Consumer Electronics & Appliances Rental in the US: Market Research Report

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Consumer Electronics & Appliances Rental Market Research Report | NAICS 53221 | Sep 2013

Bottom dollar: Poor credit conditions have actually boosted demand for rental outlets

IBISWorld’s Consumer Electronics & Appliances Rental market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

On borrowed time

While many businesses suffered major losses during the recession, the Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental industry remained relatively steady. As the economy took major hits from soaring unemployment rates and low disposable income, industry demand increased. This trend will continue into the next five years, with the industry targeting consumers with poor credit who would otherwise not be able to afford purchasing consumer electronics and appliances. However, operators will be threatened by competition from consumer electronics and appliance stores, especially as better credit rates allow consumers to make long-term purchases... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry is highly capital intensive, with industry operators spending about $0.60 on depreciable assets for every $1 spent on wages. This measure does not fully reflect the industry's capital intensity because of the prolonged payback period associated with rental payment structures; more often than not, rental agreements terminate before the customer takes full ownership of the merchandise. Depreciation on rented merchandise accounts for 9.1% of industry revenue in 2013, while other depreciable assets, including point-of-sale (POS) terminals, shelving and technology, account for an additional 2.9% of depreciable assets. These unique industry traits reflect a highly capital-intensive industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Consumer Electronics & Appliances Rental Industry?

Companies within this industry rent or lease consumer electronics and appliances including DVD players, refrigerators, computers, stoves and televisions. Most industry transactions are through rental-purchase agreements that allow customers to take ownership of merchandise after an agreed-upon rental period. Companies that primarily sell electronics and appliances on a retail basis are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Appliance rentalsElectronics rentalsComputer rentals
Industry Activities
Consumer electronics rentals and leasesAppliance rentals and leasesComputer rentals and leases

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