Housing Economics - 03/05/2012 (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
The Cost of Doing Business Study, 2012 Edition
Snapshot of Home Ownership in Local Housing Markets
Housing Market Statistics


The Cost of Doing Business Study, 2012 Edition

Recently, NAHB's Eye on Housing blog featured a look inside NAHB BuilderBooks with a feature on the 2012 edition of The Cost of Doing Business Study.

Recently, NAHB's Eye on Housing blog featured a look inside NAHB BuilderBooks with a feature on the 2012 edition of The Cost of Doing Business Study. The following is an excerpt:

A Look Inside Builders’ Books

February 22, 2012

If you have ever wondered how much single-family builders are earning these days or how much profit is considered “average” in the industry, then a recently published NAHB study based on a national survey of single-family builders titled “The Cost of Doing Business Study: 2012 Edition” will help provide answers.

On average, single-family builders in fiscal year 2010 made $7.1 million in revenue, had $6.0 million go towards cost of sales, and slightly over $1 million towards operating expenses, which left them with an average net profit of $39,000 (before taxes). In terms of percentages of revenue, cost of sales represented 84.7% of total revenue, which translates into a gross profit margin of 15.3%. Operating expenses ate up another 14.7%, leaving builders with a net profit margin of only 0.5%....Read the full story

Get your copy of The Cost of Doing Business Study, 2012 Edition, at BuilderBooks.com today!

 

 

 


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