Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction: average industry financial ratios for U.S. listed companies

Industry: 1623 - Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction     Measure of center:

Financial ratio Year
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Solvency Ratios
Debt ratio - 0.57 0.58 0.56 0.57 0.57
Debt-to-equity ratio - 1.35 1.39 1.26 1.30 1.33
Interest coverage ratio - 8.79 13.92 13.69 9.56 10.78
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio - 1.69 2.13 2.18 2.21 2.49
Quick Ratio - 1.31 1.31 1.31 1.37 1.51
Cash Ratio - 0.24 0.18 0.23 0.21 0.41
Profitability Ratios
Profit margin - 2% 3.2% 2.5% 2.1% 3%
ROE (Return on equity), after tax - 10.9% 10.7% 13.9% 9.6% 11.3%
ROA (Return on assets) - 4.9% 4.8% 5.4% 5% 4.8%
Gross margin - 11.7% 15.8% 17.4% 17.1% 14%
Operating margin (Return on sales) - 3.3% 4.8% 5% 4% 4.3%
Activity Ratios
Asset turnover (days) - 225 193 211 222 220
Receivables turnover (days) - 62 59 56 58 62
Inventory turnover (days) - 21 11 12 64 104
Price Ratios
Dividend Payout Ratio - 0.16 0.24 0.35 - -

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