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Home Builders & Residential Contractors – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 152 & 6552  |  NAICS 2361 & 2372

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

See the following sections listed below to view available resources by category:

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Home Builders  (view report)
Housing Developers  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
Housing Forecast

Monthly forecast provides historical data for the most recent full calendar year, quarter-to-date data for the current year, and rolling forecasts for the next two years, with data provided including single-family and multi-family housing starts, new single-family home sales, existing home sales (condos, co-ops, and single-family), total home sales, and median home prices for new and existing homes.

National Association of Home Builders
Resources available from this trade association include:

News and Economics
News and economics section provides links to various types of information available on this site, with categories covered including housing news, semi-annual construction forecast webinar, housing data (e.g., economic forecasts, construction statistics, state and local data, building materials data, and economic impact), multi-family production and vacancy indexes, and remodeling market index.

Housing Economics
Information provided in this section includes new and existing home sales reports, a summary of the industry's contribution to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), latest forecasts for housing starts, home sales, and interest rates, Housing Market Index report that rates market conditions for single- family home sales, and historical trends and forecasts for housing unit starts and building permits.

Housing Economics Plus
Subscription service provides in-depth information and analysis for the housing industry, with content categories including national update, state starts forecasts, top 100 metro forecasts, housing market statistics, executive-level forecast, pro-level forecast, long-term forecast, employment data, building permits, and remodeling forecast. Sample reports for each content category are available free online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Home Builders and Residential Contractors  Search for "2361" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Home Builders and Residential Contractors  Search for "2361" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Home Builders / Housing Developers
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

Cost of Doing Business Study

Cost of doing business survey provides financial performance measures for home builders by type of operation (e.g., all, with and without land costs, combination, small volume, production), with financial data provided for each category including cost of sales, expenses, net profit, balance sheet data, and
key ratios. Study introduction, selected data, and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Single-Family Builder Compensation Study

Quadrennial compensation survey for single-family home building companies provides compensation and benefits information for 39 job positions, with survey results categorized by annual dollar volume, annual units started, number of employees, and geographic region. Executive summary, introduction, builder profile, and table of contents listing all positions covered by the study are available free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Land Subdivision / Residential Building Construction / residential-construction

Annual wage surveys provide hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis for persons employed by developers that prepare land for development and subdivide it for sale to builders and contractors that construct or renovate single-family homes and multi-family residential buildings such as apartments, condos, co-operatives, duplexes, townhouses, and retirement villages.

PayScale, Inc.
Residential Building Construction

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this sector such as construction superintendant, project manager, construction foreman, electrician, finish carpenter, lead carpenter, carpenter, and laborer, with firms for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Pulte Homes, Inc., Toll Brothers, Inc., Lennar Corporation, and D.R. Horton, Inc.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Codes 152 and 6552 - Residential Building Contractors and Land Subdividers and Developers
  NAICS Codes 2361 and 2372 - Residential Building Construction and Land Subdivision
Types of establishments included in these codes
Residential building contractors - establishments that construct residential buildings, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. They may also provide additional services such as design and project management.
New housing for-sale builders - establishments that build new homes on land owned or controlled by the builder, including single-family and multifamily homes, which are then sold to buyers.
Land developers - establishments that purchase undeveloped land and subdivide it into individual lots for the purpose of developing residential properties.
Subdivision contractors - establishments that prepare land for residential development by performing tasks such as grading, excavating, and installing utilities.
Real estate developers - establishments that acquire land for residential development and oversee the entire process of constructing and marketing the homes.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

BVR Guides and Books
What It's Worth: Valuing Residential and Commercial Construction Companies

BVR special report offers valuable insights into how to value residential and commercial construction contractors, with subjects addressed including current market trends for building contractors, special considerations in valuing contractors, and methods used in valuing these companies, and includes a case study of a residential/commercial contractor valuation. Table of contents is available free online.

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Remodeling and Restoration Contractors


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