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Building Materials Stores – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 5211  |  NAICS 444110 & 444180

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
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 industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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.

U.S. Size of Home Improvement Products Market

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. Redacted report from prior year is available free upon request.

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.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Building Material Dealers / Home Centers / Lumberyards  Search for "4441" 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
Building Material Dealers / Home Centers / Lumberyards  Search for "4441" 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
Home Improvement and Lumber & Building Material Stores
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size 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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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 5211 - Lumber And Other Building Materials Dealers
  NAICS Code 4441 - Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Types of establishments included in these codes
Home centers - establishments engaged in operating large retail stores that offer a wide range of products and materials primarily used for home improvement, renovation, and construction projects by professional contractors, homeowners, and do-it-yourselfers.
Lumberyards - establishments specializing in the sale of various types of lumber, wood products, and building materials, including dimensional lumber, treated lumber, timber beams and posts, plywood, oriented strand board, chipboard, and decking materials.
Window and door dealers - establishments primarily engaged in selling doors, windows, frames, and related accessories for residential, commercial, and industrial applications that typically also offer installation, maintenance, and repair services for their products.
Flooring stores - establishments specializing in flooring solutions for interior spaces that generally offer a wide range of flooring materials, including hardwood, carpet, laminate, tile, vinyl, concrete, and epoxy flooring, for use in residential and commercial settings.
Roofing materials dealers - establishments that focus on providing roofing materials and accessories, including asphalt, wood, and slate shingles, metal roofing, tile roofing, flat roofing material, underlayment, and flashing, to builders, contractors, and individuals.
Cabinet and countertop stores - establishments primarily engaged in selling kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, countertops, and related fixtures and accessories in a broad range of styles, materials, and finishes to homebuilders, contractors, and do-it-yourselfers.
Brick and stone dealers - establishments focused on selling bricks, stone, and masonry supplies used for new construction, renovation, or landscaping projects by residential and commercial contractors, home builders, landscaping companies, and individuals.
Plumbing and electrical supply stores - establishments engaged in selling plumbing and electrical equipment, supplies, fixtures, and components that are used for installations, maintenance, or repairs in various residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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