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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses

Overview: the U.S. Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Rental Of Mini-Warehouses And Self-Storage Units Space

Other Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 12%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Other Management Occupations 9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 9%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 13%
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers 10%
Building Cleaning Workers 10%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 8%
Sales and Related Occupations 18%
Retail Sales Workers 11%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 10%
Counter and Rental Clerks 10%
Other Sales and Related Workers 6%
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents 6%
Real Estate Sales Agents 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 17%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 6%
Office Clerks, General 6%
Office Clerks, General 6%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 25%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 23%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 23%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 23%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • NP International Usa trademarks "" - bathrobes; button down shirts.; hats; caps; t-shirts; long sleeve shirts; safari shirt; fishing shirts; surf wear; tank tops - 02/11/2018
  • BDM Management trademarks "RIGHT FIT STORAGE" - Retail store services featuring packing and moving supplies - 02/06/2018
  • Extra Space Storage raises $8 million in funding. - 01/04/2018
  • Extra Space Storage trademarks "EXTRA SPACE STORAGE" - Providing a searchable online advertising website and informational guides featuring the services of others via the Internet in the field of self storage; Business management services for self-storage facilities owned by others; Business marketing services for self-storage facilities owned by others; Revenue management services of self-storage facilities owned by others; Operation of telephone call centers for others; Providing on-line web directory services featuring self-storage facilities owned by others; On-line retail store services featuring moving and storage supplies - 04/25/2017
  • Zippy Shell raises $9 million in funding. - 12/16/2014

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Extra Space Storage

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • The Most Profitable Small Businesses - Offices of Real Estate Appraisers: 11% 15. Lessors of Miniwarehouses and Self-Storage Units: 11% 16. Insurance Agencies and Brokerages: 11% 17. Other Activities Related To Credit Intermediation: 10.7% 18. Investment Advice: 10.7% Thirteen of the top 20 ... (12/27/2017)
    • Zanios family has 100-year investment in Mason City - The former Zanios Foods building at 621 Sixth Street S.W. will soon be an additional site for Atlas Climate Controlled Self Storage, formerly Atlas Miniwarehouses. The business, at 704 Sixth St. S.W., was the first mini-self storage built in Mason City. (05/01/2017)
    • PZB rejects miniwarehouse proposal at A1A-312 corner - The board was looking at an application by property owners Beemer and Associates, XV, LC, to build a miniwarehouse — better known as a self-storage facility ... The zoning allows miniwarehouses as a use by exception, which means it’s allowed ... (02/02/2016)
    • Hilliker Corporation Sells Self-Storage Facility - Hilliker Corporation, a St. Louis owned and managed commercial real estate company, recently sold a property to a private investment group for a self-storage facility ... represented the seller, Mason Miniwarehouses, L.P. and Lee and Associates Kansas ... (10/07/2015)
    • New Olivette ordinance allows self-storage in light industrial zone - The Olivette City Council on Tuesday night approved an amendment to the zoning code allowing miniwarehouses and self-storage units on lots of at least seven acres within the light industrial district. Real estate investor Steve Mirowitz would like to open ... (12/10/2014)
    • Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements–NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions - SUMMARY: OSHA is issuing a final rule to update the appendix to its Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting regulation. The appendix contains a list of industries that are partially exempt from requirements to keep records of work-related injuries and ... (09/18/2014)
    • CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS - Amsdell moves in on new site for self-storage biz By STAN BULLARD ... concerns send correspondence to Audience Development Department, Crain’s Cleveland Business, 1155 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48207-9911, or email to ... (09/13/2012)
    • Tamarac Board Weighs Miniwarehouse Proposal - TAMARAC - — For the second time in five months, city commissioners are considering a proposal for miniwarehouses. At a Monday workshop meeting, BMS Management of Broward Inc. outlined plans for University Self-Storage, a miniwarehouse project in the 8300 ... (12/06/1995)
    • Storage USA shines in a growing business - Unlike many self-storage warehouse operators ... shopping malls of the 1960s and sprawling apartment complexes of the 1970s, the emergence of miniwarehouses is tied to society's vast sociological changes over the past three decades. (10/20/1995)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $2,735,443 on Self-Storage & Miniwarehouses. It has awarded 257 contracts to 99 companies, with an average value of $27,631 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Miniwarehouse rental or leasing, Real estate rental or leasing of miniwarehouses and self-storage units, U-lock storage, Lessors of miniwarehouses, Lessors of self storage units, Equity real estate investment trusts (REITs), primarily leasing miniwarehouses and self-storage units, Warehousing, self storage, Self-storage unit rental or leasing, Self-storage warehousing, etc.

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