Margin/ ROIC 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 After-tax Operating Margin Sales/Capital Return on Capital
Advertising 41 11.46% 6.27 71.83%
Aerospace/Defense 96 9.98% 3.19 31.88%
Air Transport 18 12.56% 1.42 17.86%
Apparel 58 10.08% 1.47 14.81%
Auto & Truck 15 5.00% 1.17 5.87%
Auto Parts 63 8.22% 2.59 21.28%
Bank (Money Center) 10 -0.09% 0.14 -0.01%
Banks (Regional) 645 -0.10% 0.26 -0.03%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 25 21.62% 0.83 17.93%
Beverage (Soft) 36 17.77% 1.42 25.31%
Broadcasting 30 18.79% 1.04 19.50%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 45 -0.05% 0.14 -0.01%
Building Materials 41 8.02% 2.29 18.39%
Business & Consumer Services 165 9.16% 2.60 23.85%
Cable TV 14 15.31% 0.96 14.66%
Chemical (Basic) 45 9.45% 1.57 14.85%
Chemical (Diversified) 8 11.49% 1.36 15.62%
Chemical (Specialty) 100 12.76% 1.34 17.15%
Coal & Related Energy 38 -14.01% 0.57 -8.03%
Computer Services 117 7.77% 3.82 29.66%
Computers/Peripherals 55 18.71% 1.30 24.35%
Construction Supplies 51 7.35% 1.29 9.45%
Diversified 24 12.18% 0.66 8.08%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 426 30.75% 0.50 15.33%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 164 23.87% 0.69 16.55%
Education 36 7.28% 1.65 12.03%
Electrical Equipment 119 11.42% 1.89 21.63%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 24 3.30% 1.75 5.79%
Electronics (General) 164 7.87% 1.36 10.74%
Engineering/Construction 48 3.37% 4.58 15.45%
Entertainment 79 20.33% 1.63 33.15%
Environmental & Waste Services 89 11.39% 1.80 20.48%
Farming/Agriculture 37 4.17% 1.61 6.73%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 258 6.19% 0.03 0.21%
Food Processing 87 11.67% 1.67 19.45%
Food Wholesalers 16 2.51% 8.00 20.09%
Furn/Home Furnishings 30 8.56% 2.12 18.14%
Green & Renewable Energy 25 16.03% 0.24 3.78%
Healthcare Products 254 15.52% 1.06 16.50%
Healthcare Support Services 121 3.95% 10.59 41.84%
Heathcare Information and Technology 125 13.00% 1.22 15.81%
Homebuilding 33 7.29% 1.19 8.71%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 38 8.56% 1.57 13.44%
Hotel/Gaming 69 16.06% 0.67 10.71%
Household Products 129 16.68% 1.86 31.04%
Information Services 64 19.59% 1.86 36.41%
Insurance (General) 19 6.87% 0.64 4.37%
Insurance (Life) 22 9.64% 0.75 7.27%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 50 8.88% 1.05 9.36%
Investments & Asset Management 156 16.58% 0.35 5.85%
Machinery 127 11.73% 2.03 23.85%
Metals & Mining 97 5.03% 0.74 3.73%
Office Equipment & Services 24 8.51% 2.67 22.72%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 7 -3.01% 0.73 -2.19%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 330 -28.81% 0.25 -7.17%
Oil/Gas Distribution 78 13.26% 0.56 7.37%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 148 2.63% 1.66 4.38%
Packaging & Container 26 7.63% 1.93 14.74%
Paper/Forest Products 23 4.21% 1.75 7.37%
Power 68 14.87% 0.49 7.32%
Precious Metals 109 14.47% 0.44 6.43%
Publishing & Newspapers 37 5.96% 2.25 13.42%
R.E.I.T. 238 22.59% 0.13 3.01%
Real Estate (Development) 18 5.11% 0.31 1.58%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 11 17.99% 0.29 5.13%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 54 7.21% 1.56 11.22%
Recreation 66 10.61% 1.55 16.44%
Reinsurance 3 9.13% 1.00 9.15%
Restaurant/Dining 86 11.40% 1.39 15.88%
Retail (Automotive) 25 4.36% 2.52 10.97%
Retail (Building Supply) 6 8.89% 2.88 25.61%
Retail (Distributors) 88 6.99% 1.84 12.84%
Retail (General) 19 3.37% 3.44 11.57%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 14 1.94% 4.17 8.10%
Retail (Online) 57 4.97% 3.59 17.86%
Retail (Special Lines) 108 4.89% 2.45 11.98%
Rubber& Tires 4 10.57% 1.67 17.60%
Semiconductor 80 20.17% 0.64 12.88%
Semiconductor Equip 45 15.65% 1.02 15.89%
Shipbuilding & Marine 11 7.19% 0.62 4.43%
Shoe 10 10.35% 2.14 22.14%
Software (Entertainment) 13 18.47% 1.40 25.89%
Software (Internet) 297 22.80% 0.66 15.00%
Software (System & Application) 236 15.63% 0.97 15.20%
Steel 38 0.59% 1.72 1.02%
Telecom (Wireless) 17 3.90% 0.63 2.44%
Telecom. Equipment 107 17.68% 0.88 15.53%
Telecom. Services 67 16.23% 0.97 15.82%
Tobacco 22 36.74% 1.65 60.73%
Transportation 17 7.97% 2.99 23.86%
Transportation (Railroads) 7 25.01% 0.50 12.51%
Trucking 30 6.92% 1.13 7.84%
Utility (General) 18 14.72% 0.46 6.81%
Utility (Water) 22 26.39% 0.33 8.73%
Total Market 7330 9.32% 0.65 6.10%
Total Market (without financials) 6100 9.94% 1.17 11.60%

Last Updated in January 2017
By Aswath Damodaran