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Home Builders and Residential Contractors

SIC 1521 & 6552 | NAICS 236115 & 237210

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Home Builders  (view report)
Housing Developers  (view report)

Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

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

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.

Residential Construction Contractors

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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

Housing Information Center
Information center provides links to various types of information available on this site, with categories covered in this section 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.
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.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Home Builders and Residential Contractors  Search for "2361"

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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • 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.

First Research
Framing Contractors
Residential Real Estate Development
Residential Construction Contractors

Financial information section of these profiles provides income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios by company size range based on annual revenue for developers that prepare land for development and subdivide it for sale to builders and contractors that construct single-family homes and multi-family buildings such as apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and retirement villages.

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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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