Capital Expenditures by Sector (US)

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2017

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on which companies are included in each industry

Industry Name Number of Firms Capital Expenditures Depreciation Cap Ex/Deprecn Acquisitions Net R&D Net Cap Ex/Sales Net Cap Ex/ EBIT (1-t) Sales/Capital
Advertising 41 $694.00 $685.66 101.22% $392.29 -$0.64 1.36% 16.25% 6.27
Aerospace/Defense 96 $11,086.24 $10,406.63 106.53% $13,048.74 $1,571.33 3.94% 47.11% 3.19
Air Transport 18 $18,788.62 $8,227.80 228.36% $68.90 $7.60 6.61% 54.76% 1.42
Apparel 58 $2,229.03 $1,266.33 176.02% $1,816.54 $1.71 4.57% 51.32% 1.47
Auto & Truck 15 $36,921.31 $18,129.71 203.65% $1,761.50 $143.22 6.20% 133.15% 1.17
Auto Parts 63 $3,420.66 $1,642.87 208.21% $1,526.50 $359.49 4.48% 71.31% 2.59
Bank (Money Center) 10 $2,933.38 $0.00 NA $29,800.00 $0.00 9.64% NA 0.14
Banks (Regional) 645 $8,109.48 $0.00 NA $2,236.34 $0.00 7.06% NA 0.26
Beverage (Alcoholic) 25 $1,413.49 $410.88 344.02% $1,597.72 -$0.35 17.05% 98.50% 0.83
Beverage (Soft) 36 $5,942.51 $2,398.36 247.77% $137.64 $14.72 3.06% 21.19% 1.42
Broadcasting 30 $1,257.29 $2,877.43 43.69% $1,398.11 -$7.79 -0.49% -2.84% 1.04
Brokerage & Investment Banking 45 $5,181.94 $1,865.88 277.72% -$13,777.80 $3.42 -9.03% NA 0.14
Building Materials 41 $1,828.29 $1,459.00 125.31% $3,664.74 $9.54 6.87% 91.18% 2.29
Business & Consumer Services 165 $2,948.09 $4,312.08 68.37% $5,025.85 $8.92 3.26% 48.21% 2.60
Cable TV 14 $14,220.88 $15,743.35 90.33% $34,241.00 $3.54 26.33% 205.49% 0.96
Chemical (Basic) 45 $2,021.80 $1,481.64 136.46% $3,154.31 -$1.67 13.20% 160.64% 1.57
Chemical (Diversified) 8 $7,011.00 $3,073.49 228.11% -$949.00 -$173.00 2.93% 26.80% 1.36
Chemical (Specialty) 100 $8,884.22 $6,631.54 133.97% $4,826.67 -$49.64 5.01% 48.06% 1.34
Coal & Related Energy 38 $1,461.86 $5,596.91 26.12% $148.66 $34.47 -21.86% NA 0.57
Computer Services 117 $5,524.77 $7,072.05 78.12% $13,014.54 $344.47 4.25% 58.93% 3.82
Computers/Peripherals 55 $17,665.97 $13,648.63 129.43% $11,931.53 $30.93 4.52% 30.59% 1.30
Construction Supplies 51 $9,044.23 $6,232.39 145.12% $2,857.85 -$250.50 3.87% 56.67% 1.29
Diversified 24 $25,383.64 $19,460.15 130.44% $52,739.64 -$29.73 13.34% 125.15% 0.66
Drugs (Biotechnology) 426 $4,825.84 $6,450.27 74.82% $5,457.71 $4,119.01 6.31% 32.24% 0.50
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 164 $9,690.58 $16,182.84 59.88% $26,845.22 $801.46 9.63% 49.24% 0.69
Education 36 $749.48 $647.24 115.80% $1,124.43 $26.83 8.01% 142.95% 1.65
Electrical Equipment 119 $2,177.77 $1,505.24 144.68% $2,369.24 -$126.41 5.22% 61.03% 1.89
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 24 $292.43 $306.96 95.26% $405.58 $117.20 5.33% 7468.11% 1.75
Electronics (General) 164 $3,932.47 $2,059.80 190.92% -$976.11 $288.93 1.34% 20.84% 1.36
Engineering/Construction 48 $1,647.48 $1,846.86 89.20% $1,980.56 $1.69 1.66% 60.17% 4.58
Entertainment 79 $7,249.09 $4,868.57 148.90% $2,374.28 $10.72 3.22% 21.46% 1.63
Environmental & Waste Services 89 $3,564.16 $3,742.53 95.23% $4,024.04 -$19.69 8.24% 102.95% 1.80
Farming/Agriculture 37 $5,999.98 $2,856.44 210.05% $1,937.73 -$11.81 3.23% 94.34% 1.61
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 258 $14,543.86 $5,722.94 254.13% $21,110.61 $53.95 15.33% 265.07% 0.03
Food Processing 87 $8,387.36 $6,311.93 132.88% $7,626.40 $35.33 4.07% 41.96% 1.67
Food Wholesalers 16 $1,118.98 $1,356.06 82.52% $3,605.05 $0.00 2.84% 139.63% 8.00
Furn/Home Furnishings 30 $1,576.80 $718.12 219.57% $505.08 $16.01 3.13% 40.96% 2.12
Green & Renewable Energy 25 $1,589.22 $722.70 219.90% $3,996.26 $1.20 184.11% 1448.59% 0.24
Healthcare Products 254 $6,990.92 $8,052.92 86.81% $13,024.63 $895.45 8.36% 65.91% 1.06
Healthcare Support Services 121 $8,531.48 $9,281.90 91.92% $17,346.97 $83.42 1.44% 50.51% 10.59
Heathcare Information and Technology 125 $2,631.71 $3,772.21 69.77% $9,343.34 $315.18 12.64% 114.98% 1.22
Homebuilding 33 $337.34 $387.61 87.03% $377.07 $0.00 0.40% 6.10% 1.19
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 38 $7,313.57 $6,569.94 111.32% $5,904.57 $0.00 4.92% 70.03% 1.57
Hotel/Gaming 69 $12,286.93 $9,594.34 128.06% $4,856.43 $17.53 7.51% 46.00% 0.67
Household Products 129 $7,138.63 $6,190.88 115.31% $12,432.99 -$85.00 7.83% 57.19% 1.86
Information Services 64 $4,697.67 $8,023.30 58.55% $21,749.39 $139.30 12.12% 69.64% 1.86
Insurance (General) 19 $2,277.41 $6,666.48 34.16% $1,436.37 $0.22 -2.24% -33.24% 0.64
Insurance (Life) 22 $290.07 $1,153.76 25.14% $698.00 $0.00 -0.08% -0.83% 0.75
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 50 $1,525.98 $2,411.46 63.28% $1,244.66 $0.00 0.22% 2.61% 1.05
Investments & Asset Management 156 $2,600.91 $135.78 1915.49% $2,814.50 $31.38 5.25% 39.95% 0.35
Machinery 127 $3,519.72 $3,930.73 89.54% $5,393.17 -$54.11 3.78% 37.65% 2.03
Metals & Mining 97 $5,618.49 $4,680.14 120.05% $76.07 -$30.74 2.66% 73.55% 0.74
Office Equipment & Services 24 $706.32 $698.88 101.06% $471.05 $5.00 1.93% 27.30% 2.67
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 7 $43,168.10 $49,677.10 86.90% $32.58 -$27.60 -2.10% NA 0.73
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 330 $61,457.33 $77,105.83 79.71% $4,542.98 -$19.60 -8.61% NA 0.25
Oil/Gas Distribution 78 $65,006.84 $22,099.23 294.16% $9,409.32 -$2.58 19.43% 155.34% 0.56
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 148 $19,338.93 $20,944.34 92.33% $8,006.64 -$232.46 1.48% 75.39% 1.66
Packaging & Container 26 $5,891.92 $4,346.55 135.55% $7,601.34 $11.76 8.33% 112.13% 1.93
Paper/Forest Products 23 $1,357.22 $1,164.42 116.56% $512.50 $0.78 3.09% 89.98% 1.75
Power 68 $87,700.06 $37,737.84 232.39% $18,789.92 -$41.83 22.28% 160.83% 0.49
Precious Metals 109 $2,200.11 $2,504.65 87.84% -$60.38 $15.81 -2.97% -55.95% 0.44
Publishing & Newspapers 37 $1,216.25 $2,256.08 53.91% $2,054.90 -$21.93 1.89% 39.38% 2.25
R.E.I.T. 238 $5,294.82 $37,163.58 14.25% $16,220.60 $2.67 -9.85% -44.97% 0.13
Real Estate (Development) 18 $87.07 $264.49 32.92% $1.68 $0.00 -7.91% -323.36% 0.31
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 11 $111.04 $84.57 131.30% $94.68 $0.00 12.30% 72.42% 0.29
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 54 $537.88 $990.59 54.30% $921.79 -$0.17 1.64% 31.10% 1.56
Recreation 66 $2,089.22 $1,807.71 115.57% $1,747.55 $59.25 5.41% 62.96% 1.55
Reinsurance 3 $0.27 $148.65 0.18% $204.80 $0.00 0.33% 4.05% 1.00
Restaurant/Dining 86 $8,260.09 $6,460.68 127.85% $542.90 -$0.01 1.76% 18.53% 1.39
Retail (Automotive) 25 $3,744.95 $1,602.21 233.74% $1,913.85 $0.00 2.71% 75.26% 2.52
Retail (Building Supply) 6 $2,788.93 $3,260.14 85.55% $2,288.00 $0.08 1.14% 16.84% 2.88
Retail (Distributors) 88 $7,198.68 $1,517.17 474.48% $4,540.41 -$0.62 7.39% 127.01% 1.84
Retail (General) 19 $19,123.11 $18,563.18 103.02% $2,406.01 $0.00 0.36% 12.07% 3.44
Retail (Grocery and Food) 14 $5,946.60 $3,549.22 167.55% $649.40 $0.00 1.79% 104.14% 4.17
Retail (Online) 57 $8,238.46 $9,348.22 88.13% $1,451.58 $476.70 0.43% 12.08% 3.59
Retail (Special Lines) 108 $14,205.89 $12,374.18 114.80% $3,776.54 $80.62 0.90% 21.58% 2.45
Rubber& Tires 4 $1,233.91 $835.06 147.76% $8.67 -$8.81 2.16% 20.90% 1.67
Semiconductor 80 $12,212.71 $8,006.29 152.54% $25,609.57 $1,379.42 19.12% 112.40% 0.64
Semiconductor Equip 45 $1,490.51 $1,741.06 85.61% $1,431.24 $181.85 4.02% 27.74% 1.02
Shipbuilding & Marine 11 $553.93 $520.83 106.36% $279.70 $0.00 6.44% 182.27% 0.62
Shoe 10 $304.51 $918.75 33.14% $0.00 $0.06 -1.39% -13.78% 2.14
Software (Entertainment) 13 $273.72 $703.71 38.90% $4,667.58 $175.53 34.07% 213.43% 1.40
Software (Internet) 297 $15,823.86 $10,799.87 146.52% $5,334.38 $2,999.51 8.32% 49.05% 0.66
Software (System & Application) 236 $14,530.26 $15,122.63 96.08% $59,530.47 $2,364.00 23.36% 191.29% 0.97
Steel 38 $2,333.10 $5,408.88 43.13% $803.30 $0.41 -2.93% NA 1.72
Telecom (Wireless) 17 $11,328.20 $15,480.17 73.18% $387.60 $2.46 -4.79% -163.92% 0.63
Telecom. Equipment 107 $4,098.94 $2,831.41 144.77% $5,429.05 $588.08 6.63% 46.09% 0.88
Telecom. Services 67 $47,952.33 $53,076.78 90.35% $15,134.05 -$19.54 2.90% 23.14% 0.97
Tobacco 22 $1,542.29 $407.91 378.10% $9.97 $12.05 1.82% 6.73% 1.65
Transportation 17 $8,975.54 $6,174.68 145.36% $7,234.82 -$1.44 6.29% 96.90% 2.99
Transportation (Railroads) 7 $8,939.00 $4,793.07 186.50% $4.68 $0.00 9.21% 44.61% 0.50
Trucking 30 $11,375.93 $4,143.10 274.58% $93.96 $0.00 11.35% 193.57% 1.13
Utility (General) 18 $35,084.00 $12,358.50 283.89% $5,708.54 $3.36 26.76% 186.20% 0.46
Utility (Water) 22 $2,335.47 $820.53 284.63% $59.40 $0.53 26.26% 129.12% 0.33
Total Market 7330 $873,137.31 $718,585.46 121.51% $569,594.10 $16,630.39 5.26% 69.68% 0.65
Total Market (without financials) 6100 $834,260.78 $700,218.28 119.14% $522,433.70 $16,541.77 5.32% 67.72% 1.17


Last updated January 2017
By Aswath Damodaran