Historical Growth Rates 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 Growth in Net Income- Last 5 years Growth in Revenues- Last 5 years
Advertising 65 3.76% 6.29%
Aerospace/Defense 95 7.58% 2.60%
Air Transport 25 2.29% 7.74%
Apparel 70 10.54% 3.27%
Auto & Truck 26 10.70% 9.97%
Auto Parts 75 35.42% 3.06%
Bank 7 17.08% 6.99%
Banks (Regional) 721 12.47% 7.50%
Beverage  47 14.67% 6.92%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 19 9.10% 2.69%
Biotechnology 349 30.16% 14.17%
Broadcasting 30 31.83% 3.13%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 49 10.82% 7.96%
Building Materials 37 1.35% 1.77%
Business & Consumer Services 179 5.75% 3.45%
Cable TV 16 15.90% 6.86%
Chemical (Basic) 47 11.38% 1.50%
Chemical (Diversified) 10 8.57% 4.24%
Chemical (Specialty) 100 11.41% 8.76%
Coal & Related Energy 45 11.38% 4.17%
Computer Services 129 6.47% 3.87%
Computer Software 273 11.39% 8.59%
Computers/Peripherals 66 6.74% -1.20%
Construction 18 -15.35% 0.49%
Diversified 20 7.85% 22.98%
Educational Services 40 2.79% 7.73%
Electrical Equipment 135 0.64% 4.58%
Electronics 191 3.51% 1.07%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 26 14.56% 16.78%
Engineering 56 3.78% 3.94%
Entertainment 85 -1.03% -1.37%
Environmental & Waste Services 108 1.79% 12.46%
Farming/Agriculture 29 10.47% 12.62%
Financial Svcs. 76 21.33% 10.81%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 17 12.97% 3.22%
Food Processing 97 21.53% 4.90%
Food Wholesalers 18 1.23% 0.63%
Furn/Home Furnishings 36 6.79% -0.39%
Healthcare Equipment 193 6.61% 11.30%
Healthcare Facilities 47 18.11% 5.16%
Healthcare Products 58 9.27% 22.82%
Healthcare Services 126 8.75% 7.41%
Heathcare Information and Technology 125 9.33% 6.62%
Heavy Construction 46 5.95% 1.01%
Homebuilding 32 1.30% -3.54%
Hotel/Gaming 89 2.97% 6.47%
Household Products 139 18.01% 7.01%
Information Services 71 8.39% 4.45%
Insurance (General) 26 9.64% 2.95%
Insurance (Life) 27 20.43% 7.09%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 53 15.95% 8.42%
Internet software and services 330 15.74% 12.49%
Investment Co. 65 13.55% 8.42%
Machinery 141 -0.92% 5.43%
Metals & Mining 134 -8.99% 0.00%
Office Equipment & Services 30 -0.43% -3.24%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 8 -3.45% -2.82%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 411 -13.14% 9.37%
Oil/Gas Distribution 80 14.60% 10.85%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 163 4.84% 9.78%
Packaging & Container 24 3.42% 10.38%
Paper/Forest Products 21 20.81% 5.47%
Pharma & Drugs 138 7.04% 19.49%
Power 106 4.11% 2.90%
Precious Metals 166 -15.80% 60.95%
Publshing & Newspapers 52 0.26% 0.72%
R.E.I.T. 46 12.50% 23.69%
Railroad 10 12.36% 5.16%
Real Estate (Development) 22 1.97% 5.89%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 11 -16.35% -10.83%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 47 11.54% -2.04%
Recreation 70 13.89% 8.46%
Reinsurance 3 15.35% 22.40%
Restaurant 84 5.49% 5.32%
Retail (Automotive) 30 25.84% 8.11%
Retail (Building Supply) 7 13.85% 6.03%
Retail (Distributors) 87 2.26% 11.30%
Retail (General) 21 14.61% 3.31%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 21 -0.29% 0.97%
Retail (Internet) 47 -3.72% 2.54%
Retail (Special Lines) 137 12.78% 4.20%
Rubber& Tires 4 18.57% 2.95%
Semiconductor 104 -0.52% 3.85%
Semiconductor Equip 51 1.01% -3.01%
Shipbuilding & Marine 14 -8.30% -0.82%
Shoe 14 9.76% 7.22%
Steel 37 -10.69% -2.45%
Telecom (Wireless) 28 -3.47% 4.25%
Telecom. Equipment 131 4.87% 3.73%
Telecom. Services 82 16.63% 7.19%
Thrift 223 15.01% 8.47%
Tobacco 12 2.78% 3.55%
Transportation 22 15.72% 7.86%
Trucking 28 15.20% 0.08%
Utility (General) 20 -0.35% -2.40%
Utility (Water) 20 9.78% 11.93%
Total Market 7766 8.66% 6.88%

 



Last updated in January 2014
By Aswath Damodaran