Historical (Compounded Annual) Growth Rates by Sector

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2018

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Industry Name Number of Firms CAGR in Net Income- Last 5 years CAGR in Revenues- Last 5 years Expected Growth in Revenues - Next 2 years Expected Growth in EPS - Next 5 years
Advertising 40 -8.61% 11.77% 2.91% 7.24%
Aerospace/Defense 87 6.82% 3.35% 9.20% 11.46%
Air Transport 17 21.49% 6.20% 7.96% 6.46%
Apparel 51 1.32% 20.67% 3.07% 11.32%
Auto & Truck 18 -0.74% 22.61% 14.36% 18.35%
Auto Parts 62 7.81% 7.64% 12.96% 12.64%
Bank (Money Center) 11 13.41% 5.22% 3.54% 7.54%
Banks (Regional) 612 13.35% 8.96% 13.23% 9.43%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 28 16.13% 11.33% 11.55% 20.06%
Beverage (Soft) 35 4.07% 9.48% 7.59% 10.77%
Broadcasting 27 15.99% 8.12% 11.24% 7.59%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 42 29.97% 7.82% 9.34% 11.70%
Building Materials 39 26.75% 12.73% 7.68% 14.98%
Business & Consumer Services 169 5.23% 5.15% 18.83% 12.94%
Cable TV 14 -2.17% 11.79% 2.61% 10.25%
Chemical (Basic) 38 -2.88% 1.63% 11.51% 14.14%
Chemical (Diversified) 7 7.80% -2.54% 11.69% 18.82%
Chemical (Specialty) 99 2.61% 1.47% 9.74% 12.34%
Coal & Related Energy 30 -41.60% -4.09% 2.19% NA
Computer Services 111 0.23% 15.31% 7.92% 12.36%
Computers/Peripherals 58 22.65% -2.67% 5.07% 15.79%
Construction Supplies 49 22.14% 6.95% 6.55% 15.00%
Diversified 24 -0.28% 2.87% 9.30% 12.48%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 459 17.33% 32.28% 130.43% 27.31%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 185 9.53% 28.08% 100.59% 20.47%
Education 34 -1.72% -2.42% 7.22% 11.91%
Electrical Equipment 118 1.33% -2.14% 25.07% 15.09%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 24 -8.88% -0.49% 57.39% 12.77%
Electronics (General) 167 1.62% 6.84% 31.98% 17.82%
Engineering/Construction 49 8.52% 9.64% 8.20% 12.30%
Entertainment 90 10.39% 3.33% 11.44% 11.54%
Environmental & Waste Services 87 7.11% 15.92% 7.61% 12.83%
Farming/Agriculture 34 -0.24% 13.08% 10.88% 15.33%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 264 12.03% 10.35% 8.57% 11.62%
Food Processing 87 3.90% 4.12% 15.44% 9.46%
Food Wholesalers 15 1.60% 8.87% 4.83% 8.70%
Furn/Home Furnishings 31 3.74% 9.95% 5.73% 13.40%
Green & Renewable Energy 22 0.00% -4.74% -1.40% 11.05%
Healthcare Products 251 7.21% 10.54% 30.78% 16.55%
Healthcare Support Services 115 11.91% 16.55% 13.07% 14.52%
Heathcare Information and Technology 112 17.27% 6.68% 63.23% 15.21%
Homebuilding 32 32.51% 22.91% 13.52% 17.58%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 35 33.26% 8.19% 3.77% 6.50%
Hotel/Gaming 70 17.44% 7.86% 9.65% 13.18%
Household Products 131 2.86% 7.34% 14.35% 11.60%
Information Services 61 10.90% 6.94% 8.80% 14.92%
Insurance (General) 21 4.23% 4.97% 4.15% 10.46%
Insurance (Life) 25 14.44% 1.30% 4.01% 7.82%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 50 4.60% 6.82% 6.12% 11.56%
Investments & Asset Management 165 9.20% 7.86% 7.44% 13.11%
Machinery 126 4.91% 1.84% 13.16% 14.03%
Metals & Mining 102 -3.42% 14.72% 11.74% 30.62%
Office Equipment & Services 24 9.19% 4.26% 3.75% 12.25%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 5 -27.57% -12.33% 15.80% 25.77%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 311 -3.72% -1.72% 38.56% 1.81%
Oil/Gas Distribution 16 18.66% 13.89% 20.20% 10.00%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 130 -8.28% -4.93% 30.54% 40.24%
Packaging & Container 25 14.22% 1.67% 3.90% 9.31%
Paper/Forest Products 21 -8.30% 7.23% 5.47% 9.62%
Power 61 5.59% 7.78% 5.21% 5.41%
Precious Metals 111 -14.43% -5.54% 10.81% 24.26%
Publishing & Newspapers 41 2.10% -1.65% 1.21% 7.90%
R.E.I.T. 244 19.99% 15.02% 12.27% 6.81%
Real Estate (Development) 20 29.90% 13.90% -0.23% NA
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 10 0.00% 30.99% 16.55% NA
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 60 16.22% 0.19% 19.29% 13.63%
Recreation 70 14.97% 0.86% 12.42% 12.23%
Reinsurance 3 -27.27% -2.87% 3.11% 8.75%
Restaurant/Dining 81 6.60% 14.11% 4.43% 15.04%
Retail (Automotive) 25 6.04% 9.94% 5.60% 16.63%
Retail (Building Supply) 8 18.00% 5.41% 6.93% 20.46%
Retail (Distributors) 92 10.70% 6.46% 10.87% 15.04%
Retail (General) 18 -2.08% 2.08% 3.00% 7.88%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 14 2.41% 5.39% 8.41% 7.90%
Retail (Online) 61 35.04% 10.16% 7.11% 20.77%
Retail (Special Lines) 106 -0.87% 4.90% 2.72% 11.59%
Rubber& Tires 4 12.00% -6.47% 0.74% 9.50%
Semiconductor 72 16.18% 8.72% 12.42% 15.68%
Semiconductor Equip 45 27.76% 5.40% 18.16% 16.67%
Shipbuilding & Marine 9 5.05% -4.44% 28.82% 13.50%
Shoe 11 -1.04% 6.64% 3.12% 12.39%
Software (Entertainment) 13 72.07% 2.96% 9.30% 14.94%
Software (Internet) 305 18.57% 19.72% 15.14% 27.74%
Software (System & Application) 255 16.08% 12.71% 14.90% 17.06%
Steel 37 -6.85% -4.38% 13.12% 12.22%
Telecom (Wireless) 18 -21.75% 0.81% 3.31% 10.83%
Telecom. Equipment 104 -2.68% 4.36% 22.16% 14.42%
Telecom. Services 66 2.04% 6.32% 8.30% 5.99%
Tobacco 24 9.60% 85.32% 13.24% 10.33%
Transportation 18 3.98% 19.12% 9.93% 15.49%
Transportation (Railroads) 8 4.56% 4.26% 5.97% 10.56%
Trucking 30 4.73% 3.48% 13.33% 21.01%
Utility (General) 18 7.65% 2.46% 4.97% 5.50%
Utility (Water) 23 9.20% 3.77% 62.88% 8.99%
Total Market 7247 9.77% 9.01% 23.85% 13.60%
Total Market (without financials) 6057 9.22% 9.07% 26.48% 14.19%

Last updated in January 2018
By Aswath Damodaran