Margin/ ROIC by Sector (US)

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2018

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on which companies are included in each industry


Industry name Number of firms After-tax Operating Margin Sales/Capital Return on Capital
Advertising 40 11.62% 6.68 77.57%
Aerospace/Defense 87 10.26% 3.61 37.05%
Air Transport 17 9.69% 1.39 13.50%
Apparel 51 9.84% 1.44 14.18%
Auto & Truck 18 3.89% 1.02 3.97%
Auto Parts 62 8.85% 2.69 23.79%
Bank (Money Center) 11 -0.05% 0.14 -0.01%
Banks (Regional) 612 -0.12% 0.26 -0.03%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 28 21.05% 1.16 24.32%
Beverage (Soft) 35 18.09% 1.38 24.92%
Broadcasting 27 19.43% 1.10 21.38%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 42 0.09% 0.19 0.02%
Building Materials 39 7.92% 2.31 18.27%
Business & Consumer Services 169 9.36% 2.82 26.37%
Cable TV 14 14.19% 0.90 12.72%
Chemical (Basic) 38 9.87% 1.46 14.43%
Chemical (Diversified) 7 10.84% 1.53 16.59%
Chemical (Specialty) 99 12.26% 1.37 16.74%
Coal & Related Energy 30 8.27% 1.03 8.53%
Computer Services 111 7.57% 3.69 27.96%
Computers/Peripherals 58 19.01% 1.25 23.86%
Construction Supplies 49 7.95% 1.33 10.59%
Diversified 24 11.44% 0.96 10.98%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 459 25.83% 0.45 11.60%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 185 24.72% 0.72 17.68%
Education 34 7.58% 1.51 11.47%
Electrical Equipment 118 11.39% 1.92 21.88%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 24 -3.97% 1.39 -5.54%
Electronics (General) 167 9.02% 1.50 13.55%
Engineering/Construction 49 3.71% 4.97 18.43%
Entertainment 90 19.59% 1.59 31.11%
Environmental & Waste Services 87 11.98% 1.78 21.28%
Farming/Agriculture 34 4.16% 1.72 7.14%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 264 5.94% 0.03 0.21%
Food Processing 87 12.06% 1.63 19.71%
Food Wholesalers 15 2.62% 7.61 19.96%
Furn/Home Furnishings 31 8.30% 2.12 17.56%
Green & Renewable Energy 22 11.45% 0.17 1.94%
Healthcare Products 251 15.25% 1.07 16.30%
Healthcare Support Services 115 4.03% 12.54 50.54%
Heathcare Information and Technology 112 13.52% 1.16 15.73%
Homebuilding 32 7.70% 1.21 9.31%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 35 7.88% 1.50 11.84%
Hotel/Gaming 70 16.84% 0.67 11.33%
Household Products 131 16.96% 1.74 29.52%
Information Services 61 21.38% 1.57 33.51%
Insurance (General) 21 4.35% 0.65 2.82%
Insurance (Life) 25 6.95% 0.63 4.40%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 50 7.58% 1.10 8.32%
Investments & Asset Management 165 18.32% 0.54 9.89%
Machinery 126 11.77% 2.20 25.89%
Metals & Mining 102 17.63% 0.81 14.34%
Office Equipment & Services 24 7.02% 2.52 17.72%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 5 2.61% 0.83 2.15%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 311 0.23% 0.38 0.09%
Oil/Gas Distribution 16 16.94% 0.36 6.13%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 130 3.03% 2.12 6.42%
Packaging & Container 25 7.77% 1.88 14.58%
Paper/Forest Products 21 4.67% 1.82 8.48%
Power 61 14.27% 0.45 6.43%
Precious Metals 111 17.01% 0.44 7.53%
Publishing & Newspapers 41 6.54% 2.06 13.48%
R.E.I.T. 244 21.87% 0.14 3.08%
Real Estate (Development) 20 10.91% 0.21 2.27%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 10 12.77% 0.34 4.32%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 60 6.92% 1.60 11.05%
Recreation 70 9.98% 1.46 14.59%
Reinsurance 3 6.51% 0.92 5.97%
Restaurant/Dining 81 12.36% 1.38 17.01%
Retail (Automotive) 25 4.36% 2.38 10.38%
Retail (Building Supply) 8 9.84% 3.08 30.30%
Retail (Distributors) 92 6.84% 1.93 13.18%
Retail (General) 18 3.24% 3.67 11.90%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 14 1.84% 4.75 8.75%
Retail (Online) 61 3.86% 3.47 13.40%
Retail (Special Lines) 106 4.54% 2.57 11.69%
Rubber& Tires 4 9.52% 1.47 13.96%
Semiconductor 72 24.06% 0.67 16.13%
Semiconductor Equip 45 21.74% 1.34 29.06%
Shipbuilding & Marine 9 6.79% 0.72 4.88%
Shoe 11 9.47% 2.16 20.40%
Software (Entertainment) 13 21.60% 1.29 27.79%
Software (Internet) 305 25.43% 0.65 16.63%
Software (System & Application) 255 20.33% 0.73 14.82%
Steel 37 6.78% 2.31 15.67%
Telecom (Wireless) 18 8.08% 0.67 5.43%
Telecom. Equipment 104 17.02% 0.80 13.59%
Telecom. Services 66 16.16% 0.99 15.97%
Tobacco 24 38.48% 2.48 95.59%
Transportation 18 6.03% 2.92 17.61%
Transportation (Railroads) 8 26.15% 0.52 13.55%
Trucking 30 6.08% 1.16 7.07%
Utility (General) 18 13.40% 0.46 6.21%
Utility (Water) 23 24.00% 0.37 8.86%
Total Market 7247 9.64% 0.68 6.53%
Total Market (without financials) 6057 10.46% 1.22 12.76%

Last Updated in January 2018
By Aswath Damodaran