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Paint and Wallpaper Stores

SIC 5231 | NAICS 444120

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

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Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

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.

Quarterly Pulse Report
Quarterly report provides information on overall economic trends and the net change in sales for independent paint and decorating retailers for the most recent quarter and on a year-to-date basis compared to the same period in the prior year, with sales trend data broken out by product type (e.g., paint, wallcoverings, window coverings, and sundries) and on a national and regional basis.

Paint & Wallpaper Stores

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Paint & Wallpaper Stores

Financial information section of this profile provides income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios by company size based on annual revenues for specialty retailers that sell interior and exterior paints, stains, varnishes, and other coatings; painting equipment and supplies (e.g., brushes, rollers, sprayers, other tools); and wallpaper and related supplies (e.g., strippers, primers, adhesives).

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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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