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Building Materials and Home Improvement Stores

SIC 5211  |  NAICS 444110

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

See the following sections listed below to view available resources by category:
Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Business Valuation Resources

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Home Improvement Stores  (view report)
Lumber & Building Material Stores  (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 data including market size based on revenue, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Hanley Wood Media, Inc.
ProSales Magazine
https://www.prosalesmagazine.com/

Monthly publication features news and information for lumber and building material (LBM) dealers and distributors, with topics covered in various issues including industry news, business practices, operations advice, market issues, and product information, and special features including the annual "ProSales 100 Survey" of the top LBM dealers. Digital editions of the magazine are available online.


Lebhar-Friedman
HBS Dealer
http://www.hbsdealer.com/

Monthly trade publication features news and information for hardware stores, lumberyards, farm and ranch retailers, and LBM distributors and co-ops, with topics covered in each issue of the magazine including industry news and analysis, product coverage and trends, market insights and intelligence, and LBM distributor and co-op reports. Digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.


Media Group, Inc.
BPD / The Merchant Magazine
http://building-products.com/

Monthly trade magazines provide news and information for lumber and building supplies dealers, distributors, and home centers located in the eastern U.S. (BPD) and western U.S. (The Merchant Magazine), with online content sections including industry news, building supplies, yard operations, and new products. Online articles and digital editions of both magazines are available free online.


HIRI
U.S. Size of Home Improvement Products Market
https://www.hiri.org / sample-data

Semiannual research report provides historical trend data and five-year forecasts for the consumer and professional markets, with product-level statistics for the consumer and professional markets including the dollar amount of sales for each product category with corresponding year-over-year comparisons for trending purposes. Sample data from the research report is available free online.


Euromonitor International
Home Improvement in the US
https://www.euromonitor.com/

Market research report analyzes the U.S. home improvement market, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales volume by product category (e.g., hardware, power and hand tools, kitchen sinks, bathroom and sanitary ware, paint, decorating sundries, wall covering, and floor covering), product distribution by format, and national and local brand name market shares.


BizMiner
Market Analysis
https://www.bizminer.com

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.



Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Building Material Dealers / Home Centers / Lumberyards
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "4441" and see listing for specific type of operation
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:
Sample national and metropolitan area reports are available free online.

IBISWorld
Home Improvement / Lumber & Building Material Stores
(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.



Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector, with products sold by these companies including lumber, structural materials, windows and doors, hardware, tools, plumbing fixtures and supplies, electrical supplies, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and countertops, and prefabricated buildings and kits. All information can be viewed free online.


PayScale, Inc.
Home Improvement and Construction Product Stores
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this retail sector such as store manager, assistant manager, department supervisor, sales specialist, and cashier, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including The Home Depot, Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc., Menards®, Sears Holding Corporation, and HD Supply, Inc.



Business Valuation Resources

BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 800 industries.



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