Revenue Multiples by Sector (US)

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2016

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on which companies are included in each industry


Industry Name Number of firms Price/Sales Net Margin EV/Sales Pre-tax Operating Margin
Advertising 44 1.15 4.32% 1.70 11.60%
Aerospace/Defense 92 1.39 7.60% 1.58 12.37%
Air Transport 20 0.91 10.86% 1.48 15.26%
Apparel 63 1.60 6.27% 1.97 11.99%
Auto & Truck 19 0.49 3.36% 1.04 4.47%
Auto Parts 65 0.65 5.36% 0.78 7.23%
Bank (Money Center) 9 2.72 24.48% 7.74 -0.12%
Banks (Regional) 644 3.46 24.33% 5.45 -0.13%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 22 4.74 14.82% 5.53 22.91%
Beverage (Soft) 43 3.01 10.49% 3.55 18.03%
Broadcasting 29 1.53 7.13% 2.93 22.58%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 42 1.70 9.82% 5.82 0.01%
Building Materials 39 1.15 3.69% 1.47 9.09%
Business & Consumer Services 159 1.47 4.12% 1.92 11.07%
Cable TV 19 2.08 8.94% 3.07 19.93%
Chemical (Basic) 42 0.71 -3.12% 1.06 9.56%
Chemical (Diversified) 9 1.20 7.68% 1.55 11.39%
Chemical (Specialty) 104 1.74 9.98% 2.19 14.69%
Coal & Related Energy 38 0.35 -23.47% 1.35 0.66%
Computer Services 118 0.81 5.95% 0.97 8.85%
Computers/Peripherals 64 1.60 13.55% 1.76 19.42%
Construction Supplies 52 0.84 5.17% 1.25 10.37%
Diversified 26 1.89 5.73% 2.74 15.65%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 411 7.74 17.67% 8.32 30.71%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 157 4.37 17.52% 4.76 23.94%
Education 40 1.08 0.54% 1.37 7.98%
Electrical Equipment 120 1.59 7.12% 1.79 11.41%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 25 1.11 5.49% 1.19 8.76%
Electronics (General) 167 1.37 6.78% 1.46 9.42%
Engineering/Construction 51 0.39 0.49% 0.50 3.66%
Entertainment 84 2.28 14.97% 2.85 21.39%
Environmental & Waste Services 97 1.63 4.29% 2.24 11.94%
Farming/Agriculture 37 0.44 3.12% 0.74 4.90%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 272 2.36 22.30% 33.16 5.86%
Food Processing 89 1.81 6.86% 2.23 11.60%
Food Wholesalers 14 0.35 1.13% 0.43 2.90%
Furn/Home Furnishings 30 0.99 4.48% 1.26 8.34%
Green & Renewable Energy 28 4.06 -6.17% 7.86 13.41%
Healthcare Products 254 3.32 8.38% 3.75 16.40%
Healthcare Support Services 127 0.49 2.22% 0.60 4.75%
Heathcare Information and Technology 126 3.54 9.09% 4.02 13.13%
Homebuilding 34 0.97 7.98% 1.46 9.96%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 58 1.22 4.09% 2.38 12.93%
Hotel/Gaming 73 2.21 12.62% 3.30 16.38%
Household Products 134 2.41 6.67% 2.80 17.08%
Information Services 70 4.16 14.00% 4.64 23.15%
Insurance (General) 20 1.16 6.20% 1.58 13.23%
Insurance (Life) 25 0.83 7.70% 1.29 14.22%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 53 1.12 9.09% 1.41 14.72%
Investments & Asset Management 145 2.91 17.80% 4.38 19.64%
Machinery 130 1.34 6.58% 1.62 12.83%
Metals & Mining 114 0.89 -19.36% 1.59 11.13%
Office Equipment & Services 24 0.71 5.64% 1.08 10.60%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 7 1.31 5.34% 1.48 3.30%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 351 1.76 -54.71% 3.07 -12.31%
Oil/Gas Distribution 79 1.09 3.53% 2.10 10.11%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 143 0.49 2.76% 0.63 7.00%
Packaging & Container 25 0.96 3.91% 1.44 10.08%
Paper/Forest Products 20 0.69 1.82% 1.27 8.23%
Power 73 1.56 7.90% 2.79 18.17%
Precious Metals 113 1.57 -7.89% 1.97 21.84%
Publshing & Newspapers 39 0.95 2.52% 1.35 8.22%
R.E.I.T. 221 6.43 19.93% 12.02 22.19%
Real Estate (Development) 21 3.78 -3.05% 5.75 -2.98%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 12 4.62 5.45% 5.58 14.89%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 55 1.48 5.68% 2.33 10.49%
Recreation 65 1.55 4.57% 1.95 11.74%
Reinsurance 3 0.89 6.51% 1.09 11.41%
Restaurant/Dining 83 2.49 8.99% 3.07 13.70%
Retail (Automotive) 26 0.66 3.43% 1.00 5.76%
Retail (Building Supply) 5 1.62 6.65% 1.89 10.67%
Retail (Distributors) 83 0.74 3.84% 1.17 8.84%
Retail (General) 19 0.48 2.44% 0.64 4.81%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 17 0.41 1.97% 0.59 2.90%
Retail (Online) 39 3.46 3.01% 3.61 4.26%
Retail (Special Lines) 124 0.79 4.09% 1.12 6.52%
Rubber& Tires 4 0.57 15.40% 0.84 11.01%
Semiconductor 87 2.96 14.41% 3.15 20.11%
Semiconductor Equip 46 2.00 5.29% 2.35 12.93%
Shipbuilding & Marine 11 0.98 23.38% 1.51 9.92%
Shoe 11 2.84 9.97% 2.92 12.56%
Software (Entertainment) 17 4.73 13.08% 4.58 18.70%
Software (Internet) 308 6.97 12.52% 7.04 17.25%
Software (System & Application) 241 4.90 11.84% 5.26 23.63%
Steel 36 0.35 -4.63% 0.62 -5.08%
Telecom (Wireless) 19 0.85 -1.79% 2.04 2.69%
Telecom. Equipment 121 2.47 12.53% 2.77 19.31%
Telecom. Services 65 1.44 5.18% 2.53 13.09%
Tobacco 20 5.20 24.89% 6.10 38.41%
Transportation 21 1.05 4.05% 1.31 8.79%
Transportation (Railroads) 12 2.57 18.88% 3.31 32.99%
Trucking 26 0.73 4.19% 1.42 10.13%
Unclassified 3 3.43 1.73% 6.85 -17.02%
Utility (General) 20 1.75 8.17% 2.96 18.08%
Utility (Water) 18 3.74 15.18% 5.54 31.08%
Total Market 7480 1.62 6.40% 2.65 10.62%

Last Updated in January 2016
By Aswath Damodaran