Taken for a ride: Aggregator websites and car sharing constrain industry revenue

The Car Rental industry has grown modestly over the past five years, largely supported by increasing international travel to Australia. Positive business confidence over much of the five-year period has encouraged corporate travel activity, with many companies expanding their travel budgets. Increased travel throughout Australia has, in turn, supported demand for rental cars. Industry revenue is anticipated to increase at an annualised 2.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $1.1 billion. This performance includes expected growth of 7.2% in the current year.Over the past five years, the depreciation of the Australian dollar has made international travel to Australia more attractive, resulting in growing demand for industry services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.9%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
3,551
Businesses
998

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The Australian dollar’s depreciation over the past five years has benefited the industry
  • Competition from car sharing arrangements and aggregator websites has led to industry exits
  • A projected increase in international tourism is likely to support demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Car Rental industry exhibits high capital intensity. For every dollar paid as wages, an estimated $1.21 is spent on capital investment. The major source of investment is the purchase of cars for rent. Many car rental operators continually upgrade their fleet to provide customers with comfortable, modern vehicles and thus gain a competitive edge over their competitors. Frequent upgrades contribute to the high capital investment that exceeds wage expenditure. Capital investment can also go beyond cars, with industry operators shifting towards online operations and investing in software, particularly as the booking process is increasingly conducted online...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Car Rental Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Car Rental Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Easy access for clients
  • Company's product has low running costs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Air passenger movements through capital city airports and Business confidence index in the Car Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Car Rental Industry?

    Industry firms rent out cars. The industry includes car rental companies that also rent out trucks, vans and buses. The industry excludes commercial and fleet leasing.

    Industry Products
  • Small passenger cars
  • Medium and large passenger cars
  • Trucks
  • Buses and vans
  • Industry Activities
  • Long-term car rental
  • Short-term car rental
  • Truck rental
  • Van rental
  • Bus rental
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Air passenger movements through capital city airports
  • Business confidence index
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • International travel to Australia
  • Number of housing transfers

  • Current Performance
  • Falling profit
  • Industry participation
  • Business confidence
  • Tourism
  • Competition and opportunities
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Aggregator websites and profit
  • Car sharing
  • Improved conditions
  • Table: Car Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Car Rental Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Tourism
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Motor Vehicle Body, Paint and Interior Repair
  • Motor Vehicle Engine and Parts Repair and Maintenance
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Medium and large passenger cars
  • Small passenger cars
  • Trucks
  • Buses and vans
  • Chart: Car Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Tourists
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Car Rental Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Maintenance
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Car Rental

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Car Rental Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Avis Management Pty Limited, Hertz Investment (Holdings) Pty Limited, Europcar Holding Pty Ltd, National Roads and Motorists' Association Limited,
  • Table: Avis Management Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hertz Investment (Holdings) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Europcar Holding Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: National Roads and Motorists' Association Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Car Rental 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 Car Rental Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Aggregator Websites
  • These websites pull information from a variety of vendors for price comparison purposes, with comparisons based on a consumer's search parameters.
  • Hybrid
  • A vehicle powered by two or more sources, typically electricity and petrol.
  • Suv
  • Stands for sports utility vehicle, a type of vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light truck chassis.
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