Exit signs: Franchises will leave the industry to focus on printing services, erasing revenue

The Sign and Banner Manufacturing Franchises industry has declined rapidly over the past five years. Although demand for signage has increased overall during the past five years, the industry has moved increasingly toward production of paper- and cardboard-based signage, while manufacturers of products made from wood, metal or plastic have benefited little from relationships with national franchises. The industry will look no less bleak over the next five years. Individual franchises will likely continue to essentially exit the industry by generating a majority of their revenue from commercial printing operations...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s decline is structural and will likely continue regardless of trends in demand
  • Strong demand notwithstanding, franchises have been exiting the industry in droves
  • Domestic demand for signage is expected to rise over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Sign and Banner Manufacturing Franchises industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in the industry, $0.06 is spent on capital. The level of capital equipment needed varies depending on the scope of a franchise's operations. Starting a small company specializing in store signage for local companies requires substantially less property, plant and equipment than establishing a company focused on selling multimillion-dollar digital banners and billboards. The majority of industry operators have relatively small-scale operations. Mor...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry are

  • Highly trained work force
  • Having marketing expertise
  • Provision of development programs for personnel
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from billboard and outdoor advertising and Total advertising expenditure in the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily produce signs and displays, billboards, traffic signs and more for general advertising, traffic control and point-of-sale advertising. Reports in IBISWorld’s Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude nonfranchise data (i.e. franchise fees). They show the number of franchise outlets, franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees.

    Industry Products
  • Banners and flags
  • Electric signs
  • Trade show exhibits
  • Point-of-sale displays
  • Building signs
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing signs and displays, including trade show exhibits
  • Manufacturing electric signs and displays, including trade show exhibits
  • Manufacturing other signs
  • Performing consultations, installations and miscellaneous sales
  • Manufacturing other products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from billboard and outdoor advertising
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Corporate profit
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
  • Rising demand
  • Structural decline
  • Declining profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Disappearing franchises
  • Digital signage
  • Declining profitability
  • Table: Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Small Specialty Retail Stores
  • Billboard & Outdoor Advertising
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Printer Leasing
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Ink Manufacturing
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Printing, Paper, Food, Textile & Other Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Banners and flags
  • Building signs
  • Trade show exhibits
  • Point-of-sale displays
  • Electric signs
  • Other
  • Chart: Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Other retailers
  • Car dealers and gas stations
  • Professional services
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Additional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Signarama, Fastsigns International Inc., Image360,
  • Table: Signarama - financial performance
  • Table: Fastsigns International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Image360 - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises 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 Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total advertising expenditure (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Light Emitting Diode
  • Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are semiconductors that are used heavily in digital sign and billboard manufacturing.
  • Signage
  • A collective group of signs.
  • Vehicle Wrap
  • A wrapping that covers part or all of a vehicle with digital print graphics for show or advertisement.
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