Return on Equity by Sector (US)

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
Number of firms
ROE (unadjusted)
ROE (adjusted for R&D)
Advertising
52
17.92%
17.79%
Aerospace/Defense
93
24.54%
17.80%
Air Transport
22
2.84%
2.84%
Apparel
64
18.48%
18.05%
Auto & Truck
22
18.61%
10.89%
Auto Parts
75
15.84%
11.40%
Bank (Money Center)
13
8.21%
8.21%
Banks (Regional)
676
8.87%
8.87%
Beverage (Alcoholic)
22
13.66%
13.65%
Beverage (Soft)
46
27.88%
27.04%
Broadcasting
28
18.80%
18.80%
Brokerage & Investment Banking
46
10.38%
10.37%
Building Materials
39
14.81%
13.79%
Business & Consumer Services
177
12.43%
12.23%
Cable TV
18
31.43%
31.27%
Chemical (Basic)
46
14.72%
14.07%
Chemical (Diversified)
10
21.60%
16.42%
Chemical (Specialty)
103
19.22%
16.70%
Coal & Related Energy
42
-6.41%
-8.65%
Computer Services
119
32.01%
23.33%
Computers/Peripherals
64
25.04%
20.69%
Construction Supplies
55
19.50%
15.51%
Diversified
23
11.00%
10.35%
Drugs (Biotechnology)
400
11.94%
8.43%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical)
151
17.06%
11.81%
Education
42
3.76%
3.80%
Electrical Equipment
126
12.61%
11.62%
Electronics (Consumer & Office)
28
12.81%
10.77%
Electronics (General)
189
8.67%
7.40%
Engineering/Construction
56
5.27%
5.24%
Entertainment
84
17.84%
17.83%
Environmental & Waste Services
103
5.68%
5.66%
Farming/Agriculture
37
13.54%
12.15%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance)
288
-2.23%
-2.23%
Food Processing
96
18.17%
17.23%
Food Wholesalers
14
16.10%
16.10%
Furn/Home Furnishings
27
11.62%
10.09%
Green & Renewable Energy
26
0.31%
-0.17%
Healthcare Products
261
11.23%
9.07%
Healthcare Support Services
138
12.27%
12.10%
Heathcare Information and Technology
127
10.39%
9.01%
Homebuilding
35
14.34%
14.34%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities
56
10.48%
10.41%
Hotel/Gaming
80
5.77%
5.71%
Household Products
135
19.31%
17.36%
Information Services
67
21.66%
20.28%
Insurance (General)
24
7.39%
7.39%
Insurance (Life)
25
10.13%
10.13%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.)
52
12.41%
12.41%
Investments & Asset Management
148
13.45%
13.39%
Machinery
137
16.66%
15.13%
Metals & Mining
124
2.15%
2.13%
Office Equipment & Services
25
27.77%
22.15%
Oil/Gas (Integrated)
8
16.83%
16.61%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration)
392
6.25%
6.24%
Oil/Gas Distribution
85
9.57%
9.57%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip.
161
14.04%
13.57%
Packaging & Container
26
20.65%
19.19%
Paper/Forest Products
22
9.94%
9.86%
Power
82
9.53%
9.48%
Precious Metals
147
-6.90%
-6.95%
Publshing & Newspapers
43
19.97%
19.07%
R.E.I.T.
213
7.74%
7.74%
Real Estate (Development)
18
0.50%
0.50%
Real Estate (General/Diversified)
11
24.65%
24.55%
Real Estate (Operations & Services)
52
16.36%
16.36%
Recreation
68
24.83%
20.77%
Reinsurance
4
10.89%
10.89%
Restaurant/Dining
79
32.27%
32.15%
Retail (Automotive)
30
32.34%
32.34%
Retail (Building Supply)
5
30.36%
30.36%
Retail (Distributors)
90
16.79%
16.72%
Retail (General)
23
17.15%
17.14%
Retail (Grocery and Food)
21
39.05%
39.05%
Retail (Online)
46
11.91%
10.97%
Retail (Special Lines)
128
15.78%
15.70%
Rubber& Tires
4
52.36%
26.62%
Semiconductor
100
16.11%
10.42%
Semiconductor Equip
47
5.55%
4.42%
Shipbuilding & Marine
14
20.76%
20.76%
Shoe
13
24.09%
23.92%
Software (Entertainment)
20
7.12%
4.66%
Software (Internet)
327
13.48%
11.82%
Software (System & Application)
259
18.77%
13.43%
Steel
40
-13.99%
-13.91%
Telecom (Wireless)
21
-4.75%
-4.71%
Telecom. Equipment
126
14.40%
10.13%
Telecom. Services
77
23.72%
23.03%
Tobacco
20
-54.14%
-54.14%
Transportation
21
24.27%
24.27%
Transportation (Railroads)
10
20.44%
20.44%
Trucking
30
19.36%
19.36%
Unclassified
8
-11.89%
-11.00%
Utility (General)
21
11.00%
10.99%
Utility (Water)
19
10.08%
10.05%
Total Market
7887
14.49%
13.24%

 



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