Capital Expenditures by Sector (US)

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2015

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Industry Name
Number of Firms
Capital Expenditures
Depreciation
Cap Ex/Deprecn
Acquisitions
Net R&D
Net Cap Ex/Sales
Net Cap Ex/ EBIT (1-t)
Sales/Capital
Advertising
52
$820.73
$811.49
101.14%
$289.61
$18.07
1.06%
13.86%
3.78
Aerospace/Defense
93
$10,480.09
$588.26
1781.53%
$10,139.68
$198.09
4.81%
54.76%
3.57
Air Transport
22
$15,095.94
$6,771.03
222.95%
$1,510.60
$13.80
6.08%
89.00%
1.46
Apparel
64
$1,967.56
$129.52
1519.17%
$1,595.19
$67.15
5.66%
61.33%
1.58
Auto & Truck
22
$18,765.32
$14.87
NA
$544.20
$434.01
6.24%
287.82%
1.38
Auto Parts
75
$5,543.23
$382.15
1450.54%
$4,109.40
-$46.90
6.33%
126.02%
3.03
Bank (Money Center)
13
$4,544.82
$0.00
NA
-$3,112.15
$0.00
0.41%
NA
0.14
Banks (Regional)
676
$8,234.20
$0.00
NA
-$7,543.38
$0.00
0.53%
NA
0.27
Beverage (Alcoholic)
22
$1,072.43
$45.13
2376.42%
$8.40
$0.05
7.03%
45.16%
0.81
Beverage (Soft)
46
$6,012.99
$435.36
1381.16%
$383.31
$45.24
4.53%
32.02%
1.56
Broadcasting
28
$1,276.88
$2,628.80
48.57%
$3,754.14
-$0.06
5.69%
34.27%
1.06
Brokerage & Investment Banking
46
$2,621.23
$1,832.86
143.01%
$2,752.61
$0.43
2.55%
7215.00%
0.18
Building Materials
39
$1,699.46
$178.14
954.03%
$890.66
$14.41
4.70%
74.82%
2.41
Business & Consumer Services
177
$3,444.20
$2,416.64
142.52%
$4,337.47
$25.27
4.64%
73.32%
2.82
Cable TV
18
$19,175.72
$18,467.84
103.83%
$2,554.20
$3.65
2.03%
16.08%
1.15
Chemical (Basic)
46
$1,828.18
$117.30
1558.51%
$1,176.20
-$3.47
10.22%
123.63%
1.67
Chemical (Diversified)
10
$6,949.80
$444.00
1565.27%
$343.09
-$38.99
5.59%
69.73%
1.65
Chemical (Specialty)
103
$9,043.42
$860.24
1051.27%
$6,935.40
$147.83
10.27%
95.30%
1.71
Coal & Related Energy
42
$3,806.22
$3,518.45
108.18%
$634.81
-$515.09
1.48%
60.98%
0.64
Computer Services
119
$5,236.53
$725.32
721.96%
$4,289.93
$11.56
2.81%
37.02%
4.38
Computers/Peripherals
64
$16,129.01
$1,126.17
1432.20%
$9,876.13
$1,898.94
7.23%
50.15%
1.69
Construction Supplies
55
$8,494.80
$209.95
4046.03%
$2,091.84
-$120.57
6.46%
90.22%
1.48
Diversified
23
$30,807.92
$220.40
NA
$11,253.11
$195.42
9.81%
82.72%
0.59
Drugs (Biotechnology)
400
$2,770.80
$766.51
361.48%
$11,565.80
$3,512.48
22.96%
147.74%
0.50
Drugs (Pharmaceutical)
151
$10,301.17
$6,834.44
150.72%
$16,826.12
$806.85
7.82%
39.54%
0.77
Education
42
$1,119.57
$804.70
139.13%
$465.35
$25.43
3.56%
79.02%
1.66
Electrical Equipment
126
$2,875.57
$156.70
1835.09%
$2,392.91
$229.33
7.57%
88.52%
2.39
Electronics (Consumer & Office)
28
$225.18
$11.67
1929.60%
$425.02
$111.13
9.05%
167.99%
2.22
Electronics (General)
189
$3,694.17
$523.91
705.12%
$2,455.14
$150.10
6.96%
102.07%
1.34
Engineering/Construction
56
$1,761.69
$393.14
448.11%
$3,456.30
-$7.24
4.69%
158.65%
4.65
Entertainment
84
$5,902.89
$5,194.41
113.64%
$2,642.16
$9.90
2.25%
16.09%
1.65
Environmental & Waste Services
103
$3,161.39
$3,306.40
95.61%
$1,344.58
-$2.66
2.60%
34.66%
1.63
Farming/Agriculture
37
$5,449.87
$275.63
1977.26%
$3,332.83
$23.46
4.14%
114.04%
2.01
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance)
288
$19,741.13
$5,165.84
382.15%
$7,953.73
$3.46
11.86%
234.58%
0.03
Food Processing
96
$8,249.10
$661.69
1246.67%
$16,805.53
$19.40
9.93%
117.26%
2.56
Food Wholesalers
14
$863.19
$0.99
NA
$361.42
$0.00
1.81%
87.31%
7.45
Furn/Home Furnishings
27
$1,561.23
$51.16
3051.53%
$560.07
$1.96
5.13%
79.55%
2.17
Green & Renewable Energy
26
$1,552.91
$232.03
669.28%
$830.49
-$6.99
172.54%
1656.71%
0.29
Healthcare Products
261
$7,463.87
$2,281.30
327.18%
$11,551.35
$391.38
11.51%
91.62%
1.00
Healthcare Support Services
138
$7,520.48
$6,817.35
110.31%
$10,752.26
-$13.60
1.17%
41.84%
9.41
Heathcare Information and Technology
127
$2,220.34
$1,252.89
177.22%
$14,679.96
$426.77
24.49%
264.71%
1.47
Homebuilding
35
$314.88
$18.72
1682.52%
$2,596.55
$0.48
5.48%
75.88%
1.14
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities
56
$5,794.82
$8,438.87
68.67%
$11,420.31
-$21.52
7.42%
71.67%
0.83
Hotel/Gaming
80
$8,591.77
$8,805.05
97.58%
$3,421.95
$18.26
2.98%
22.86%
0.64
Household Products
135
$7,977.32
$327.48
2436.01%
$3,979.53
$55.50
5.77%
48.54%
2.05
Information Services
67
$4,189.05
$4,190.71
99.96%
$7,334.54
$54.33
5.44%
34.63%
1.95
Insurance (General)
24
$2,724.14
$336.50
809.56%
$3,059.38
$7.02
3.40%
32.08%
0.68
Insurance (Life)
25
$334.42
$370.47
90.27%
$2,340.41
$0.00
1.12%
10.59%
0.82
Insurance (Prop/Cas.)
52
$1,238.83
$663.79
186.63%
$3,940.95
$0.00
2.53%
24.05%
1.05
Investments & Asset Management
148
$2,302.88
$1,053.86
218.52%
$486.94
$30.67
1.47%
10.63%
0.38
Machinery
137
$4,293.22
$535.44
801.82%
$6,682.29
$60.16
7.41%
78.90%
2.16
Metals & Mining
124
$12,218.76
$6,132.92
199.23%
$369.16
$10.84
10.53%
91.60%
0.84
Office Equipment & Services
25
$792.56
$39.32
2015.82%
$527.54
$6.91
4.92%
77.24%
2.79
Oil/Gas (Integrated)
8
$86,023.00
$43,072.00
199.72%
$110.90
$41.60
6.64%
86.58%
1.53
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration)
392
$170,148.86
$70,878.85
240.06%
$5,823.83
$14.10
38.34%
251.48%
0.53
Oil/Gas Distribution
85
$59,999.77
$15,858.82
378.34%
$19,921.79
$0.00
13.84%
214.10%
1.45
Oilfield Svcs/Equip.
161
$30,580.89
$10,749.17
284.50%
$9,326.53
$162.85
3.65%
83.77%
3.28
Packaging & Container
26
$3,929.80
$832.86
471.84%
$3,342.90
$15.48
6.99%
95.92%
2.41
Paper/Forest Products
22
$2,162.34
$1,849.00
116.95%
$307.10
$2.41
1.40%
19.08%
1.93
Power
82
$69,640.46
$29,080.85
239.47%
$6,838.19
-$18.29
14.65%
128.44%
0.54
Precious Metals
147
$1,831.19
$2,694.33
67.96%
$68.72
-$55.43
-7.73%
-124.70%
0.39
Publshing & Newspapers
43
$2,775.48
$4,956.46
56.00%
$7,249.56
$36.23
7.13%
108.45%
1.79
R.E.I.T.
213
$5,925.34
$25,845.20
22.93%
$19,636.09
-$2.64
-0.23%
-1.13%
0.13
Real Estate (Development)
18
$128.78
$57.79
222.84%
$48.70
$0.00
9.04%
124.76%
0.29
Real Estate (General/Diversified)
11
$452.37
$11.63
3889.67%
$6.00
-$1.42
30.73%
87.34%
0.49
Real Estate (Operations & Services)
52
$893.27
$910.29
98.13%
$894.45
-$0.14
3.91%
46.66%
1.93
Recreation
68
$2,380.90
$1,106.58
215.16%
$1,023.78
$34.51
6.77%
69.00%
1.38
Reinsurance
4
$128.49
$27.34
469.97%
$0.00
$0.00
0.62%
6.73%
1.03
Restaurant/Dining
79
$8,768.88
$3,446.25
254.45%
$505.51
$4.06
4.57%
50.22%
1.33
Retail (Automotive)
30
$2,898.85
$592.00
489.67%
$3,203.04
$0.00
3.87%
130.11%
2.91
Retail (Building Supply)
5
$2,474.10
$3,155.80
78.40%
$191.00
$0.00
-0.35%
-5.63%
2.39
Retail (Distributors)
90
$7,864.35
$1,603.79
490.36%
$3,340.64
$4.13
8.04%
133.71%
1.93
Retail (General)
23
$21,029.87
$5,181.05
405.90%
$18.00
-$0.60
1.88%
64.80%
3.39
Retail (Grocery and Food)
21
$5,484.95
$2,224.37
246.58%
$2,942.88
-$0.06
2.95%
228.91%
4.18
Retail (Online)
46
$5,771.85
$1,050.22
549.58%
$4,316.12
$271.68
7.68%
266.84%
4.78
Retail (Special Lines)
128
$14,399.73
$2,790.34
516.06%
$5,537.09
-$6.07
3.00%
77.79%
2.32
Rubber& Tires
4
$1,225.43
$0.08
NA
$0.00
$8.17
5.58%
81.72%
2.81
Semiconductor
100
$17,233.27
$1,234.11
1396.41%
$5,463.96
$1,335.29
14.51%
92.19%
0.73
Semiconductor Equip
47
$3,479.26
$144.28
2411.55%
$1,636.89
$233.21
16.66%
203.68%
0.90
Shipbuilding & Marine
14
$768.99
$486.70
158.00%
$0.00
$0.00
4.31%
75.80%
0.75
Shoe
13
$222.66
$1.00
NA
$63.63
$4.20
0.74%
7.87%
2.19
Software (Entertainment)
20
$256.66
$35.48
723.32%
$456.60
-$97.45
4.84%
39.29%
1.03
Software (Internet)
327
$16,144.17
$2,066.63
781.18%
$10,600.15
$3,606.37
20.28%
166.21%
0.79
Software (System & Application)
259
$9,404.77
$4,215.36
223.11%
$20,053.87
$2,438.70
13.26%
68.90%
0.92
Steel
40
$3,561.11
$1,545.73
230.38%
$3,006.33
-$3.22
4.94%
139.37%
2.03
Telecom (Wireless)
21
$11,155.81
$12,231.00
91.21%
-$16,449.09
$9.13
-22.20%
-1639.13%
0.68
Telecom. Equipment
126
$4,844.00
$1,572.72
308.00%
$2,876.80
$270.12
4.91%
32.74%
0.82
Telecom. Services
77
$46,851.85
$44,390.19
105.55%
$3,300.10
$106.70
1.94%
12.47%
1.30
Tobacco
20
$1,735.87
$122.96
1411.70%
$219.16
$23.40
2.77%
10.10%
2.80
Transportation
21
$6,606.21
$4,850.06
136.21%
$1,137.41
$12.95
2.08%
39.35%
3.04
Transportation (Railroads)
10
$9,479.90
$4,363.86
217.24%
$220.50
$0.00
10.30%
51.57%
0.66
Trucking
30
$12,073.53
$2,365.14
510.48%
$827.13
$0.00
14.97%
253.74%
1.37
Unclassified
8
$3.07
$0.00
NA
$0.03
$0.49
18.27%
NA
0.37
Utility (General)
21
$34,761.40
$14,999.80
231.75%
$989.30
$1.08
14.03%
128.10%
0.60
Utility (Water)
19
$1,690.86
$729.82
231.68%
$28.85
-$0.79
17.96%
88.08%
0.34
Total Market
7887
$1,007,450.21
$430,897.69
233.80%
$342,459.41
$16,703.41
6.21%
77.06%
0.73


Last updated January 2015
By Aswath Damodaran