Return on Equity by Sector (US)

Data Used: Multiple data services

Date of Analysis: Data used is as of January 2016

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on which companies are included in each industry


Industry Name Number of firms ROE (unadjusted) ROE (adjusted for R&D)
Advertising 44 25.96% 25.46%
Aerospace/Defense 92 20.19% 15.31%
Air Transport 20 44.13% 43.71%
Apparel 63 14.51% 14.25%
Auto & Truck 19 14.70% 9.43%
Auto Parts 65 21.81% 17.45%
Bank (Money Center) 9 9.92% 9.92%
Banks (Regional) 644 9.23% 9.23%
Beverage (Alcoholic) 22 13.03% 13.02%
Beverage (Soft) 43 21.98% 21.27%
Broadcasting 29 11.73% 11.74%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 42 7.98% 7.97%
Building Materials 39 12.64% 11.61%
Business & Consumer Services 159 10.00% 9.90%
Cable TV 19 19.57% 19.50%
Chemical (Basic) 42 -6.25% -5.99%
Chemical (Diversified) 9 17.72% 13.92%
Chemical (Specialty) 104 21.79% 18.23%
Coal & Related Energy 38 -31.49% -31.37%
Computer Services 118 32.23% 24.37%
Computers/Peripherals 64 27.53% 21.98%
Construction Supplies 52 14.62% 12.08%
Diversified 26 5.67% 5.36%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 411 22.35% 13.91%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 157 15.21% 11.06%
Education 40 0.79% 0.78%
Electrical Equipment 120 15.43% 13.30%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 25 17.74% 13.18%
Electronics (General) 167 10.42% 8.99%
Engineering/Construction 51 1.74% 1.73%
Entertainment 84 21.92% 21.89%
Environmental & Waste Services 97 8.21% 8.27%
Farming/Agriculture 37 10.46% 9.32%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 272 -1.20% -1.20%
Food Processing 89 17.57% 16.73%
Food Wholesalers 14 11.14% 11.14%
Furn/Home Furnishings 30 13.56% 11.73%
Green & Renewable Energy 28 -4.06% -4.03%
Healthcare Products 254 10.33% 8.47%
Healthcare Support Services 127 14.57% 14.38%
Heathcare Information and Technology 126 11.79% 9.50%
Homebuilding 34 16.01% 16.01%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 58 9.98% 9.97%
Hotel/Gaming 73 20.35% 20.29%
Household Products 134 13.46% 12.07%
Information Services 70 23.78% 22.07%
Insurance (General) 20 4.67% 4.68%
Insurance (Life) 25 8.68% 8.68%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 53 11.91% 11.91%
Investments & Asset Management 145 11.18% 11.12%
Machinery 130 12.76% 11.53%
Metals & Mining 114 -23.49% -23.05%
Office Equipment & Services 24 29.36% 23.96%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 7 5.84% 5.75%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 351 -27.53% -27.47%
Oil/Gas Distribution 79 7.52% 7.52%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 143 8.26% 8.00%
Packaging & Container 25 16.99% 15.73%
Paper/Forest Products 20 6.34% 6.24%
Power 73 8.55% 8.52%
Precious Metals 113 -4.40% -4.47%
Publshing & Newspapers 39 4.18% 3.99%
R.E.I.T. 221 7.48% 7.48%
Real Estate (Development) 21 -1.29% -1.29%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 12 1.70% 1.65%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 55 13.66% 13.66%
Recreation 65 11.21% 9.76%
Reinsurance 3 6.99% 6.99%
Restaurant/Dining 83 31.92% 31.81%
Retail (Automotive) 26 33.90% 33.90%
Retail (Building Supply) 5 45.64% 45.64%
Retail (Distributors) 83 14.96% 14.89%
Retail (General) 19 15.15% 15.14%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 17 26.76% 26.76%
Retail (Online) 39 15.96% 14.02%
Retail (Special Lines) 124 19.73% 19.63%
Rubber& Tires 4 0.49% 74.13%
Semiconductor 87 15.81% 10.27%
Semiconductor Equip 46 6.23% 4.51%
Shipbuilding & Marine 11 26.48% 26.48%
Shoe 11 25.95% 25.81%
Software (Entertainment) 17 12.30% 8.38%
Software (Internet) 308 9.12% 8.59%
Software (System & Application) 241 11.72% 8.36%
Steel 36 -14.11% -14.01%
Telecom (Wireless) 19 -3.16% -3.15%
Telecom. Equipment 121 12.40% 8.67%
Telecom. Services 65 12.21% 11.82%
Tobacco 20 -17.22% -17.22%
Transportation 21 20.32% 20.24%
Transportation (Railroads) 12 18.55% 18.55%
Trucking 26 22.26% 22.26%
Unclassified 3 0.70% 0.70%
Utility (General) 20 9.17% 9.16%
Utility (Water) 18 9.68% 9.66%
Total Market 7480 10.77% 9.91%

 


Last updated January 2016
By Aswath Damodaran