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Building Materials and Home Improvement Stores

SIC 5211 | NAICS 444110

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Home Improvement Stores  (view report)
Lumber & Building Material Stores  (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

Hanley Wood Media, Inc.
ProSales Magazine

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.

HBS Dealer

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

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.

Scope of the Lumber & Building Material Industry

Comprehensive research report provides statistical trend data for the lumber and building material (LBM) dealer industry, with topics covered in the report including industry size, number of firms and geographic concentration, sales by customer type and product category, product line market share by dealer type, inventory productivity, staffing levels, payroll expense, and employee productivity.

HIRI / IHS Global Insight
Size of Market Estimates and Forecasts - U.S.

Semiannual research report provides historical trend data and five-year sales forecasts for the home improvement products market, with segments covered in the report including both the professional and consumer markets and with additional breakdowns available for 21 major merchandise lines in the consumer segment. Summary highlights from the report are available in the newsroom section.

Euromonitor International
Home Improvement in the US

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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Building Material Dealers / Home Centers / Lumberyards  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:

  • 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

Home Improvement / Lumber & Building Material Stores
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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
Building Material and Supplies Dealers

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

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.

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

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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