Lumber & Building Materials Dealers
NAICS 444190: This industry comprises establishments (except those known as home centers, paint and wallpaper stores, and hardware stores)
primarily engaged in retailing specialized lines of new building materials, such as lumber, fencing, glass, doors, plumbing fixtures and supplies,
electrical supplies, prefabricated buildings and kits, and kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops to be installed.
 



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  1. See the how-to article: Go Figure! How to Calculate Your Key Ratios - in 12 Seconds Each!
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Very quickly, you can see how and why to monitor the true "vital signs" of your business. 

 

"How and when can these benchmark numbers be used?"

  1. For perspective. Calculate these ratios for your own business, and then see how you compare to your retail industry segment.

  2. Use these benchmarks when you are setting your own target ratios for the next year.

  3. You should know that when you are seeking a bank loan for your business, the bankers will look at these industry benchmarks as they assess your store's performance. 

  4. The credit departments of your vendors and landlords will examine your ratios to assess your credit worthiness.

  5. Use The ROI's Key RATIOS Calculator on this page to quickly calculate your own ratios. 

The segments featured at The ROI reflect the definitions and designations of the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).

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The ROI has selected six key ratios (from the abundance of ratios available) that are particularly important for retailers to regularly monitor and manage. See The ROI's Benchmarks Resource Center to learn more about these key ratios for retailers.

The ROI's exclusive Retail Benchmark Trend Charts show the median value reported by Risk Management Association's Annual Statement Studies for each of these key ratios each year.

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