Capital Expenditures by Sector (US)

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2016

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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 44 $663.21 $527.86 125.64% $136.97 $4.28 0.96% 11.79% 5.35
Aerospace/Defense 92 $11,158.63 $623.09 1790.85% $6,831.83 $340.03 4.19% 47.47% 2.80
Air Transport 20 $17,414.64 $7,535.11 231.11% $318.15 $8.85 6.13% 49.95% 1.49
Apparel 63 $2,177.90 $139.90 1556.73% $1,715.10 $86.26 6.08% 67.17% 1.53
Auto & Truck 19 $29,391.84 $19.36 NA $1,670.80 $470.32 10.09% 317.73% 1.19
Auto Parts 65 $4,815.40 $365.97 1315.79% $1,117.05 $503.34 5.02% 91.65% 2.64
Bank (Money Center) 9 $4,649.00 $0.00 NA $0.00 $0.00 1.36% NA 0.13
Banks (Regional) 644 $7,814.83 $0.00 NA -$12,373.00 $0.00 -3.32% NA 0.24
Beverage (Alcoholic) 22 $1,236.93 $35.62 3472.78% $719.80 -$0.34 12.97% 78.13% 0.78
Beverage (Soft) 43 $6,016.10 $408.79 1471.67% $2,987.81 $20.04 6.53% 50.29% 1.32
Broadcasting 29 $1,456.39 $3,299.88 44.13% $5,078.89 $4.81 6.19% 37.80% 1.09
Brokerage & Investment Banking 42 $3,682.11 $1,904.88 193.30% $3,242.89 $8.00 3.50% NA 0.20
Building Materials 39 $1,671.57 $218.44 765.23% $3,240.42 $2.41 8.57% 135.51% 2.25
Business & Consumer Services 159 $3,788.76 $3,458.13 109.56% $8,187.70 $37.61 7.28% 99.54% 2.34
Cable TV 19 $16,727.52 $16,780.30 99.69% $442.98 $10.92 0.29% 2.23% 0.97
Chemical (Basic) 42 $1,924.78 $194.37 990.24% $1,756.28 $2.65 13.79% 183.56% 1.43
Chemical (Diversified) 9 $8,440.20 $461.70 1828.07% $4,279.00 -$118.76 10.72% 131.82% 1.39
Chemical (Specialty) 104 $9,364.31 $868.14 1078.67% $14,536.35 -$59.58 15.92% 142.10% 1.51
Coal & Related Energy 38 $3,174.67 $4,394.66 72.24% $513.67 -$76.93 -2.97% -496.00% 0.60
Computer Services 118 $5,722.25 $1,946.41 293.99% $6,500.67 -$117.09 3.16% 46.40% 3.92
Computers/Peripherals 64 $20,937.96 $1,997.50 1048.21% $8,898.18 $2,009.37 6.43% 42.85% 1.90
Construction Supplies 52 $8,881.18 $332.93 2667.62% $1,803.65 $115.21 6.58% 87.15% 1.40
Diversified 26 $34,603.20 $319.60 NA $33,540.79 $17.52 15.63% 154.36% 0.58
Drugs (Biotechnology) 411 $5,652.32 $763.08 740.73% $29,133.19 $5,389.28 32.65% 147.49% 0.59
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 157 $8,668.12 $3,988.63 217.32% $35,501.27 $2,068.27 20.21% 112.47% 0.63
Education 40 $990.82 $729.74 135.78% $801.59 $3.63 5.41% 110.02% 1.37
Electrical Equipment
120
$3,843.60
$150.12
2560.35%
$2,701.70
$26.56
9.88%
136.91%
2.28
Electronics (Consumer & Office)
25
$292.01
$10.58
2760.04%
$634.70
$106.23
10.43%
162.64%
2.24
Electronics (General)
167
$4,328.08
$722.13
599.35%
$6,723.79
$383.91
12.07%
162.56%
1.40
Engineering/Construction
51
$1,587.42
$407.12
389.91%
$4,012.04
-$1.15
4.79%
186.13%
4.70
Entertainment
84
$6,447.43
$4,740.87
136.00%
$625.51
-$1.20
1.59%
10.43%
1.60
Environmental & Waste Services
97
$3,376.24
$3,567.10
94.65%
$2,198.34
$41.94
4.47%
52.04%
1.64
Farming/Agriculture
37
$5,776.15
$314.19
1838.45%
$3,994.90
-$29.27
5.43%
160.02%
1.68
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance)
272
$14,529.84
$4,237.90
342.86%
$11,967.60
$30.93
12.20%
329.61%
0.03
Food Processing
89
$8,449.10
$747.36
1130.52%
$16,361.96
$29.03
10.00%
112.47%
2.32
Food Wholesalers
14
$1,097.76
$74.30
1477.47%
$480.62
$0.00
1.75%
90.90%
7.34
Furn/Home Furnishings
30
$1,533.85
$200.99
763.16%
$2,878.49
-$18.57
9.57%
149.14%
2.15
Green & Renewable Energy
28
$3,137.81
$431.64
726.94%
$1,745.73
$0.23
243.22%
2062.76%
0.21
Healthcare Products
254
$7,233.98
$2,078.25
348.08%
$22,440.06
$615.78
22.17%
172.26%
1.06
Healthcare Support Services
127
$7,612.01
$5,113.16
148.87%
$32,181.39
-$17.64
3.24%
113.98%
10.14
Heathcare Information and Technology
126
$2,153.49
$1,215.21
177.21%
$3,771.60
$46.48
7.39%
68.20%
1.17
Homebuilding
34
$237.48
$21.21
1119.69%
$478.54
$0.00
1.05%
15.54%
1.08
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities
58
$6,645.31
$9,859.60
67.40%
$14,585.56
$0.01
8.15%
81.48%
0.82
Hotel/Gaming
73
$11,048.64
$9,176.40
120.40%
$6,626.88
$77.53
8.36%
63.56%
0.64
Household Products
134
$7,558.49
$222.81
3392.38%
$4,868.45
$57.83
6.58%
53.13%
1.86
Information Services
70
$5,005.67
$5,488.52
91.20%
$9,502.04
$177.41
6.34%
38.28%
1.93
Insurance (General)
20
$3,329.03
$438.81
758.64%
$1,729.35
$8.33
3.15%
32.80%
0.60
Insurance (Life)
25
$292.95
$317.49
92.27%
$346.98
$0.00
0.15%
1.49%
0.75
Insurance (Prop/Cas.)
53
$1,522.48
$757.32
201.04%
$1,180.18
$0.00
1.07%
10.08%
1.02
Investments & Asset Management
145
$2,887.11
$680.10
424.51%
$288.55
$11.90
2.27%
16.03%
0.34
Machinery
130
$3,885.76
$700.91
554.39%
$4,806.96
$5.84
5.97%
64.40%
2.07
Metals & Mining
114
$10,098.42
$5,814.08
173.69%
$2,951.38
$16.00
12.90%
166.79%
0.75
Office Equipment & Services
24
$765.06
$36.50
2096.05%
$815.34
$3.93
6.12%
87.75%
2.68
Oil/Gas (Integrated)
7
$70,205.30
$53,063.00
132.31%
-$12.10
-$46.40
4.09%
219.06%
0.98
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration)
351
$132,645.74
$127,599.64
103.95%
$11,037.34
-$0.85
8.25%
NA
0.33
Oil/Gas Distribution
79
$70,646.93
$18,615.73
379.50%
$28,427.35
-$0.46
23.05%
253.85%
0.97
Oilfield Svcs/Equip.
143
$24,629.88
$11,478.99
214.56%
$4,690.61
-$54.17
3.25%
65.42%
2.56
Packaging & Container
25
$3,897.82
$968.74
402.36%
$4,036.10
$1.43
8.16%
112.79%
2.16
Paper/Forest Products
20
$2,133.50
$1,847.12
115.50%
$646.14
-$3.55
2.36%
41.61%
1.72
Power
73
$74,931.86
$31,918.53
234.76%
$11,666.71
$18.83
16.68%
130.32%
0.52
Precious Metals
113
$3,287.04
$1,736.85
189.25%
$894.91
-$32.45
21.76%
207.39%
0.44
Publshing & Newspapers
39
$2,318.86
$4,248.64
54.58%
$2,278.60
$31.71
0.60%
8.86%
1.85
R.E.I.T.
221
$6,048.01
$29,031.35
20.83%
$21,253.67
-$12.99
-1.32%
-6.15%
0.13
Real Estate (Development)
21
$141.86
$254.80
55.68%
$95.20
$0.04
-1.12%
NA
0.29
Real Estate (General/Diversified)
12
$90.20
$16.24
555.42%
$130.60
-$1.42
21.19%
191.37%
0.24
Real Estate (Operations & Services)
55
$834.17
$1,113.00
74.95%
$2,181.11
-$0.03
7.51%
104.88%
1.13
Recreation
65
$1,949.39
$1,043.14
186.88%
$1,140.34
$52.35
5.75%
68.82%
1.40
Reinsurance
3
$89.90
-$5.69
NA
$250.90
$0.00
2.27%
28.90%
0.87
Restaurant/Dining
83
$8,282.88
$3,825.61
216.51%
$1,031.12
-$1.13
4.19%
44.31%
1.42
Retail (Automotive)
26
$3,146.14
$794.99
395.75%
$2,389.46
-$0.28
3.20%
87.95%
2.77
Retail (Building Supply)
5
$2,732.60
$3,163.00
86.39%
$1,862.00
$0.12
0.96%
14.21%
2.64
Retail (Distributors)
83
$9,704.30
$1,913.23
507.22%
$2,118.87
-$1.94
7.43%
122.88%
1.86
Retail (General)
19
$21,000.70
$4,907.96
427.89%
$6,784.50
-$0.56
2.74%
87.10%
3.44
Retail (Grocery and Food)
17
$5,391.60
$2,368.52
227.64%
$30.47
-$0.06
1.82%
97.06%
4.33
Retail (Online)
39
$6,048.67
$972.91
621.71%
$3,737.46
$304.77
6.44%
209.91%
5.20
Retail (Special Lines)
124
$14,447.51
$2,559.95
564.37%
$18,362.61
$64.13
4.97%
115.61%
2.47
Rubber& Tires
4
$1,107.00
$0.06
NA
$0.13
$5.90
5.62%
54.23%
2.01
Semiconductor
87
$11,082.66
$1,414.96
783.25%
$3,399.47
$814.41
9.30%
57.52%
0.71
Semiconductor Equip
46
$4,509.06
$160.66
2806.51%
$3,220.53
$74.44
22.98%
215.76%
0.85
Shipbuilding & Marine
11
$646.36
$384.60
168.06%
$61.05
$0.00
6.18%
126.02%
0.73
Shoe
11
$230.61
$39.50
583.82%
$29.60
$11.70
0.56%
5.60%
2.17
Software (Entertainment)
17
$271.90
$37.20
730.96%
$22.39
$83.02
2.91%
18.45%
1.28
Software (Internet)
308
$18,686.87
$2,373.03
787.47%
$8,125.27
$4,802.81
19.61%
151.95%
0.68
Software (System & Application)
241
$11,201.48
$3,854.20
290.63%
$12,597.76
$1,276.61
10.06%
60.26%
0.83
Steel
36
$2,507.76
$9,634.98
26.03%
$1,494.88
$1.97
-5.90%
NA
1.82
Telecom (Wireless)
19
$14,706.50
$13,039.20
112.79%
$1,467.90
$2.58
3.90%
187.32%
0.62
Telecom. Equipment
121
$4,963.11
$1,638.73
302.86%
$10,309.39
$39.09
10.39%
66.61%
0.80
Telecom. Services
65
$43,872.78
$46,001.61
95.37%
$35,538.52
$139.76
10.53%
112.85%
1.11
Tobacco
20
$1,416.28
$110.67
1279.73%
$17,230.03
$5.46
30.04%
118.44%
2.28
Transportation
21
$8,211.13
$5,100.97
160.97%
$5,969.70
-$8.47
6.19%
106.78%
2.82
Transportation (Railroads)
12
$11,032.42
$4,611.99
239.21%
$736.50
$0.00
14.24%
68.22%
0.61
Trucking
26
$12,545.34
$2,326.82
539.16%
$882.18
$0.00
17.01%
258.22%
1.78
Unclassified
3
$0.02
$5.11
0.31%
$0.29
$0.00
-30.06%
NA
0.18
Utility (General)
20
$37,483.10
$15,257.80
245.67%
$3,329.60
$2.28
18.81%
144.99%
0.52
Utility (Water)
18
$1,888.54
$743.94
253.86%
$207.11
-$0.66
24.13%
116.37%
0.33
Total Market
7480
$996,667.55
$519,010.98
192.03%
$551,136.93
$19,870.10
7.22%
95.24%
0.68


Last updated January 2016
By Aswath Damodaran