Home Builders & Residential Contractors – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size and major product and service segments
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
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.
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.
Market analysis report provides 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.
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Home Builders and Residential Contractors
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- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
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.
(see links for individual reports)
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.
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
https://www.bls.gov/oes/land-subdivision / 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.
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.
Business Valuation Resources
Architects and Architectural Services
Building Materials and Home Improvement Stores
General Contractors and Construction Companies
Remodeling and Restoration Contractors
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