Satisfaction guaranteed: Rising incomes will spur big-ticket sales, lifting demand for warranties

The Product Warranty Insurance industry underwrites factory warranties for manufacturers and extended warranties for retailers and consumers. Product warranties insure major electronics, household appliances and other products against defects or damage and cover repair and replacement costs. Several trends have put downward pressure on warranty premiums in recent years, hurting underwriting revenue for industry operators. Electronics are declining in price and are the largest product group for which industry operators underwrite warranties; this has translated to a decrease in the prices of premiums to insure these goods. Additionally, globalization in the industry's main markets has contributed to fewer warranties being underwritten domestically...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-6.5%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
2,551
Businesses
140
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Globalization in the industry’s markets has contributed to fewer warranties being underwritten domestically
  • Increasing demand for third-party insurance providers may help boost revenue in the long run
  • Demand for big-ticket products might be sluggish due to high interest rates, harming the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Product Warranty Insurance industry has a low level of market share concentration. IBISWorld estimates that the top four companies in the industry account for less than 40.0% of industry revenue, with the largest operator, The Warranty Group, accounting for about 31.2%. The industry comprises companies that underwrite warranty protection, rather than the manufacturers who offer limited warranties against factory defects. As a result, the industry is fairly fragmented, with few companies able to count more than a few retailers as customers. Add...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Product Warranty Insurance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Product Warranty Insurance Industry are

  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Claims service must be user friendly
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of semiconductor and electronic components and Households earning more than $100,000 in the Product Warranty Insurance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Product Warranty Insurance Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in underwriting product warranty policies, which protect the buyer of the product from defects and damage. The industry excludes warranty programs for homes, automobiles and other vehicles. It also excludes companies that perform repair services for products under warranty.

    Industry Products
  • Electronics protection policies
  • Other product protection policies
  • Home appliance protection policies
  • Industry Activities
  • Underwriting factory warranties for manufacturers
  • Underwriting extended warranties forers and consumers
  • Providing training and marketing services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note
  • Regulation for the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry

  • Current Performance
  • Third-party providers
  • Operating trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Operating trends
  • Table: Product Warranty Insurance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Product Warranty Insurance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Electronics Stores
  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Electronics protection policies
  • Home appliance protection policies
  • Other product protection policies
  • Chart: Product Warranty Insurance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors and wholesalers
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Product Warranty Insurance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Loss and loss adjustment expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Product Warranty Insurance

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Product Warranty Insurance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Warranty Group,
  • Table: The Warranty Group - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Product Warranty Insurance Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Product Warranty Insurance Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of semiconductor and electronic components (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Extended Warranty
  • An insurance product that protects a buyer from accidental damage, theft or loss of an item or good, above and beyond the basic protection offered by factory warranties.
  • Factory Warranty
  • An insurance product that protects a buyer against defects in the purchased item or good or guarantees its proper functionality for a specific period of time.
  • Premium
  • The upfront cost to an individual to enroll in a warranty policy.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
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