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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers


Overview: the U.S. Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers: 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 Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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

New And Rebuilt Automotive And Trailer Parts And Supplies

Household And Lawn Furniture

Miscellaneous Home Furnishings, Including Household Containers, Flatware, Pans, Baskets, And Kitchen Utensils

Plywood, Panels, And Millwork, Including Doors, Windows, And Wood Fence

Other Panel Products, Including Hardwood Plywood, Hardwood Veneer, And Particleboard

Gypsum Board, Green Or Water Board, And Other Specialty Boards

Wood Millwork, Including Moldings, Doors, Windows, And Cabinets

Metal Millwork

Trusses, Wood Siding, And Wood Shingles

Nonwood Roofing, Nonwood Siding, And Insulation Materials

Other Construction Products And Materials

Restaurant And Hotel Equipment And Supplies

Store Machines And Equipment

Flat Iron And Steel Products

Iron And Steel Wire And Wire Products

Nails

Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing

Alloy Steel

Copper And Brass

Aluminum Shapes And Forms, Including Pipes And Tubing

Electrical Apparatus And Equipment

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing

Electronic Parts And Equipment, Excluding Communications Equipment

Hardware

Bolts, Nuts, Rivets, And Other Fasteners, Excluding Nails

Cutlery

Hand Tools, Power

Hand Tools, Excluding Power Tools

Window Treatment Parts And Accessories

Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment And Supplies, Including Gas Plumbing Appliances And Water Heaters

Plastic Pipe Fittings And Valves, Excluding Pipes And Tubing

Metal Pipe Fittings And Valves, Excluding Pipes And Tubing

Plumbing Fixtures

Hydronic And Gas Furnaces And Water Heaters

Boilers, Radiators, And Convectors

Well Pumps And Motors, Water Storage Tanks, Water Conditioning And Treatment Devices

Other Plumbing And Heating Equipment And Supplies

Electric Water Heaters

Forced-Air Heating And Air-Conditioning Equipment And Supplies

Forced Air Furnaces

Central Air-Conditioners

Heat Pumps

Air Cleaning And Filtration Systems

Compressors For Air-Conditioners

Condensing Units For Air-Conditioners

Registers, Grills, Duct Insulation, And Pre-Formed Duct Work, Excluding Unformed Sheet Metal

Refrigeration Equipment And Supplies, Including Commercial Refrigerators

Commercial Refrigerators

Unit Coolers For Commercial Refrigerators

Condensing Units For Commercial Refrigerators

Refrigerants

Other Commercial Refrigeration Equipment And Supplies

Lawn And Garden Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

General-Purpose Industrial Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Industrial Containers And Supplies

Abrasives, Strapping, Tape, Ink, And Mechanical Rubber Goods

Sporting And Recreational Goods And Supplies

Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Farm Supplies

Paint, Paint Supplies, Wallpaper, And Wallpaper Supplies

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Labor Charges For Repair Work

Parts Installed In Repair Work

Other Service Receipts And Labor Charges

Receipts For Service Contracts

Receipts For Installing Equipment

Miscellaneous Commodities

Construction 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.

U.S. map by state

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
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
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 Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 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 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Sales and Related Occupations 33%
Retail Sales Workers 5%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 24%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 24%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 22%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27%
Information and Record Clerks 5%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 10%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17%
Motor Vehicle Operators 6%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 6%
Material Moving Workers 9%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Boviet Solar Usa trademarks "BOVIET SOLAR USA" - Solar panels for production of electricity - 03/03/2018
  • Homewerks Worldwide trademarks "AMERICAN CRAFT" - Beverage glassware - 03/03/2018
  • Newage Industries trademarks "CONNECTSURE" - Tubing connections of rubber or plastic injection molded onto tubing ends and fittings to aid in the transfer of fluids, gases, and air in commercial, industrial, medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries - 03/02/2018
  • Amazing Magnets patents Eraser Assembly - 03/01/2018
  • Hillman Group patents Cabinet With Telescoping Trays For Fastener Bins - 02/22/2018
  • Medora Environmental patents Portable Unit For Treating Potable Water In Municipal And Similar Water Distribution Systems - 02/22/2018
  • Bolts & Nuts raises $5 million in funding. - 09/11/2017
  • Amerinac Holding raises $5 million in funding. - 06/20/2017
  • Dezurik raises $1 million in funding. - 05/04/2017




  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Ferguson Enterprises428
    Hillman Group128
    Haws56
    Steffes16
    True Value

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Winsupply acquires Tacoma Electric Supply, distributor to the greater Puget Sound market - Inc. In the family are companies conducting business-to-business wholesale distribution of supplies and equipment in plumbing and heating; hydronics; pipe, valves and fittings; HVAC and refrigeration; electrical; fastening hardware; waterworks and utility ... (12/06/2017)
    • Winsupply opens new plumbing distribution company in Franklin, Tennessee - DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tennessee ... to-business wholesale distribution of supplies and equipment in plumbing; hydronics ... (08/18/2017)
    • Travis Perkins to cut 600 jobs as plumbing slowdown prompts profit warning - Turnover at the building merchant grew 3.4pc between ... Travis Perkins has faced challenges in the supply of plumbing and heat products, where like-for-like sales fell 4.1pc, amid intense price competition in the wholesale market and falling prices ... (10/19/2016)
    • America is telling the Fed that the economy keeps improving - Auto dealers describe wholesale and retail credit ... are being allocated primarily for new equipment and facility expansion. General contractors reported rising prices for concrete, glass products, and plumbing supplies. Prices declined for commodity ... (03/02/2016)
    • Ace Hardware Reports Record 2013 Sales and Profits - --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ace Hardware Corporation ... the increase in wholesale revenues would have been $177.2 million, or 4.6 percent.) Increases were noted across the majority of departments with paint supplies & sundries, plumbing, heating & cooling ... (02/19/2014)
    • Expressions Home Gallery Launches New Retail Concept With KOHLER Experience Center in Los Angeles - MORSCO, Inc. is a Fort Worth, Texas-based distributor of commercial and residential plumbing products; heating and cooling equipment (HVAC); pipe ... brands consists of Express Pipe & Supply Co. (CA); Farnsworth Wholesale Supply (AZ); Morrison Supply ... (04/20/2001)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $36,271,510 on Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 3,765 contracts to 605 companies, with an average value of $59,953 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment are less than those from Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment Product Sales Report



    Hardware
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Hardware Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    Electrical Equipment & Wiring Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Hardware are less than those from Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Hardware sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Hardware Product Sales Report



    Forced Air Heating And Air-Conditioning Equipment
    Forced Air Heating And Air-Conditioning Equipment Product Sales Report

    Hand Tools, Including Power Driven Tools
    Hand Tools, Including Power Driven Tools Product Sales Report

    Plumbing Fixtures
    Plumbing Fixtures Product Sales Report

    Central Air-Conditioners
    Central Air-Conditioners Product Sales Report

    Metal Pipe Fittings And Valves, Excluding Pipes And Tubing
    Metal Pipe Fittings And Valves, Excluding Pipes And Tubing Product Sales Report

    Condensing Units For Air-Conditioners
    Condensing Units For Air-Conditioners Product Sales Report

    Plywood And Millwork
    Plywood And Millwork Product Sales Report

    Copper And Brass
    Copper And Brass Product Sales Report



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