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Paint and Wallpaper Stores

SIC 5231 | NAICS 444120

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Paint Stores  (view report)
Home Improvement 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


PDR Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for paint and decorating store owners and managers, with topics addressed in each issue including industry news and events, retail business strategies, new product launches, leading retailer profiles, important issues shaping the industry's future, and advances in product applications and technology. Digital editions are available online.

Catalina Research
Paint Stores

Catalina First Look research report analyzes U.S. retail sales of paints, stains, and varnishes, painting equipment and supplies, and wall coverings, with information provided for paint and wallpaper stores including number of locations, total annual net revenues, sales of paint and allied merchandise, other merchandise, and services, total employment, average hourly wages, and net sales per employee.

Freedonia Group
Wall Coverings

Comprehensive report analyzes U.S. market demand for wall coverings, with information provided in the wallpaper section including historical demand and forecasts by product type (e.g., paper-backed vinyl, fabric-backed vinyl, vinyl-coated paper, and other products) and market segment (new housing, commercial construction, home improvement and repair, and commercial improvement and repair).

GIA Research
Wall Coverings

Comprehensive market research report provides in-depth analysis of the wall coverings market, with information provided including historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., interior paints, wallpaper, and wall tiles and panels) and market share by retail distribution channel (e.g., hardware stores, building materials supply stores, home improvement centers, and specialty paint retailers).

HIRI / IHS Global Insight
Research reports available from this organization include:

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 products covered in the report including interior and exterior paints, stains, varnishes, shellacs, and other coatings; painting equipment and supplies (e.g., brushes, rollers, scrapers, compounds, and other consumable items); and wallpaper and other flexible wall coverings.

Product Purchase and Project Activity Tracking Study: Paint & Sundries
Quantitative homeowner survey provides detailed data on home improvement product purchases and also provides information on buyer characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors, with products covered in this section of the survey including interior and exterior paints, stains, and varnishes; brushes, rollers, and sprayers; sandpaper, steel wool, tape, and spackling; and waterproofing and sealer products.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Paint Stores / Wallpaper and Wall Covering Stores  Search for "444120"

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

Paint Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income 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

PayScale, Inc.
Painting Equipment and Supplies Stores

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this retail sector such as retail store manager, assistant manager, sales associate, warehouse worker, and delivery driver, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Sherwin-Williams Co., Benjamin Moore Paints, PPG Paints, and Lowe's Home Improvements Inc.

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Paint Stores / Wallpaper and Wall Covering Stores  Search for "444120"

Five-year income statement analysis provides salaries, wages, and officer compensation in both dollars and as a percentage of sales for specialty retail stores that sell interior and exterior paints, stains, varnishes, and other coatings, wallpaper and wall coverings, and related equipment and supplies, with reports available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

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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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Related Industries:
Home Improvement Stores
Hardware Stores
Paint and Coatings Manufacturers
Painting Contractors


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