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Drywall and Insulation Contractors

SIC 1742 | NAICS 238310


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

IBISWorld
IBISWorld
Drywall Contractors  (view report)
Insulation Contractors  (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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

BNP Media / AWCI
Walls & Ceilings / Construction Dimensions
http://www.wconline.com/ / http://www.awci.org/

Monthly trade magazines feature news and information for wall and ceiling contractors, with topics covered in various issues of these publications including business operations, construction trends, project management, jobsite safety, personnel, technology updates, company and project profiles, and new products. Selected articles and digital editions of these publications are available online.


Gypsum Association
Industry statistics available from this organization include:

Annual Capacity/Shipment Summary
https://www.gypsum.org/
Annual statistical report provides historical trend data for gypsum board shipments from U.S. and Canadian manufacturers in terms of billions of square feet of product, and production capacities for each country in terms of billions of square feet of product, number of manufacturers, and number of plants. Sample report which includes an explanation of report content and data is available online.

Activity by Geographic Area and Product Type by Year
https://www.gypsum.org/
Annual report provides historical trend data for manufacturer shipments and final destination sales by geographic region and product category, with product categories covered including veneer base, gypsum sheathing boards and panels, regular and type X gypsum board, liner panel, mobile home board, and pre-decorated wallboard. Sample data for selected timeframes is available free online.


Catalina Research
Gypsum Products
https://catalinareports.com/

Catalina First Look research report provides historical and forecast data for U.S. gypsum product sales, pricing trends, demand factors, end-use market purchases, and imports and exports, with product lines covered in the report including gypsum board (i.e., drywall, wallboard, plasterboard and sheetrock), building plaster, plaster moldings, and architectural and ornamental plaster work.


Freedonia Group
Research reports available from this organization include:

Drywall and Building Plaster
https://freedoniagroup.com/
Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the market for this product sector, with data provided including historical demand and forecasts by product type (e.g., gypsum board, building plaster), market (e.g., residential, commercial), global geographic region, and for selected major countries. Summary description of the study and detailed table of contents are available online.

Insulation
https://freedoniagroup.com/
Comprehensive report analyzes U.S. demand for insulation products, with information provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by product type (e.g., fiberglass, plastic foam, cellulose, mineral wool, radiant barrier, and reflective insulation), market segment (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, and HVAC and industrial equipment), and geographic region.


National Insulation Association
Insulation Outlook
http://insulation.org/

Monthly trade association publication features news and information for industrial and commercial professionals, with special features including "The State of the Industry" report (March/April issue) which explores topics of interest requested by its members and also includes economic, political, and industry forecasts. Selected feature articles from current and prior issues are available online.


GIA Research
Insulation
https://www.strategyr.com/

Comprehensive research report provides in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector, with data provided including historical and forecast U.S. sales by product segment (e.g., foamed plastics, fiberglass, mineral wool, and other products) and manufacturers profiled including CertainTeed Corp., Dow Chemical Company, Johns Manville, Knauf, Owens Corning, and Rock Wool Manufacturing Co.


TMR Research
Insulation
https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/

Market research report provides a detailed analysis and forecast for this product sector on a global and regional basis, with products covered in the report including fiberglass, foam, mineral wool, and other insulating materials (e.g., slag wool, cotton wool, etc.), and market segments addressed in the report including residential construction, commercial construction, and industrial, HVAC, and OEM.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Drywall, Insulation, and Plaster Work Contractors
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "238310" to see reports for specific types of contractors

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 including:

  • 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

IBISWorld
Drywall / Insulation Contractors
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit 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.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by firms in this construction sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with job categories covered in the survey including drywall and acoustic ceiling tile installers; tapers and finishers; plasters and stucco masons; floor, wall, and ceiling insulation workers; and mechanical insulation workers.


PayScale, Inc.
Drywall Contractors
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions, such as project manager, construction estimator, drywall or ceiling tile installer, and drywall finisher for firms that drywall interior walls and ceilings, lath and plaster walls and ceilings and apply ornamental or decorative plaster finishes, and install acoustic ceiling tiles in residential and commercial buildings.


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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.


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