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 companies included in the calculation: 4465 (year 2018)

Ratio: Profit margin     Measure of center:

Industry title Year
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
All Industries 4.1% 3% 2.3% 2.5% 3.1% 3%
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) -1.9% 3.3% 3.9% -5.7% -3% 0.9%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) -6635% 4.1% -27.7% 11.9% -38.4% -50.7%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) 2.9% 2.7% 2.6% 3.2% -80.4% -89.8%
08 - Forestry (2) 7.4% 24.4% 2.4% 9.6% 36.4% 16.6%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) 11.2% 18.1% 23.2% -11277.6% -11523.9% 36.1%
10 - Metal Mining (272) -93.2% -389.6% -208.2% -62.1% -208.4% -161.3%
12 - Coal Mining (28) 11% 12.2% -4.9% -26.7% -6.5% -22.5%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) 6.6% -11.2% -54.1% -111.9% -4.8% -1.4%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) 1.7% 4.4% -26.2% -2.3% 6.3% -3.1%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 4.8% 3.7% 4.8% 5% 5.3% 8.5%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 2% 1.7% 1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 3%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 2.6% 0.1% 1.5% -1.2% 1.4% 0.4%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 3.8% 3.7% 2.9% 3% 2.2% 3.1%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) 5.9% -78.4% 9.7% 6.8% -90.7% -32.8%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) 5.4% 4% 6.8% 7.4% 0.1% 1.1%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) 4.5% 3.7% 3.2% 4.8% 4% 2.9%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 5.2% 5.2% 4.4% 1.4% 1.8% 2.8%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 4% 4.5% 4.4% 4.8% 3.7% 3.2%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 5.6% 4.2% 3.8% 4.8% 4.5% 4.2%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) 0.4% 1.2% 0.2% 2.3% 2% 2.4%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) -136.3% -82.5% -75.4% -56.9% -30.5% -33.5%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) 6.6% 3.6% 0.3% 4.5% 2.9% 3.4%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 4% 2.2% 2% 2.1% 1.4% 4.8%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) 5.4% 5.6% 7.7% 7.8% 8.8% 10.1%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 3.3% 2.7% 3.4% 2.6% 2.5% 3.6%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) 5.8% 2.2% 0.6% -2.2% 1.2% 1.1%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 4.9% 3.2% 3% 2.6% 3.5% 5.1%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 3% 2.1% 0.7% 2.2% 3.1% 4.1%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) -0.2% -1.4% -1.1% -1.2% -1.6% -1.2%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 4.8% 3.8% 4.7% 4.1% 3.4% 3.6%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) -4.5% -2.8% -5.4% -4.2% -1.1% -4.3%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) -0.2% 0.3% -4.2% 0.3% -0.5% -8.9%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 23.2% 42.6% 20.6% 19.3% 17.2% 16.2%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 5.6% 7.7% 3.9% 4.9% 3.9% 3.9%
44 - Water Transportation (30) 3.1% 7.3% 1.2% 5.1% 2% 2.4%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) 5.7% 7% 6.1% 4.3% 2.9% 2.4%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 25.2% 24% 15.5% 14.7% 15.9% 16.1%
47 - Transportation Services (41) 1.2% 1.2% 2.1% 1.3% 1.3% 1.9%
48 - Communications (225) 0.3% 0.5% 1% 1.7% 1.2% 1.6%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 9.6% 8.8% 8.6% 6.9% 8.9% 6.9%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 1.8% 1.6% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5% 0.7%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 1.4% 0.6% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.7%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 4.3% 3.4% 4.6% 4.3% 2.8% 5.3%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 2.8% 3.2% 2.5% 1.9% 2.2% 2.5%
54 - Food Stores (32) 1.5% 1.4% 1.7% 2.6% 2% 3.4%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 2.2% 3.7% 2.3% 2.1% 1.7% 1.9%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) 2.8% 2.2% 2.6% 1.7% 3% 3.5%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 2.9% 2.3% 2.5% 2.9% 3.1% -2.3%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) 3.6% 2.5% 3.9% 4.7% 4.6% 2.9%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) 0.9% 1.4% 0.6% 1.1% 0.6% 0.4%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 28.1% 20.3% 21.6% 20.8% 20.2% 19.2%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 13.6% 9% 10.4% 11.6% 15.8% 18.1%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 28.7% 21.7% 23.5% 19.2% 24.1% 18%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 5.3% 5.4% 7.3% 7.1% 9% 8.7%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 8.4% 9.3% 7.5% 8.6% 6.6% 7.1%
65 - Real Estate (247) 5% 9.6% 4.5% 5.4% 5.6% 4.7%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 11.2% 14.9% 13.9% 10.2% 12.1% 8.8%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) 9.9% 5.5% 4.6% 4.7% 0.5% -3.8%
72 - Personal Services (54) 2.7% -7.4% -1.7% -9.7% -3.7% -6.6%
73 - Business Services (1247) -2.3% -3.2% -4.1% -3% -3.1% -1.3%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) 3.6% 4.9% 2.9% 3.2% 2.3% 2.3%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) -25.6% -69.8% -232.8% -24.4% 5.6% -34.6%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) -42.6% -18.5% -9.8% -5.9% -6.9% 0.7%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) 5.2% 0.1% 0.8% 1.8% 0.6% 4.4%
80 - Health Services (137) -5.2% -3.9% -3.7% 0.7% -1.2% -1.3%
81 - Legal Services (2) 5.4% 2.1% 4.4% 2.1% 3.9% 32.3%
82 - Educational Services (57) -2.5% -2.4% -7.2% -4.7% 0.3% -1.8%
83 - Social Services (7) -14.6% 6% 4.5% 5.1% 2.8% 2.3%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) 0.7% -1.2% -3.9% -9.6% -4.2% -2.6%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) 0% 0% 0% -251.5% -1213% -802.1%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) 0% 0% 0% 0% -222.7% -269.8%

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