Content about Deflation

July 22, 2011

Builders FirstSource, one of the industry’s largest pro dealers, reported $206.4 million in sales for the second quarter of 2011, a decrease of 2.4% over sales of $211.5 million in the second quarter a year ago. The company attributed the decline to commodity price deflation, which was partially offset by a slight increase in sales volume, the company said.

Net loss for the Dallas-based LBM chain was $15.5 million, compared with a net loss of $19 million in the corresponding period of 2010.

February 14, 2011