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: 5292 (year 2018)

Ratio: Profit margin     Measure of center:

Industry title Year
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
All Industries 3.4% 2.5% 1.9% 1.8% 2.4% 1.7%
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) -0.5% 3.3% 4.8% -0.5% -3% 0.9%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) -3311.1% -0.5% -6.9% 12% -11.6% -25%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) 2.7% 2.4% 0.8% 2.9% -104.7% -67.9%
08 - Forestry (2) 6.6% 17.9% 7.4% 14% 14.2% 18.6%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) 12.2% 20.2% 33.5% -22576.6% -11526.6% 28.4%
10 - Metal Mining (272) -151.6% -427.5% -255.7% -669.9% -330.2% -203.5%
12 - Coal Mining (28) 10% 10.4% -9% -31.2% -9.1% -7.5%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) 3.9% -12.6% -53.2% -161.1% -10.3% -4.4%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) 1.7% 3.1% -26.2% -3.5% 6.4% -6.6%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 4.8% 3.6% 4.4% 5% 6.4% 6.3%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 2% 2.3% 2% 2.1% 2.2% 3.1%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 2.5% -0.6% 2.1% -3.4% 1.2% -0.6%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 5.6% 3.5% 2.9% 3.2% 2% 3.1%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) 4.1% -76.1% 20.6% -48.2% -34.3% -32.8%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) 6.3% 4.5% 6.6% 6% 2.5% 3%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) 5% 3% 1.7% 4.2% 2.9% -0.5%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 3.8% 5.1% 4.5% 1.6% 1.9% 2.8%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 4.8% 3.6% 2.9%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 5.5% 3.5% 3.3% 4.8% 4.5% 4.2%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) 1.7% 1.1% 0.1% 2.5% 2.6% 2.4%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) -98% -60.5% -62.7% -43.5% -26.6% -34.8%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) 3.3% 2.5% 0.1% 3.2% 2.6% 2.9%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 3.4% 2.3% 1.5% 1.8% 1% 3.2%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) 6.1% 6.1% 7.3% 7.8% 9.4% 10.5%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 3.8% 2.6% 3.1% 2.1% 2.9% 2.7%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) 4.3% 2.2% 0.5% -0.4% 1.8% 1.1%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 4.1% 3.2% 3% 2.1% 3.3% 4.5%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 3.2% 2.2% 0.8% 2.2% 3.1% 3.2%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) 0.7% 0.1% -0.1% 0% -0.3% -0.1%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 3.9% 3.8% 4.2% 3.5% 3.3% 3.6%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) -3.3% -1.9% -3.9% -2.1% -0.6% -3.4%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) 1.4% 2.1% -2.9% 0.3% 0.5% -7.3%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 23.1% 42.6% 20.5% 19.3% 17.2% 16.2%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 5.4% 7.5% 3.9% 4.6% 3.9% 3.8%
44 - Water Transportation (30) 3.4% 2% -10.3% 4.7% -2.6% 3%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) 5.3% 4.7% 4.2% 3.6% 3.4% 2.2%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 26.4% 16.8% 15.3% 14.7% 15.6% 13.6%
47 - Transportation Services (41) -1.2% 0.6% 0.9% 0.3% 1.5% 1.4%
48 - Communications (225) 2.5% -1.2% 0.9% -0.1% 0.8% 1.1%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 9.6% 8.3% 7.9% 5.8% 7.2% 6.4%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 1.5% 1.8% 0.8% 0.1% 0.6% 1.3%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 1% 0.6% 0.9% 0.5% 0.8% 0.5%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 4.3% 3.4% 4.3% 4.2% 4.4% 5.2%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 2.3% 2.1% 2.2% 1.9% 1.8% 1.9%
54 - Food Stores (32) 1.5% 1.4% 1.6% 2.3% 1.8% 2%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 2.4% 3.8% 2.4% 2.7% 1.9% 2.1%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) 2.7% 2.4% 2.3% 1.7% 2.8% 3.5%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 2.5% 1.8% 1.7% 2% 3.1% 0.4%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) 3.3% 2.8% 4.6% 4.1% 3.6% 3.1%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) 0.9% 0.8% -0.3% 0.5% 0.7% -0.2%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 27.7% 19.8% 21.2% 20.6% 19.8% 188.9%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 12.6% 9.4% 10.1% 9.6% 11.4% 9.6%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 15.1% 18.1% 14.5% 7.5% 16.2% 6.8%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 5.1% 5.4% 7.4% 7.3% 8.4% 8.3%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 8% 7% 6.5% 6.1% 5.8% 6.5%
65 - Real Estate (247) 2.1% 7% 3.8% 3.8% 2.6% -2.1%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 9.1% 12.8% 11.8% 8.9% 8.3% 6%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) 8.5% 5.5% 4.6% 4.7% 1.6% -2.8%
72 - Personal Services (54) 1.5% -0.9% -0.7% -8.8% -3.7% -5.5%
73 - Business Services (1247) -2.6% -5.2% -3.8% -3.5% -3.4% -1.2%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) 5.1% 5.4% 4.9% 4.2% 3.1% 3.7%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) -10.7% -67.4% -316% -24.4% 4.6% 4%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) -77.1% -31.4% -12.3% -6% -13.4% 0.7%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) 5.7% 1.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6% 2.1%
80 - Health Services (137) -5.6% -4.6% -4% -0.5% -1.5% -1.4%
81 - Legal Services (2) 5.4% 2.1% 4% 2.5% 4% 3.6%
82 - Educational Services (57) -3.9% -3% -5.7% -5.6% 0.1% -2.7%
83 - Social Services (7) 8.3% 2.6% 4.4% 5.1% 0.5% 2.3%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) -0.5% -4.2% -2.8% -9.4% -1.8% -1.1%
89 - Miscellaneous Services (3) -1.1% -363.5% -363.5% -363.5% -363.5% -363.5%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) -363.5% -363.5% -363.5% -264.7% -1213% -802.1%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) -802.1% -802.1% -802.1% -802.1% -155.4% -165.4%

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