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Hardware & Fastener Distributors – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5072  |  NAICS 423710

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Tool and Hardware Wholesaling  (view report)
Online Hardware and Tool Sales  (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 industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Distributor's Link, Inc.
Distributor's Link Magazine

Quarterly trade journal features news and information for fastener distributors, with topics covered in each issue including company news and profiles, technical information, new products and materials, association meetings, legislative updates, trade shows, conferences, conventions, and other special events. Current and prior digital editions of this publication can be downloaded or viewed free online.

National Fastener Distributors Association
Fastener Distributor Index

Monthly survey of North American distributors provides seasonally-adjusted index trend values on a current (FDI) and forward looking (FLI) basis that are designed to provide directional perspective on expectations for market conditions, with index values above 50 indicating strength and index values below 50 signaling weakness. Current and prior surveys can be downloaded and viewed free online.

Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association
Publications available from this trade association include:

Quarterly Trend Report
Quarterly trend report compares distributor members' sales volume for the most recent quarter and forecast volume for the next quarter to the corresponding time periods in the previous year, with the percentage change for these time periods reported by region for the U.S. and for Canada. Summary report results with additional commentary can be viewed free online in the "Trade News" newsletter.

Distributor Profile
Biennial survey provides a profile of distributor members by region for the U.S. and for Canada, with information provided in the report including total sales volume, growth from prior year, distribution by revenue category, merchandise category, customer type, and type of sale; sales practices; number of active customers, vendors, and SKUs; inventory valuation; and marketing practices and methods.

Catalina Research
Research reports available from this organization include:

Builders' Hardware
Catalina First Look research report provides historical and forecast sales data for builders' hardware, with topics covered in the study including total U.S. sales and growth analysis, product mix and price trends, sales for specific product segments (e.g., locks, other door hardware, window hardware, and closet hardware), factors affecting product demand, and market outlook and five-year sales forecast.

Furniture and Cabinet Hardware
Market research report provides historical and forecast sales data for this hardware sector, with data provided in the report including metal hardware sales by product (e.g., casters, drawer slides, knobs, handles, pulls, locks, and motion furniture hardware) and purchases by type of manufacturer for use in their products (e.g., cabinetwork, household furniture, and commercial furniture and fixtures plants).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Hardware and Fastener Distributors  Search for "423710" 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
Hardware and Fastener Distributors  Search for "423710" 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
Tool and Hardware Wholesaling
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

National Fastener Distributors Association
Profit Report

Annual financial analysis survey provides detailed financial and operating performance measures for participating firms, with financial data provided in the report including income statement and balance sheet data and key financial and operating ratios. In addition to the "Profit Report", participating firms also receive a custom "Profit Improvement Profile" which compares their firm with other similar firms.

Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association
Financial Analysis Report (FAR)

Biennial financial benchmarking survey allows participants to compare their company's performance with median and high-profit performance measures for all participating firms, with measures covered in the report including sales volume and growth, gross margin, payroll and non-payroll expense as a percentage of sales, net profit margin, asset productivity, cash sufficiency, and return on investment.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

National Fastener Distributors Association
NFDA Compensation Report

Biennial wage and benefits survey provides base salary, bonus/commission, and total compensation data for personnel employed by participating distributors, and also includes information on employee benefits such as health insurance, retirement programs, and employee time off. Study is available to participating members at no charge and is also available for purchase by nonparticipating members.

Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association
Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey

Biennial cross-industry compensation survey provides base salary, bonus/commission/incentive pay, and total cash compensation data for personnel employed by participating STAFDA distributors, and also includes cross-industry comparisons with survey data provided by other participating wholesale distributor trade associations based on company sales volume, industry type, and geographic region.

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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 Code 5072 - Hardware
  NAICS Code 423710 - Hardware Wholesalers
Types of establishments included in these codes
Hand tool wholesalers - establishments engaged in wholesale distribution of hand tools, such as hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, saws, and chisels, to retail hardware stores, construction companies, manufacturers, and a wide range of other businesses.
Power tool distributors - establishments engaged in the wholesale distribution of power tools, including drills, saws, grinders, nail guns, and other motor-driven tools, that are powered by external power sources such as electricity, batteries, or compressed air.
Fastener wholesalers - establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling fasteners used to mechanically join or secure materials together, such as screws, nails, staples, bolts, and cables, to retail stores, construction firms, manufacturers, and other businesses.
Industrial tool distributors - establishments involved in distributing industrial-grade tools and equipment, such as precision measuring instruments, cutting tools, and abrasives, to a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, and automotive.
Keys and locks distributors - establishments specializing in the wholesale distribution of a variety of keys, locks, and other related security products to locksmiths, retail stores, and security professionals for residential, commercial, and automotive applications.
Cutlery and knives wholesalers - establishments with a primary focus on the distribution of cutlery and knives, including kitchen knives, hunting knives, and specialty knives, to retailers, restaurants, foodservice providers, hospitality facilities, and food processors.
Hardware components wholesalers - establishments primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of various hardware components, such as hinges, handles, brackets, locks, and drawer slides, used in cabinetry, furniture, doors, windows, and other products.
Tool storage and organization distributors - establishments that specialize in distributing tool storage solutions, such as toolboxes, tool cabinets, tool racks, and tool organizers, to retail stores, construction companies, auto repair shops, and manufacturing plants.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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