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Furniture Stores

SIC 5712 | NAICS 442110

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Furniture Stores  (view report)
Online Household Furniture 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:

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


Progressive Business Media
Information resources available from this organization include:

Furniture Today Magazine
http://www.furnituretoday.com/
Weekly trade publication features news, information, and analysis for the household furniture industry, with reports and surveys featured in various issues including the annual economic forecast (January), top 100 stores report (May), leading e-retailers report (August), fall economic roundup (October), and store performance report (November). Selected articles from this publication are available free online.

Economic Forecast
http://www.furnishingsresearchstore.com/
Annual economic forecast provides historical and forecast retail store sales and consumer spending data for furniture and bedding products, and also includes forecasts for key economic indicators (e.g., real domestic gross product, consumer price index, unemployment rate, real disposable income, and prime interest rate) based on projections from professional economists and other economic sources.

Store Performance Report
http://www.furnishingsresearchstore.com/
Annual benchmarking study provides median performance measures for a variety of store types (e.g., full-line, product and style specialty, and manufacturer-branded stores), with performance measures provided including sale/visits customer close ratio, sales per sales employee, sales per square foot of selling space, customers per salesperson, gross margin percentage, stock turns, and return on sales.

Top 100 Stores
http://www.furnishingsresearchstore.com/
Annual report ranks the top retailers that specialize in home furnishings by sales of furniture, bedding, and decorative accessories, with information provided for each retailer including annual sales for the current and prior year, percentage change in sales, number of stores, square feet of selling space at all stores, and home furnishings as a percentage of selling space and average sales per square foot.

Leading E-Tailers
http://www.furnishingsresearchstore.com/
Annual report lists thirty leading online home furnishings retailers that are strong players in the home furnishings industry and derive at least eighty percent of company revenue from online sources, and also provides data on the share of retail home furnishings sales accounted for by e-tailers. Retailers with both brick-and-mortar and online sales that do meet the online sales threshold are not included


Towse Publishing Co.
Furniture World Magazine
http://furninfo.com/

Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for retail store owners and managers, with editorial feature topics addressed in various issues of the publication including retail marketing, sales management, operations management, finance, and retail sales education. Selected feature articles categorized by editorial content section and digital editions of the magazine are available free online.


Mintel Group Ltd.
US Furniture Retailing Market
http://store.mintel.com/

Consumer research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, consumer demographics, consumer style preferences, most recent purchase, types of products purchased, reasons for buying, retailers shopped, reasons for choosing a retailer, method of purchasing, and attitudes toward buying online.




Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Furniture Stores
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "442110"
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


IBISWorld
Furniture Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for firms that sell household products (e.g., sofas, tables, chairs, bookcases, display cabinets, beds, mattresses, dressers, vanities, and dining room sets) and office products (e.g., desks, tables, chairs,bookcases, and file cabinets). Sample report is available online.




Compensation Surveys


PayScale
Furniture Store
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this retail sector such as general manager, retail store manager, sales manager, assistant manager, sales associate, and delivery driver, with employers for which this data is provided including Ashley HomeStores, Ltd., Rooms To Go.com, Inc., IKEA Holding U.S., Inc., Restoration Hardware, Inc., and Pier 1 Imports, Inc.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Furniture Stores
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metro area level for personnel employed by retailers that sell household products (e.g., chairs, tables, sofas, consoles, bookshelves, beds, headboards, mattresses, dressers, nightstands, and dining room sets) and office products (e.g., desks, chairs, tables, file cabinets, and bookcases). Wage data is available free online.




Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Furniture Stores
http://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that sell home, office, and outdoor furnishings, with products typically sold including living room, bedroom, dining room, and home office furniture as well as lamps, carpets, mirrors, and other decorative items.


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