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2021 Cost of Doing Business Study



The Cost of Doing Business Study includes financial benchmarks for hardware stores, home centers and lumber/building materials outlets. Composite income statements, balance sheets and profitability ratios let you compare your company ’s performance to industry averages. Use the Cost of Doing Business Study to evaluate your financial performance, to find where you are doing well and where you may need improvement. It is a planning tool available only from the North American Hardware and Paint Association and the Home Center Institute.

  • Financial and operational statistics for hardware stores, home centers, lumber/building material outlets and paint and decorating stores.
  • Composite income statements and balance sheets.
  • Key performance ratios.
  • Interpretation of significance and use of performance ratios.