Built up: Low interest rates and rising per capita incomes will support demand

Over the five years to 2017, the Home Builders industry is expected to grow at a rapid rate. While revenue remains below its prerecessionary high, this growth is a welcomed change from the low levels of demand caused by the housing crisis of the last decade. Such robust growth comes in the wake of increasing per capita disposable income, accommodative interest rates, falling commodity prices and improving overall macroeconomic conditions. In the coming years, the industry is expected to continue its expansion over the next five years, albeit at a slower pace, as the housing market normalizes...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher disposable income and improving economic activity have encouraged many consumers to buy homes
  • Due to rising home prices and renewed construction activity, industry profit margins have swelled
  • The next two years are expected to be particularly strong for operators in the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    This industry has a low level of capital intensity since it relies on labor for most industry operations and activities. The principal services provided by industry participants are project management and trade skills, neither of which have a high capital component. Though industry activities are highly labor-intensive, total wage payments account for only 19.5% of total revenue, as operators rely heavily on subcontractors rather than full-time employees.A key measure of an industry's capital intensity is the ratio of labor costs (i.e. employee compensation) to depreciation charges because it indicates the amount of industry revenue absorbed by labor inputs and capital inputs. Industry depreciation charges account for only about 0.4% of industry revenue over the long term. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Home Builders Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Home Builders Industry are

  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of residential construction and Housing starts in the Home Builders industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Home Builders Industry?

    Industry operators primarily construct single-family homes, where units are separated by ground-to-roof walls and have no units above or below. The industry also includes remodeling of houses and other residential buildings. Industry operators are general contractors, design-build companies and single-family construction management companies acting as general contractors and builders.

    Industry Products
  • Brick exterior homes
  • Wood exterior homes
  • Stucco exterior homes
  • Vinyl siding exterior homes
  • Aluminum siding exterior homes
  • Other exterior homes
  • Industry Activities
  • Single-family homebuilding and general contracting (i.e. detached housing units, townhouses and row houses)
  • Managing single-family-housing construction
  • Low-income single-family-housing construction
  • Managing residential remodeling construction
  • Handyman construction for residential buildings
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of residential construction
  • Housing starts
  • Number of households
  • year conventional mortgage rate
  • National unemployment rate

  • Current Performance
  • Demand ignites
  • Supporting home ownership
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Short-term burst
  • Long-term expansion
  • Rental blues
  • Table: Home Builders Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Home Builders Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Administration of Government Programs
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Hardware and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Wholesalers
  • Lumber and Other Construction Materials Wholesalers
  • Lumber Wholesaling
  • Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
  • Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling
  • Sawmills & Wood Production
  • Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Vinyl siding exterior homes
  • Stucco exterior homes
  • Brick exterior homes
  • Other exterior homes
  • Wood exterior homes
  • Aluminum siding exterior homes
  • Chart: Home Builders Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Short-term demand determinants
  • Long-term underlying demand

  • Major Markets
  • Private-sector clients - property developers
  • Private-sector clients - households
  • State or locally funded projects
  • Federally funded projects
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Home Builders Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Home Builders

  • Basis of Competition
    MarketingLevel and trend of competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Home Builders Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    NVR, Inc.,
  • Table: NVR, Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Home Builders Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Home Builders Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Housing Starts (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Adjustable Rate Mortgage (Arm)
  • A type of mortgage in which the interest rate that is paid on the outstanding balance is variable.
  • Developer
  • An enterprise that prepares a real estate site for residential or commercial use, raising capital, securing zoning approvals and hiring contractors to design, construct and develop property.
  • General Contractor
  • An individual or company that manages the construction of a structure for a property owner or developer. A general contractor may retain its own labor force or use subcontractors for projects.
  • Housing Starts
  • The number of new homes under construction during a specified period of time and a key economic indicator of the health of the housing market.
  • Mortgage-Backed Securities (Mbs)
  • An asset-backed security or debt obligation that is secured by a mortgage or collection of mortgages.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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