Return on Equity by Sector

Data Used: S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg and the Fed

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2014

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on which companies are included in each industry


Industry Name Number of firms ROE
Advertising 65 16.51%
Aerospace/Defense 95 21.60%
Air Transport 25 42.68%
Apparel 70 17.87%
Auto & Truck 26 22.05%
Auto Parts 75 17.54%
Bank 7 15.03%
Banks (Regional) 721 9.52%
Beverage  47 27.62%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 19 18.28%
Biotechnology 349 6.77%
Broadcasting 30 74.10%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 49 9.25%
Building Materials 37 6.78%
Business & Consumer Services 179 12.48%
Cable TV 16 26.62%
Chemical (Basic) 47 8.80%
Chemical (Diversified) 10 24.33%
Chemical (Specialty) 100 22.10%
Coal & Related Energy 45 -14.66%
Computer Services 129 39.46%
Computer Software 273 21.53%
Computers/Peripherals 66 24.55%
Construction 18 3.62%
Diversified 20 13.06%
Educational Services 40 -0.13%
Electrical Equipment 135 13.67%
Electronics 191 7.98%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 26 25.66%
Engineering 56 7.61%
Entertainment 85 17.45%
Environmental & Waste Services 108 8.28%
Farming/Agriculture 29 4.82%
Financial Svcs. 76 15.50%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 17 6.45%
Food Processing 97 15.94%
Food Wholesalers 18 17.74%
Furn/Home Furnishings 36 12.99%
Healthcare Equipment 193 11.87%
Healthcare Facilities 47 26.29%
Healthcare Products 58 5.52%
Healthcare Services 126 13.14%
Heathcare Information and Technology 125 9.45%
Heavy Construction 46 22.00%
Homebuilding 32 32.64%
Hotel/Gaming 89 4.50%
Household Products 139 21.68%
Information Services 71 22.24%
Insurance (General) 26 4.08%
Insurance (Life) 27 6.08%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 53 14.34%
Internet software and services 330 11.75%
Investment Co. 65 9.68%
Machinery 141 15.70%
Metals & Mining 134 6.26%
Office Equipment & Services 30 19.42%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 8 18.31%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 411 6.74%
Oil/Gas Distribution 80 12.66%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 163 13.18%
Packaging & Container 24 15.61%
Paper/Forest Products 21 15.98%
Pharma & Drugs 138 19.71%
Power 106 8.70%
Precious Metals 166 -8.92%
Publshing & Newspapers 52 7.05%
R.E.I.T. 46 12.55%
Railroad 10 19.85%
Real Estate (Development) 22 -4.29%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 11 1.02%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 47 19.84%
Recreation 70 18.03%
Reinsurance 3 6.05%
Restaurant 84 27.46%
Retail (Automotive) 30 30.79%
Retail (Building Supply) 7 23.12%
Retail (Distributors) 87 12.92%
Retail (General) 21 17.68%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 21 10.91%
Retail (Internet) 47 18.36%
Retail (Special Lines) 137 17.29%
Rubber& Tires 4 45.41%
Semiconductor 104 13.14%
Semiconductor Equip 51 -1.21%
Shipbuilding & Marine 14 0.37%
Shoe 14 24.27%
Steel 37 -6.67%
Telecom (Wireless) 28 -15.63%
Telecom. Equipment 131 15.67%
Telecom. Services 82 5.78%
Thrift 223 -79.47%
Tobacco 12 214.71%
Transportation 22 14.75%
Trucking 28 16.01%
Utility (General) 20 7.34%
Utility (Water) 20 9.95%
Total Market 7766 15.68%

 



Lat updated January 2014
By Aswath Damodaran