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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers

Overview: the U.S. Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Household Soaps, Detergents, Cleaners, & Cleaning Supplies

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

Costumes & Unisex Clothing

Footwear, Including Accessories

Curtains, Draperies, Blinds, Slipcovers, Bed & Table Coverings

Major Household Appliances

Small Household Appliances & Personal Care Appliances

Audio Equipment, Musical Instruments (New & Used), Radios, Audio Electronic Components, CDs, Records, Tapes, Audio Books, Sheet

Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture

Flooring & Floor Coverings

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

Sporting Goods & Recreational Equipment

Boats & Other Sport Vehicles, Parts & Accessories

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Dimensional Lumber & Other Building/Structural Materials & Supplies

Paint & Sundries

Wallpaper & Other Flexible Wallcoverings

Automotive Fuels

Automotive Lubricants, Including Oil, Greases.

Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Audio Equipment, Parts, Access

Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal

Pets, Pet Foods, & Pet Supplies

All Other Merchandise

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 5%
Grounds Maintenance Workers 5%
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 61%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 9%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 9%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 9%
Retail Sales Workers 50%
Cashiers 11%
Cashiers 11%
Retail Salespersons 37%
Retail Salespersons 37%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 7%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 8%
Agricultural Workers 8%
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers 8%
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 8%
Small Engine Mechanics 6%
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12%
Material Moving Workers 7%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 5%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Mosby Building Arts trademarks "RIGHT KITCHEN & BATH BY MOSBY" - Remodeling of Residential Kitchens and Bathrooms - 03/03/2018
  • Americover trademarks "BOLD BLACK OUT LIGHT DEPRIVATION" - Tarpaulins; Tarpaulins; Tarpaulins; Tarpaulins made from plastics coated materials; Unfitted tarps for covering greenhouses; All-purpose tarpaulins of plastic; Canvas canopies - 03/02/2018
  • Greenes Fence trademarks "GREENES FENCE" - Raised garden beds - 03/02/2018
  • Antennas Direct patents Wireless-capable Remote Antenna Boxes And Related Systems And Methods - 02/01/2018
  • Burchell Nursery patents Peach Tree Named 'burpeachthirtynine' - 10/19/2017
  • Rockler Companies patents Router Lift - 08/31/2017
  • Harvest Power raises $20 million in funding. - 07/21/2017
  • Pirch raises $4 million in funding. - 11/13/2014
  • Home Depot raises $1 million in funding. - 01/19/2011

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Sheltered Wings140
    Northern Tool & Equipment Catalog134
    Lowes Companies41
    Guardian Building Products30
    Antennas Direct28

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Travel down Sorensen’s garden path - practical skills and love of local materials were ideal for the project. It’s difficult seeing the garden now to grasp the immense scale of the earthworks Sorensen undertook to create it. Lacking today’s massive earth moving equipment, the work was all ... (01/13/2018)
    • Retail sales finish 2017 with momentum, says Commerce and NRF - and building materials and garden equipment and supplies dealers climbed 9.9%. NRF reported that December retail sales increased 0.4% on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to November and were up 4.6% annually on an unadjusted basis. Holiday sales ... (01/12/2018)
    • December Retail Sales Rose 5.4% YOY - Retail trade sales were up 0.3% from November 2017, and were up 5.6% from last year. Nonstore Retailers were up 12.7% from December 2016, while Building Materials and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers were up 9.9% from last year. (01/12/2018)
    • Furniture stores post big December sales gain - The year-over-year increase for furniture was second only to the 12.7% increase for non-store retailers — primarily by e-commerce and catalog businesses — and tied the 9.9% increase for building material and garden and supplies dealer. From October ... (01/12/2018)
    • US: Retail and food services sales for December 2017 were $495.4 bln, an increase of 0.4% - Nonstore Retailers were up 12.7 percent from December 2016, while Building Materials and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers were up 9.9 percent from last year. Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and ... (01/12/2018)
    • Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire A Controlling Interest In Zhejiang Maximal Forklift Company Limited - CLEVELAND, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (HY ... Chinese OEM for utility and standard lift trucks and specialized material handling equipment founded in 2006, is involved in the design, manufacture, service and ... (01/01/2018)
    • Lehigh Valley lumberyard People's Building Supply sold to larger Pa. company - STOCKERTOWN — People’s Building Supply ... dealer in the state behind 84 Lumber of Eight Four, Washington County, which had 2016 sales of nearly $2.9 billion. Editor-in-Chief Craig Webb said Lezzer, which was founded in 1927 as a lumber and farm ... (09/22/2017)
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    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $161,256,316 on Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers. It has awarded 11,469 contracts to 624 companies, with an average value of $258,424 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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