In store: Revenue will grow in line with housing and commercial industry increases

Given that the Mobile Storage Services industry is reliant on the residential market, with demand dependent on existing home sales and housing starts, revenue declined during the recession, but reversed its trend after 2010. As the housing market and other relevant segments of the economy, such as commercial and retail, continue to improve, so will the industry. Revenue is expected to increase in the five years to 2020...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Because of its close ties to the residential market, the industry’s revenue was hit hard by the housing crash
  • Retail stores began to use more industry services as merchandise stocks began to pile up
  • Existing home sales are expected to gain momentum as consumers take advantage of low housing prices
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Mobile Storage Services industry has a low level of market share concentration. In 2016, the top four companies in the Mobile Storage Services industry are expected to account for an estimated 18.8% of the industry's revenue. Mobile Storage operators in the United States range from small independently-run organizations with just a few facilities to major companies with more than 100 locations. Industry pioneer PODS Enterprises is the largest company in the industry accounting for an estimated 8.3% of total industry revenue. The company provides mobile storage services on a nationwide basis, with nearly 150,000 PODS containers in service. The company benefits from its high brand recognition, partly due to its franchising model...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Mobile Storage Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Mobile Storage Services Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Existing home sales and Per capita disposable income in the Mobile Storage Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Mobile Storage Services Industry?

    This industry provides mobile self-storage services mainly to consumers. This industry is different from the self-storage industry because operators in the mobile self-storage industry provide customers with door-to-door pickup and delivery. Additionally, portable storage services, which are not included in this industry, are generally used in the commercial market.

    Industry Products
  • Delivery fees
  • Storage fees
  • Merchandise sales
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing storage
  • Providing moving services
  • Selling merchandise
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Existing home sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Office rental vacancy
  • Housing starts
  • Demand from retail trade
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Growth in demand
  • Revenue, profit and consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Housing growth
  • Commercial demand
  • Low oil prices limit costs
  • Profit and growth
  • Table: Mobile Storage Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mobile Storage Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Land Development

  • Products & Services
  • Delivery fees
  • Storage fees
  • Merchandise sales
  • Chart: Mobile Storage Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Short-term residential customers
  • Long-term residential customers
  • Commercial clients
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mobile Storage Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitLaborPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciationMarketing and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mobile Storage Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mobile Storage Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    PODS Enterprises, Inc., Mobile Mini Inc.,
  • Table: PODS Enterprises, Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Mobile Mini Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mobile Storage Services 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 Mobile Storage Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Existing home sales in the US (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Moving Companies
  • Companies that provide moving and relocation services and shipping of used household, institutional and commercial goods, furniture and equipment.
  • Portable Storage Services
  • Companies that generally serve the commercial market and leave heavy-duty units at the commercial site to be used for records storage, a temporary office or other form of storage.
  • Self-Storage
  • A building with self-contained units that are leased or rented on an individual basis to store a customer's property.
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