Historical Growth Rates by Sector

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2015

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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 52 27.10% 5.44%
Aerospace/Defense 93 12.50% 4.07%
Air Transport 22 14.24% 10.17%
Apparel 64 22.86% 8.20%
Auto & Truck 22 5.37% 30.26%
Auto Parts 75 35.28% 9.10%
Bank (Money Center) 13 23.29% 10.00%
Banks (Regional) 676 20.00% 13.45%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 22 11.42% 8.49%
Beverage (Soft) 46 1.69% 4.72%
Broadcasting 28 45.27% 9.56%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 46 16.18% 9.78%
Building Materials 39 17.37% 8.34%
Business & Consumer Services 177 10.73% 4.10%
Cable TV 18 14.16% 3.16%
Chemical (Basic) 46 14.88% 14.17%
Chemical (Diversified) 10 14.55% 7.90%
Chemical (Specialty) 103 16.88% 8.73%
Coal & Related Energy 42 13.33% 1.20%
Computer Services 119 15.22% 13.14%
Computers/Peripherals 64 21.54% 4.34%
Construction Supplies 55 26.72% 8.98%
Diversified 23 22.43% 8.96%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 400 23.64% 16.84%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 151 10.85% 16.29%
Education 42 -0.88% 3.27%
Electrical Equipment 126 12.90% 29.39%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 28 13.90% 2.20%
Electronics (General) 189 14.94% 6.13%
Engineering/Construction 56 8.99% 5.04%
Entertainment 84 10.27% 16.26%
Environmental & Waste Services 103 10.50% 16.37%
Farming/Agriculture 37 29.30% 17.02%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 288 21.12% 12.49%
Food Processing 96 18.63% 9.13%
Food Wholesalers 14 6.40% 10.72%
Furn/Home Furnishings 27 36.95% 6.06%
Green & Renewable Energy 26 -0.97% 28.92%
Healthcare Products 261 8.28% 8.97%
Healthcare Support Services 138 7.80% 10.30%
Heathcare Information and Technology 127 6.72% 14.92%
Homebuilding 35 22.60% 13.29%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 56 7.33% 11.57%
Hotel/Gaming 80 11.36% 7.46%
Household Products 135 1.73% 12.12%
Information Services 67 8.30% 6.99%
Insurance (General) 24 3.73% 4.83%
Insurance (Life) 25 27.56% 4.98%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 52 17.41% 9.50%
Investments & Asset Management 148 27.74% 15.73%
Machinery 137 18.86% 6.96%
Metals & Mining 124 13.67% 3.76%
Office Equipment & Services 25 15.48% 1.72%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 8 27.23% 4.72%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 392 13.78% 26.59%
Oil/Gas Distribution 85 11.58% 22.80%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 161 15.31% 18.31%
Packaging & Container 26 11.12% 6.24%
Paper/Forest Products 22 1.84% 8.74%
Power 82 9.38% 5.74%
Precious Metals 147 10.70% 23.22%
Publshing & Newspapers 43 24.06% 0.12%
R.E.I.T. 213 32.22% 19.18%
Real Estate (Development) 18 -9.52% 28.52%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 11 19.30% 20.70%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 52 -5.47% 17.24%
Recreation 68 18.52% 4.79%
Reinsurance 4 24.55% 26.15%
Restaurant/Dining 79 26.22% 6.02%
Retail (Automotive) 30 21.89% 9.83%
Retail (Building Supply) 5 16.63% 7.40%
Retail (Distributors) 90 21.47% 13.32%
Retail (General) 23 7.42% 3.67%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 21 14.74% 4.11%
Retail (Online) 46 7.78% 6.60%
Retail (Special Lines) 128 17.79% 6.48%
Rubber& Tires 4 0.00% 4.31%
Semiconductor 100 17.47% 11.08%
Semiconductor Equip 47 7.79% 10.47%
Shipbuilding & Marine 14 57.05% -0.18%
Shoe 13 29.48% 11.88%
Software (Entertainment) 20 14.60% 1.95%
Software (Internet) 327 23.92% 11.52%
Software (System & Application) 259 19.37% 15.90%
Steel 40 22.92% 6.18%
Telecom (Wireless) 21 -23.35% 3.51%
Telecom. Equipment 126 5.22% 6.91%
Telecom. Services 77 7.97% 6.45%
Tobacco 20 6.95% 7.49%
Transportation 21 13.01% 14.50%
Transportation (Railroads) 10 23.22% 10.69%
Trucking 30 40.86% 6.70%
Unclassified 8 -16.30% 2.00%
Utility (General) 21 7.28% 0.45%
Utility (Water) 19 12.32% 6.87%
Total Market 7887 16.81% 11.54%

 



Last updated in January 2015
By Aswath Damodaran