Profit margin - breakdown by industry

Net profit margin shows the amount of each sales dollar left over after all expenses have been paid.
Calculation: Profit (after tax) / Revenue. More about profit margin.

Number of U.S. listed companies included in the calculation: 4271 (year 2020)

Ratio: Profit margin     Measure of center:

Industry title Year
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) -3.8% -4.5% -2% 3% 4.4% -0.5%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) 33.7% -2.9% -3311.1% -0.5% -6.9% 12%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) 2% 3.4% 2.7% 2.4% 0.8% 2.9%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) -12846.3% -3538.6% 12.2% 20.2% 33.5% -22576.6%
10 - Metal Mining (272) -145.4% -49.5% -136.4% -427.5% -252.8% -493.2%
12 - Coal Mining (28) -12.6% 5.3% 10% 10.4% -9% -31.2%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) -50.2% -5.8% 3.4% -12.6% -53.6% -164.3%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) 5.2% -7.9% -1.5% 3.1% -26.2% -3.5%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 6.7% 5.9% 4.8% 3.6% 4.4% 5%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 2.7% 3.5% 1.9% 2.3% 2% 2.1%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 2.6% 3.4% 2.6% -0.6% 2.1% -3.4%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 3.4% 4.7% 4.2% 3.5% 3.2% 3.4%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) 7.1% 0.5% 4.1% -76.1% 20.6% -48.2%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) -2.9% 5% 6.3% 4.5% 6.6% 6%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) -0.1% 6.5% 4.5% 3.6% 1.7% 4.7%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 7.3% 4% 3.8% 5.4% 4.5% 1.6%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 2.1% 4.9% 4.1% 4.7% 5% 4.8%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 2.3% 2.6% 5.5% 4.2% 3.8% 4.8%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) -2.3% 1.1% 1.9% 2.1% 0.4% 3%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) -127.8% -129.5% -105.6% -69.7% -66.7% -45.7%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) -6.6% 2.4% 3.3% 2.1% -0.2% 3.1%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 5.4% 3.6% 2.7% 2.3% 1.5% 1.8%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) -6.8% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 7.7% 7.8%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 4.4% -1.7% 3.8% 2.6% 3.1% 2.1%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) -0.7% 0.4% 4.3% 2.2% 0.5% -0.4%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 3.9% 3.9% 4.3% 3.2% 3.2% 2.1%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 1.6% 4.3% 3.1% 2.2% 0.8% 2.2%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) 2.7% 1.2% 0.7% 0.1% -0% 0%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 1.1% 4% 3.9% 3.9% 4.2% 3.6%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) -6.4% -3.3% -3% -1.9% -3.7% -1.9%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) 2.8% 4.6% 0.4% 2.1% -2.6% 0.6%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 24.7% 24.1% 23.1% 42.6% 20.5% 19.3%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 4.2% 4.3% 5.4% 7.5% 3.9% 4.7%
44 - Water Transportation (30) -49.4% 3.1% 3.4% 2% -10.3% 3.9%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) -28.8% 7% 5.3% 4.7% 4.2% 3.6%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 17.5% 17% 26.4% 16.8% 15.3% 14.7%
47 - Transportation Services (41) 0.6% 1.6% -0.3% 0.9% 2% 0.7%
48 - Communications (225) 1.2% 2.2% 2.1% -1.3% 1% 0.3%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 9.2% 10.1% 9.6% 8.3% 8% 5.7%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 0.5% 1.8% 1.5% 1.8% 0.8% 0.1%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 0.5% 0.4% 0.9% 0.6% 1% 0.5%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 7.1% 5% 4.3% 3.4% 4.3% 4.2%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 2.5% 3.1% 2.3% 2.1% 2.2% 1.9%
54 - Food Stores (32) 2.6% 1% 1.5% 1.4% 1.6% 2.3%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 3.4% 2.4% 2.4% 3.8% 2.4% 2.9%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) -3.2% 3.2% 2.7% 2.4% 2.4% 1.7%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 0.8% 1.9% 2.4% 1.8% 1.7% 2%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) -1.9% 3.9% 3.3% 2.9% 4.7% 4.5%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) 1.3% 2% 0.1% 0.7% -0.2% 0.6%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 24.4% 27.3% 27.7% 19.9% 21.2% 20.6%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 14.4% 17.1% 12.7% 9.1% 10.1% 9.8%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 17.6% 18.2% 15% 18% 14.5% 7.5%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 6.3% 9.2% 5.1% 5.4% 7.4% 7.3%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 7.9% 9.3% 8% 7% 6.5% 6.1%
65 - Real Estate (247) 4.2% 5.7% 3.3% 8.3% 3.9% 3.8%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 4.2% 13.6% 9.1% 12.9% 11.6% 9.1%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) -16.6% 5.3% 8.5% 5.5% 4.6% 4.7%
72 - Personal Services (54) -2.6% 4.7% 1.5% -0.5% -0.2% -7.9%
73 - Business Services (1247) -3.3% -1% -2.6% -4.4% -3.5% -3.6%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) -12.7% 3.1% 5.1% 5.4% 4.9% 4.2%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) -497.8% -3.1% -25.6% -67.4% -316% -24.4%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) -89.1% -35.8% -12.3% -18.4% -12.3% -4.7%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) -20.5% 6.4% 4.9% 1.4% 0.3% 0.2%
80 - Health Services (137) -6.1% -2.8% -5.4% -4.6% -4% -0.5%
81 - Legal Services (2) 4.8% 4.6% 5.4% 2.1% 4% 2.5%
82 - Educational Services (57) 3.6% 3.2% -2.5% -3.7% -7.2% -5.6%
83 - Social Services (7) -381.4% -80.6% 8.3% 2.6% 4.4% 5.1%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) 0.8% 1.5% -0.5% -4.7% -2.5% -5%
89 - Miscellaneous Services (3) -1.4% 33.5% 8% 0.5% -5.9% 0.4%
All Industries 1.5% 4% 3.3% 2.6% 1.9% 1.9%
08 - Forestry (2) 1.9% 2.2% 6.6% 17.9% 7.4% 14%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% -264.7%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) -264.7% -264.7% -264.7% -264.7% -264.7% -264.7%

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