Price and Value to Book Ratio 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 PBV ROE EV/ Invested Capital ROIC
Advertising 48 5.54 22.55% 7.62 64.62%
Aerospace/Defense 85 5.75 32.01% 5.53 39.77%
Air Transport 18 2.46 27.62% 1.74 13.64%
Apparel 50 3.09 11.32% 2.60 14.25%
Auto & Truck 14 1.63 7.32% 1.02 3.63%
Auto Parts 52 1.91 20.40% 1.53 20.63%
Bank (Money Center) 10 1.02 8.42% 1.11 -0.01%
Banks (Regional) 633 1.17 11.48% 1.27 -0.01%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 31 2.48 25.34% 2.75 18.21%
Beverage (Soft) 37 7.38 24.29% 5.41 26.12%
Broadcasting 24 3.53 82.32% 2.43 24.90%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 38 1.14 11.46% 1.07 0.05%
Building Materials 42 2.94 19.57% 2.81 20.16%
Business & Consumer Services 168 3.91 20.11% 4.37 24.97%
Cable TV 14 1.86 36.40% 1.88 14.06%
Chemical (Basic) 39 1.80 29.23% 1.62 19.17%
Chemical (Diversified) 6 1.28 5.02% 1.86 16.62%
Chemical (Specialty) 89 3.22 16.73% 2.86 17.23%
Coal & Related Energy 23 1.38 21.78% 1.25 13.59%
Computer Services 119 3.07 16.46% 3.33 26.66%
Computers/Peripherals 57 5.27 33.65% 3.24 22.26%
Construction Supplies 48 2.95 22.72% 2.12 16.87%
Diversified 23 1.71 9.23% 1.88 10.93%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 481 6.24 -1.57% 2.99 9.50%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 237 4.85 12.55% 3.49 16.79%
Education 35 2.41 11.16% 2.89 13.16%
Electrical Equipment 116 3.81 18.97% 3.77 26.85%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 19 5.31 -33.49% 2.44 -3.51%
Electronics (General) 160 2.66 4.16% 2.54 14.44%
Engineering/Construction 52 1.42 9.33% 2.39 21.26%
Entertainment 120 3.91 21.71% 4.47 26.85%
Environmental & Waste Services 91 3.50 17.95% 4.27 21.22%
Farming/Agriculture 33 2.07 13.31% 1.49 8.77%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 259 1.86 0.12% 1.05 0.25%
Food Processing 83 1.97 19.49% 2.67 20.19%
Food Wholesalers 18 4.29 27.62% 3.18 23.33%
Furn/Home Furnishings 30 1.98 6.33% 1.84 14.66%
Green & Renewable Energy 21 1.09 5.63% 1.05 2.42%
Healthcare Products 248 4.36 6.15% 4.94 16.56%
Healthcare Support Services 111 3.15 16.73% 5.06 43.96%
Heathcare Information and Technology 119 4.14 10.95% 4.87 14.78%
Homebuilding 31 1.23 17.04% 1.22 11.55%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 34 6.10 13.84% 2.07 14.13%
Hotel/Gaming 70 2.87 31.85% 2.07 14.23%
Household Products 141 5.59 13.42% 5.19 26.99%
Information Services 71 7.45 30.29% 9.40 38.95%
Insurance (General) 20 1.16 -1.49% 1.25 6.95%
Insurance (Life) 23 0.82 11.93% 0.93 8.45%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 50 1.56 14.03% 1.56 11.99%
Investments & Asset Management 172 1.36 16.18% 1.48 8.22%
Machinery 127 3.31 17.24% 3.88 25.82%
Metals & Mining 94 1.73 16.62% 1.50 26.71%
Office Equipment & Services 24 2.37 17.35% 2.09 18.43%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 5 1.46 11.82% 1.38 7.99%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 301 1.30 8.98% 1.22 7.19%
Oil/Gas Distribution 20 1.36 6.75% 1.33 7.24%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 134 1.17 10.19% 1.45 13.71%
Packaging & Container 27 2.62 27.34% 2.36 17.68%
Paper/Forest Products 20 1.21 8.45% 1.23 15.40%
Power 51 1.68 9.27% 1.41 6.91%
Precious Metals 91 1.40 -2.95% 1.34 4.65%
Publishing & Newspapers 33 1.25 -2.30% 1.85 14.98%
R.E.I.T. 238 1.88 9.49% 1.37 3.17%
Real Estate (Development) 18 1.30 5.36% 1.18 0.88%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 11 0.82 18.28% 0.84 11.99%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 59 2.05 15.87% 2.09 11.08%
Recreation 72 3.86 9.03% 2.70 12.73%
Reinsurance 2 1.04 16.74% 1.05 11.03%
Restaurant/Dining 78 NA 0.13% 5.46 18.90%
Retail (Automotive) 24 5.12 41.49% 2.13 11.37%
Retail (Building Supply) 17 19.28 95.94% 4.99 26.26%
Retail (Distributors) 88 2.40 22.71% 1.98 15.56%
Retail (General) 19 3.73 14.10% 2.76 14.89%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 12 2.69 41.64% 1.71 8.77%
Retail (Online) 79 6.11 29.66% 5.42 11.57%
Retail (Special Lines) 91 3.88 24.37% 2.35 14.12%
Rubber& Tires 4 1.04 8.23% 0.96 8.28%
Semiconductor 72 3.72 23.01% 2.84 22.70%
Semiconductor Equip 41 3.52 26.22% 2.65 26.86%
Shipbuilding & Marine 9 1.17 10.30% 1.28 7.40%
Shoe 10 9.30 16.54% 7.43 21.54%
Software (Entertainment) 92 4.30 15.31% 3.80 19.76%
Software (Internet) 44 14.04 5.52% 6.99 15.59%
Software (System & Application) 355 8.03 13.47% 5.69 16.47%
Steel 37 1.39 27.10% 1.43 22.43%
Telecom (Wireless) 21 1.44 27.69% 1.24 6.66%
Telecom. Equipment 98 4.07 2.24% 3.47 13.65%
Telecom. Services 67 1.75 36.99% 1.90 17.46%
Tobacco 17 28.74 -2.52% 6.40 64.53%
Transportation 19 4.66 45.36% 2.86 23.38%
Transportation (Railroads) 10 3.56 51.74% 2.37 19.93%
Trucking 28 2.01 29.77% 1.47 10.53%
Utility (General) 18 1.96 12.17% 1.50 6.73%
Utility (Water) 19 3.05 15.57% 2.04 7.40%
Total Market  7209 2.66 15.57% 1.87 7.40%
Total Market (without financials) 6004 3.18 16.88% 2.53 14.10%

Last Updated in January 2019
By Aswath Damodaran