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.
Cost of Doing Business Study
Annual NRHA study provides financial and operational benchmarks for the retail hardware industry, with data provided including financial and operational statistics, composite income statements and balance sheets, and key financial performance ratios. Selected data from the study is available in the "Market Measure" report published in the December issue of the NRHA's monthly magazine.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Employee Compensation Report
Employee compensation study conducted by the NRHA every five years provides information on wages and benefits for various job positions in the retail hardware industry, with topics addressed in the study including average staffing levels by job classification, average wages by job position, prevalence and use of bonuses, health insurance and retirement benefits, and paid vacation and time-off practices.
Free online service provides median salary and hourly wages for selected job positions in this retail sector such as store manager, assistant manager, sales associate, and cashier, with employers for which compensation data is available including Ace Hardware Corporation, True Value Company, Orchard Supply Hardware, Harbor Freight Tools, Lowe's Companies, Inc., and Home Depot, Inc.
Business Valuation Resources
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses in this retail sector that sell hardware and fasteners, hand tools, power electric and air tools, plumbing fixtures and supplies, electrical supplies, paint and accessories, and lawn and garden supplies.