Fundamental Growth in EPS by Sector (US)

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2019

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on which companies are included in each industry


Industry Name Number of Firms ROE Retention Ratio Fundamental Growth 
Advertising 48 22.55% 0.88% 0.20%
Aerospace/Defense 85 32.01% 61.94% 19.82%
Air Transport 18 27.62% 85.32% 23.57%
Apparel 50 11.32% 40.30% 4.56%
Auto & Truck 14 7.32% 19.42% 1.42%
Auto Parts 52 20.40% 83.30% 16.99%
Bank (Money Center) 10 8.42% 65.92% 5.55%
Banks (Regional) 633 11.48% 72.79% 8.36%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 31 25.34% 80.44% 20.38%
Beverage (Soft) 37 24.29% -17.74% -4.31%
Broadcasting 24 82.32% 85.85% 70.67%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 38 11.46% 76.58% 8.78%
Building Materials 42 19.57% 81.78% 16.00%
Business & Consumer Services 168 20.11% 73.92% 14.86%
Cable TV 14 36.40% 89.68% 32.64%
Chemical (Basic) 39 29.23% 82.11% 24.00%
Chemical (Diversified) 6 5.02% 16.89% 0.85%
Chemical (Specialty) 89 16.73% 66.67% 11.15%
Coal & Related Energy 23 21.78% 88.07% 19.19%
Computer Services 119 16.46% 36.63% 6.03%
Computers/Peripherals 57 33.65% 74.23% 24.98%
Construction Supplies 48 22.72% 69.83% 15.86%
Diversified 23 9.23% 75.43% 6.96%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 481 -1.57% 99.87% -1.57%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 237 12.55% 1.90% 0.24%
Education 35 11.16% 95.76% 10.68%
Electrical Equipment 116 18.97% 33.30% 6.32%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 19 ##### 100.00% -33.49%
Electronics (General) 160 4.16% 41.20% 1.72%
Engineering/Construction 52 9.33% 83.31% 7.77%
Entertainment 120 21.71% 79.99% 17.36%
Environmental & Waste Services 91 17.95% 63.92% 11.48%
Farming/Agriculture 33 13.31% 64.28% 8.56%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 259 0.12% 80.25% 0.10%
Food Processing 83 19.49% 65.13% 12.69%
Food Wholesalers 18 27.62% 69.62% 19.23%
Furn/Home Furnishings 30 6.33% 44.90% 2.84%
Green & Renewable Energy 21 5.63% -49.32% -2.78%
Healthcare Products 248 6.15% 49.32% 3.03%
Healthcare Support Services 111 16.73% 75.19% 12.58%
Heathcare Information and Technology 119 10.95% 92.44% 10.12%
Homebuilding 31 17.04% 91.66% 15.62%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 34 13.84% 41.05% 5.68%
Hotel/Gaming 70 31.85% 69.06% 22.00%
Household Products 141 13.42% -2.34% -0.31%
Information Services 71 30.29% 77.54% 23.49%
Insurance (General) 20 -1.49% 99.72% -1.49%
Insurance (Life) 23 11.93% 79.25% 9.46%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 50 14.03% 75.38% 10.58%
Investments & Asset Management 172 16.18% 66.39% 10.74%
Machinery 127 17.24% 68.89% 11.88%
Metals & Mining 94 16.62% 68.58% 11.40%
Office Equipment & Services 24 17.35% 51.50% 8.93%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 5 11.82% 41.04% 4.85%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 301 8.98% 76.75% 6.89%
Oil/Gas Distribution 20 6.75% -57.94% -3.91%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 134 10.19% 53.41% 5.44%
Packaging & Container 27 27.34% 71.84% 19.64%
Paper/Forest Products 20 8.45% 58.29% 4.92%
Power 51 9.27% 33.22% 3.08%
Precious Metals 91 -2.95% 99.93% -2.95%
Publishing & Newspapers 33 -2.30% 99.08% -2.28%
R.E.I.T. 238 9.49% -30.47% -2.89%
Real Estate (Development) 18 5.36% 100.00% 5.36%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 11 18.28% 94.19% 17.22%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 59 15.87% 84.21% 13.36%
Recreation 72 9.03% 7.45% 0.67%
Reinsurance 2 16.74% 95.07% 15.91%
Restaurant/Dining 78 0.13% 55.47% 0.07%
Retail (Automotive) 24 41.49% 96.32% 39.96%
Retail (Building Supply) 17 95.94% 59.36% 56.95%
Retail (Distributors) 88 22.71% 78.21% 17.76%
Retail (General) 19 14.10% 40.87% 5.76%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 12 41.64% 87.76% 36.54%
Retail (Online) 79 29.66% 99.34% 29.47%
Retail (Special Lines) 91 24.37% 65.80% 16.04%
Rubber& Tires 4 8.23% 68.93% 5.68%
Semiconductor 72 23.01% 65.69% 15.11%
Semiconductor Equip 41 26.22% 78.84% 20.67%
Shipbuilding & Marine 9 10.30% 93.27% 9.61%
Shoe 10 16.54% 50.88% 8.42%
Software (Entertainment) 92 15.31% 100.00% 15.31%
Software (Internet) 44 5.52% 100.00% 5.52%
Software (System & Application) 355 13.47% 41.47% 5.58%
Steel 37 27.10% 84.47% 22.89%
Telecom (Wireless) 21 27.69% 99.22% 27.48%
Telecom. Equipment 98 2.24% -202.59% -4.54%
Telecom. Services 67 36.99% 61.11% 22.60%
Tobacco 17 -2.52% 30.53% -0.77%
Transportation 19 45.36% 70.68% 32.06%
Transportation (Railroads) 10 51.74% 84.92% 43.94%
Trucking 28 29.77% 92.92% 27.66%
Utility (General) 18 12.17% 36.35% 4.42%
Utility (Water) 19 15.57% 61.03% 9.50%
Total Market  7209 15.57% 61.03% 9.50%
Total Market (without financials) 6004 16.88% 58.67% 9.90%


Last updated in January 2019
By Aswath Damodaran