Built up: Profit margins have widened amid rising demand, supporting the expansion of industry operators

Over the five years to 2018, the Home Builders industry is estimated to grow an annualized 4.8% to reach $86.8 billion, including a 5.3% expected boost in 2018 alone. While industry revenue remains well below its prerecession high, the industry's projected growth is a welcomed change from the low levels of demand for homebuilding that were crippled by the housing crisis of the last decade. Although revenue for the industry began its turnaround just prior to the beginning of the period, the past five years have marked the most considerable years of consecutive industry growth. Industry growth is expected to continue over the five years to 2023, albeit at a slower pace...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$87bn
Annual Growth 13-18
4.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
621,016
Businesses
346,001
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • During the five-year period, higher disposable income and improving economic activity have encouraged consumers to buy homes
  • Rising home prices and renewed construction activity have enabled industry profitability to expand
  • The next two years are expected to be the most lucrative of the five-year period
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic distribution of industry activity generally corresponds to the distribution of the national population. However, slight regional variations occur, reflecting the differences in topography, land values, demographic factors and consumer preferences. This industry has the greatest concentration of establishments, employment and payroll in the Southeast, Western and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country.The Southeast region is home to over one-quarter of the national population and covers 12 states, including Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. The Southeast accounts for an estimated 24.3% of industry establishments, which broadly corresponds to the region’s share of the national population at 25.7%The Western region accounts for an expected 19.8% o...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
  • Fiber cement 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
  • Fiber cement exterior homes
  • Wood exterior homes
  • Other 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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Housing Starts (2009-2023)

  • 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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