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Hardware Stores

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.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Hardware Stores  (view report)
Hardware Store Franchises  (view report)
Online Hardware and Tool Sales  (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:

Sample report is available online.

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

Hardware Retailing
Monthly trade magazine provides news and information for the retail hardware and home improvement industry, with special features including excerpts from the annual "Market Measure" report which are included in the November/December issue. Digital editions of current and prior issues can be viewed free online.

Market Measure  Select "Store - Training - Non-Member - Management Training"
Annual report examines trends in the retail hardware and home improvement industry, with topics covered including overall market size and sales trends, key financial data by type of store (hardware stores, home centers, and lumberyards), financial profiles of leading publicly-held do-it-yourself chains, and more. Report excerpts can also be viewed free online in the November/December issue of Hardware Retailing magazine.

Home Centers and Hardware Stores

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:

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Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Hardware Stores  Search for "444130"

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 benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level.

Sample reports are available online.

North American Retail Hardware Association
Cost of Doing Business Study  Select "Store - Training - Non-Member - Management Training"
Cost of doing business study provides financial and operating performance measures for hardware stores, home centers, and lumber and building material stores, with data provided including income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios categorized by store type and size and level of profitability (average vs. high profit).

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

North American Retail Hardware Association
Employee Compensation Study  Select "Store - Training - Non-Member - Management Training"
Employee compensation study provides information on compensation and benefits for a variety of job positions in the retail hardware and home improvement industry, with survey data broken out by size of operation, type of market, and type of store.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Hardware Stores

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.

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

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