Working Capital Ratios 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 Acc Rec/ Sales Inventory/Sales Acc Pay/ Sales Non-cash WC/ Sales
Advertising 44 46.16% 5.08% 50.73% -0.54%
Aerospace/Defense 92 16.20% 21.50% 8.89% 27.61%
Air Transport 20 4.07% 2.25% 5.14% 3.48%
Apparel 63 12.35% 19.59% 6.38% 27.82%
Auto & Truck 19 3.60% 8.33% 15.26% -1.35%
Auto Parts 65 15.35% 7.95% 12.89% 10.10%
Bank (Money Center) 9 0.00% 0.92% NA NA
Banks (Regional) 644 0.00% 3.37% NA NA
Beverage (Alcoholic) 22 14.30% 22.56% 15.01% 24.56%
Beverage (Soft) 43 11.17% 5.47% 18.23% 1.02%
Broadcasting 29 19.81% 2.72% 3.58% 20.47%
Brokerage & Investment Banking 42 147.21% 0.03% NA NA
Building Materials 39 13.46% 12.04% 9.81% 16.92%
Business & Consumer Services 159 18.08% 1.84% 6.37% 15.68%
Cable TV 19 7.31% 0.31% 6.03% 9.46%
Chemical (Basic) 42 13.15% 12.46% 7.07% 19.13%
Chemical (Diversified) 9 13.98% 16.20% 10.43% 20.98%
Chemical (Specialty) 104 15.82% 14.71% 10.79% 20.67%
Coal & Related Energy 38 7.38% 7.07% 9.33% 5.70%
Computer Services 118 14.17% 5.26% 9.24% 11.10%
Computers/Peripherals 64 11.21% 3.83% 13.70% 4.97%
Construction Supplies 52 12.38% 16.50% 10.01% 16.64%
Diversified 26 13.77% 9.39% 13.13% 5.68%
Drugs (Biotechnology) 411 17.83% 9.55% 11.16% 20.33%
Drugs (Pharmaceutical) 157 17.77% 13.49% 7.05% 25.28%
Education 40 12.29% 2.36% 6.00% 11.23%
Electrical Equipment 120 17.56% 12.42% 10.16% 20.27%
Electronics (Consumer & Office) 25 15.29% 15.13% 12.93% 18.81%
Electronics (General) 167 15.26% 15.65% 12.11% 21.07%
Engineering/Construction 51 21.76% 1.23% 8.15% 15.00%
Entertainment 84 18.04% 3.93% 8.50% 12.06%
Environmental & Waste Services 97 14.80% 1.14% 5.79% 11.04%
Farming/Agriculture 37 7.16% 11.95% 9.21% 12.09%
Financial Svcs. (Non-bank & Insurance) 272 2861.40% 1.10% NA NA
Food Processing 89 7.91% 10.94% 8.70% 8.71%
Food Wholesalers 14 6.53% 7.03% 5.98% 7.79%
Furn/Home Furnishings 30 13.64% 15.28% 13.90% 13.85%
Green & Renewable Energy 28 16.86% 1.12% 19.51% 13.16%
Healthcare Products 254 16.23% 16.09% 6.64% 26.49%
Healthcare Support Services 127 6.27% 3.83% 15.55% -3.42%
Heathcare Information and Technology 126 19.08% 8.76% 6.65% 24.10%
Homebuilding 34 2.14% 82.08% 4.89% 79.71%
Hospitals/Healthcare Facilities 58 20.19% 1.86% 5.59% 19.76%
Hotel/Gaming 73 8.34% 3.35% 5.91% 4.83%
Household Products 134 9.13% 10.37% 9.82% 14.12%
Information Services 70 17.72% 1.17% 6.27% 1.62%
Insurance (General) 20 16.51% 0.00% 30.69% 36.56%
Insurance (Life) 25 12.92% 0.00% 10.24% 8.50%
Insurance (Prop/Cas.) 53 19.32% 0.00% 65.44% -21.09%
Investments & Asset Management 145 17.08% 0.09% NA NA
Machinery 130 16.27% 14.31% 8.23% 22.80%
Metals & Mining 114 6.14% 20.15% 13.24% 13.14%
Office Equipment & Services 24 13.11% 9.07% 12.74% 9.99%
Oil/Gas (Integrated) 7 9.53% 5.90% 13.39% 3.82%
Oil/Gas (Production and Exploration) 351 12.62% 2.68% 14.17% 5.97%
Oil/Gas Distribution 79 7.42% 3.07% 6.47% 2.43%
Oilfield Svcs/Equip. 143 7.92% 7.97% 6.09% 10.26%
Packaging & Container 25 12.88% 12.51% 13.03% 10.07%
Paper/Forest Products 20 10.73% 11.76% 8.26% 15.69%
Power 73 13.03% 6.87% 8.25% 10.82%
Precious Metals 113 2.23% 19.18% 6.13% 15.07%
Publshing & Newspapers 39 13.95% 3.65% 5.97% 11.80%
R.E.I.T. 221 59.36% 1.00% 18.02% 55.26%
Real Estate (Development) 21 10.51% 105.21% 7.32% 93.27%
Real Estate (General/Diversified) 12 8.95% 12.87% 6.17% 17.29%
Real Estate (Operations & Services) 55 18.06% 0.06% 12.34% 12.35%
Recreation 65 14.81% 12.67% 7.56% 20.87%
Reinsurance 3 14.93% 0.00% 27.87% 1.68%
Restaurant/Dining 83 3.56% 2.38% 4.46% 1.87%
Retail (Automotive) 26 2.43% 17.25% 8.66% 11.13%
Retail (Building Supply) 5 1.32% 15.93% 9.88% 7.08%
Retail (Distributors) 83 11.92% 13.63% 7.84% 17.85%
Retail (General) 19 0.87% 13.15% 9.60% 3.94%
Retail (Grocery and Food) 17 1.30% 5.51% 5.03% 0.42%
Retail (Online) 39 5.94% 7.32% 12.44% 0.23%
Retail (Special Lines) 124 5.12% 13.56% 8.26% 9.63%
Rubber& Tires 4 15.24% 15.23% 14.19% 15.24%
Semiconductor 87 11.29% 12.06% 7.33% 20.62%
Semiconductor Equip 46 16.91% 15.45% 9.27% 24.95%
Shipbuilding & Marine 11 12.73% 4.34% 8.12% 10.42%
Shoe 11 11.91% 15.85% 7.14% 21.74%
Software (Entertainment) 17 13.82% 2.84% 5.18% 26.34%
Software (Internet) 308 12.37% 0.08% 2.66% 13.25%
Software (System & Application) 241 13.68% 2.08% 4.94% 11.45%
Steel 36 9.65% 16.08% 6.33% 19.69%
Telecom (Wireless) 19 11.05% 3.19% 14.68% 2.67%
Telecom. Equipment 121 15.96% 6.23% 5.10% 18.53%
Telecom. Services 65 10.81% 0.53% 15.39% -2.11%
Tobacco 20 6.83% 20.85% 3.20% 14.15%
Transportation 21 12.66% 0.54% 5.40% 8.08%
Transportation (Railroads) 12 8.26% 3.01% 7.23% 3.99%
Trucking 26 11.39% 0.37% 8.14% 4.90%
Unclassified 3 5.34% 0.00% 34.78% -15.03%
Utility (General) 20 12.91% 6.63% 8.80% 6.69%
Utility (Water) 18 16.65% 1.30% 8.82% 7.12%
Total Market 7480 47.71% 7.85% 74.78% -17.28%

 


Last Updated in January 2016
By Aswath Damodaran