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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Paint & Wallpaper Stores

Overview of the U.S. Paint & Wallpaper Stores 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 Paint & Wallpaper Stores: 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.

market size 2018
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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[PREMIUM]

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.

market forecast

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

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 of Paint & Wallpaper Stores by state

Paint & Wallpaper Stores 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 Paint & Wallpaper Stores 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.

price index trends

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 Paint & Wallpaper Stores 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 Paint & Wallpaper Stores 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 Paint & Wallpaper Stores 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%
Sales and Related Occupations 63%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 10%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 10%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 9%
Retail Sales Workers 51%
Cashiers 12%
Cashiers 12%
Retail Salespersons 39%
Retail Salespersons 39%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 7%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 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

Paint & Wallpaper Stores Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Wickes launch 279 new wallpaper styles - aunched 279 brand new wallpaper styles ... together with new store openings. Stocking everything from building materials, timber, tools and workwear to ready-to-fit kitchens, bathrooms and paint, Wickes is promising to deliver better value for money ... (01/10/2018)
  • Decorating on a budget - Usefully too, you won’t need to worry about joining the wallpaper ... high street stores bringing out their own well-priced ranges of great paints so make sure you shop around and you’re clever about what you buy. Refresh and renew Painting pieces ... (01/10/2018)
  • North Adams Planners Approve New 'Museum of Dog' - The collection, currently warehoused in a temperature-controlled facility in Connecticut, will be placed in the 8,000 square-foot former Quinn's Paint & Wallpaper Co. York purchased the property, more recently used as a bar and antiques store, from Todd ... (01/09/2018)
  • My First Job: Cheryl Russell - As soon as I was old enough, I joined my brother and my sister helping out my dad in his store. We carried paint, wallpaper and general home maintenance supplies. Tell us a bit about your responsibilities at this job. When I was young, I was just ... (01/08/2018)
  • How to Hang Removable Wallpaper: A 5-Step Tutorial Even a DIY Novice Can Tackle - Before you begin the hanging process, you'll need to hit the hardware or home improvement store for a few supplies ... owner of Five Star Painting in Austin, TX. "When hanging removable wallpaper, you first want to make sure your walls are completely ... (01/03/2018)
  • The possibilities of paint and wallpaper - About 30 years ago, Bob relocated the store to Lincoln Avenue and ... or email Devine Paint Center, Farrow & Ball and PLC Interiors will talk about new paint technology, the art of wallpaper-making, and will show ways to combine ... (07/07/2017)
  • Ring's End Opens 18th Store in Wethersfield, Formerly United Paint & Wallpaper - April 3, 2017 (Darien, CT) – Ring's End, Inc. today announced that it has opened a new full-service paint and design center in Wethersfield, CT at the site of the former United Paint & Wallpaper store, 669 Silas Deane Highway. The company is excited to ... (04/03/2017)
  • Lives: Paint and wallpaper store owner never missed a game - Everyone's life has a story. In "Lives," we tell some of those stories about North Shore people who have died recently. "Lives" runs Mondays in The Salem News. PEABODY — Many on the North Shore met Sumner H. Baker when they decided to remodel their homes ... (01/16/2012)
  • Paint and Wallpaper Stores - Industry Profile Out Now - DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of “Paint and Wallpaper Stores - Industry Profile” to their offering. Covering over 175 industries and updated every 90 ... (05/19/2008)
  • When Wallpaper Lies Under the Paint - If you're lucky, you'll discover solid-sheet vinyl that peels off in sheets. If the wallpaper doesn't budge, head to a hardware or paint store for a wallpaper scoring tool and a jug or tub of wallpaper stripper, along with a plastic tarp to protect your ... (08/25/2005)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $148,420 on Paint & Wallpaper Stores. It has awarded 42 contracts to 8 companies, with an average value of $18,552 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 Paint & Wallpaper Stores 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.

Paint & Sundries
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Paint & Wallpaper StoresOpportunity/Threat
Home Improvement Centers Competing industry
Hardware Stores Competing industry
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Paint & Sundries are less than those from Paint & Wallpaper Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Paint & Sundries sales, taking market share from this industry.
Paint & Sundries Product Sales Report

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Paint & Wallpaper StoresOpportunity/Threat
Home Improvement Centers
Hardware Stores
Discount Department Stores
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail
Online (Internet) Shopping

Since sales from Paint & Wallpaper Stores are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies, companies in the Paint & Wallpaper Stores industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies Product Sales Report

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Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Wallpaper and wall coverings stores, Paint stores, etc.

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