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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant Wholesalers

Overview: the U.S. Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) 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 Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) 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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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 Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) 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

Other Construction Products And Materials

Store Machines And Equipment

Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing

Copper And Brass

Electrical Apparatus And Equipment

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing


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

Hand Tools, Power

Hand Tools, Excluding Power Tools

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

Compressors For Air-Conditioners

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

General-Purpose Industrial Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

New Pumps, Compressors, And Equipment, Excluding Hydraulic And Pneumatic Pumps

Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Miscellaneous Commodities

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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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 Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) 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 Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) 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 Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) 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

Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) 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

  • Sustainable Supply trademarks "SAFETY DIRECT" - On-line retail store services featuring Personal Protection Equipment and Facility Safety Supplies - 03/30/2017
  • Western Reserve Water Systems trademarks "HE-CRRO" - Water treatment equipment - 06/09/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Sustainable Supply
    Western Reserve Water Systems

    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 acquires APCO Inc., Michigan distributor of HVAC and apartment maintenance supplies - Michigan-based broad line distributor of heating, ventilation and cooling, plumbing, and apartment maintenance supplies. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. APCO has nine locations, with two doing business as APCO Supply and seven as Michigan ... (11/07/2017)
    • Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating Statement on City of Vancouver natural gas ban - TORONTO, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) is a trade association representing ... As an industry association representing equipment manufacturers and suppliers, we were not consulted and our attempts to be brought into ... (05/01/2017)
    • 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)
    • Public Sector Has Some of Oldest Workers Set to Retire - Industry observers warn that the public sector is ill-prepared for the departure of this large segment of the workforce. To comprehend the aging of the public sector, look no further than your mailbox. Postal service workers register a median age of 52 ... (08/26/2013)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $4,363,514 on Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies (Hydronics) Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 427 contracts to 151 companies, with an average value of $28,897 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Plumbing supplies merchant wholesalers, Heating boilers, steam and hot water, merchant wholesalers, Furnaces, (except forced air), heating, Oil burners, Stoves (i.e., noncooking), Solar heating panels and equipment merchant wholesalers, Valves, plumbing and heating, Sanitary ware, china or enameled iron, Hydronic heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers, Fireplaces, gas, Gas hot water heaters merchant wholesalers, Boilers (e.g., hot water, power, steam) merchant wholesalers, Plumbing and heating valves merchant wholesalers, Fountains, drinking (except refrigerated), Fittings and valves, plumbers', Water softening and conditioning equipment merchant wholesalers, Plumbers' brass goods merchant wholesalers, Water heaters, gas and electric, merchant wholesaler, Gas fireplaces merchant wholesalers, Burners, fuel oil and distillate oil, Brass goods, Heating equipment, Plumbing equipment merchant wholesalers, Plumbing fixtures merchant wholesalers, etc.

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