Price and Value to Book Ratio by Sector (US)

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2023

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on which companies are included in each industry


Industry Name Number of firms PBV ROE EV/ Invested Capital ROIC
Advertising 58 4.59 13.57% 6.05 36.62%
Aerospace/Defense 77 4.93 9.87% 4.49 15.25%
Air Transport 21 2.74 -11.37% 1.55 3.08%
Apparel 39 2.42 13.52% 2.09 20.57%
Auto & Truck 31 2.92 15.68% 1.64 6.46%
Auto Parts 37 1.89 7.03% 1.49 10.26%
Bank (Money Center) 7 0.99 11.35% 1.11 0.03%
Banks (Regional) 557 1.24 11.80% 1.37 -0.04%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 23 3.19 5.28% 3.42 14.66%
Beverage (Soft) 31 8.23 31.94% 7.20 28.72%
Broadcasting 26 0.88 20.76% 1.47 13.52%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 30 1.62 13.43% 1.29 0.06%
Building Materials 45 3.19 32.73% 3.43 34.60%
Business & Consumer Services 164 3.90 12.85% 5.02 23.99%
Cable TV 10 2.04 12.14% 1.85 12.13%
Chemical (Basic) 38 1.94 34.78% 1.76 25.38%
Chemical (Diversified) 4 1.89 43.44% 1.49 20.35%
Chemical (Specialty) 76 2.83 11.43% 2.88 17.83%
Coal & Related Energy 19 2.46 74.08% 2.24 41.79%
Computer Services 80 4.03 12.15% 4.25 28.39%
Computers/Peripherals 42 25.56 96.26% 7.80 42.63%
Construction Supplies 49 3.66 18.78% 2.70 14.55%
Diversified 23 1.85 0.82% 1.99 2.85%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 598 5.80 0.68% 2.76 6.49%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 281 5.28 24.54% 3.39 19.58%
Education 33 1.81 3.19% 2.25 6.77%
Electrical Equipment 110 3.13 13.20% 3.65 18.40%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 16 1.87 1.28% 1.54 5.46%
Electronics (General) 138 3.06 12.42% 3.20 17.47%
Engineering/Construction 43 2.82 7.50% 2.98 13.83%
Entertainment 110 2.22 1.18% 2.80 11.23%
Environmental & Waste Services 62 5.29 16.47% 6.15 28.32%
Farming/Agriculture 39 3.47 23.65% 2.20 15.17%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 223 1.69 48.08% 1.06 0.65%
Food Processing 92 2.61 11.54% 3.38 18.60%
Food Wholesalers 14 4.54 18.98% 3.18 15.54%
Furn/Home Furnishings 32 1.82 5.45% 1.71 15.24%
Green & Renewable Energy 19 1.08 18.27% 1.05 4.68%
Healthcare Products 254 4.70 7.09% 4.87 15.88%
Healthcare Support Services 131 3.60 12.34% 7.31 33.79%
Heathcare Information and Technology 138 4.33 -0.29% 5.69 19.10%
Homebuilding 32 1.29 30.75% 1.31 28.17%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 34 5.33 49.04% 2.44 20.45%
Hotel/Gaming 69 6.77 2.53% 2.82 2.34%
Household Products 127 9.17 33.18% 7.30 34.92%
Information Services 73 5.97 17.74% 9.48 32.89%
Insurance (General) 21 2.59 17.43% 2.61 19.31%
Insurance (Life) 27 1.73 5.58% 1.43 4.83%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 51 2.20 5.71% 2.13 7.08%
Investments & Asset Management 600 2.13 17.17% 2.07 9.16%
Machinery 116 4.06 15.49% 4.65 27.44%
Metals & Mining 68 2.75 21.10% 2.38 34.72%
Office Equipment & Services 16 2.02 7.96% 1.79 12.19%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 4 2.25 32.42% 2.11 22.37%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 174 2.43 47.00% 2.07 39.82%
Oil/Gas Distribution 23 2.72 4.09% 1.78 7.18%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 101 2.07 30.82% 1.98 28.09%
Packaging & Container 25 2.50 19.75% 2.30 16.04%
Paper/Forest Products 7 2.85 46.83% 2.06 42.83%
Power 48 1.98 9.39% 1.49 6.04%
Precious Metals 74 1.68 3.66% 1.70 5.28%
Publishing & Newspapers 20 1.58 5.15% 2.23 15.25%
R.E.I.T. 223 1.93 8.85% 1.43 3.29%
Real Estate (Development) 18 0.94 10.51% 0.97 6.12%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 12 0.97 6.68% 0.98 6.51%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 60 1.65 -3.58% 1.50 1.08%
Recreation 57 3.24 3.95% 2.37 12.25%
Reinsurance 1 2.54 4.46% 2.27 5.25%
Restaurant/Dining 70 NA NA 6.03 18.38%
Retail (Automotive) 30 6.07 43.25% 2.50 15.60%
Retail (Building Supply) 15 NA 0.48% 7.31 50.28%
Retail (Distributors) 69 3.35 27.37% 2.58 21.34%
Retail (General) 15 5.45 18.29% 3.88 17.89%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 13 2.75 27.98% 1.88 12.77%
Retail (Online) 63 6.16 2.54% 2.41 5.09%
Retail (Special Lines) 78 4.42 24.16% 2.88 15.72%
Rubber& Tires 3 0.55 19.81% 0.80 9.62%
Semiconductor 68 3.79 22.77% 3.21 18.52%
Semiconductor Equip 30 6.40 46.52% 4.50 38.17%
Shipbuilding & Marine 8 1.06 35.29% 1.13 28.79%
Shoe 13 9.04 36.28% 6.79 33.42%
Software (Entertainment) 91 3.80 22.77% 2.76 21.87%
Software (Internet) 33 5.21 -15.73% 4.05 -1.03%
Software (System & Application) 390 8.39 19.68% 6.82 22.47%
Steel 28 1.51 53.75% 1.59 48.63%
Telecom (Wireless) 16 2.19 2.97% 1.62 6.15%
Telecom. Equipment 79 5.20 20.13% 4.92 25.99%
Telecom. Services 49 1.29 15.76% 1.42 12.38%
Tobacco 15 NA NA 9.83 70.88%
Transportation 18 4.25 36.78% 3.16 24.20%
Transportation (Railroads) 4 6.75 33.56% 3.12 16.94%
Trucking 35 3.53 4.05% 2.30 13.53%
Utility (General) 15 1.92 11.24% 1.48 5.82%
Utility (Water) 16 3.09 16.47% 2.12 9.13%
Total Market 7165 3.30 16.47% 2.15 9.13%
Total Market (without financials) 5649 3.89 17.27% 2.95 15.79%

Last Updated in January 2023
By Aswath Damodaran