ROA (Return on assets) - breakdown by industry

Return on assets (ROA) is a financial ratio that shows the percentage of profit that a company earns in relation to its overall resources (total assets).
Calculation: Net Income after tax / Total assets (or Average Total assets). More about roa (return on assets).

Number of U.S. listed companies included in the calculation: 4648 (year 2021)

Ratio: ROA (Return on assets)     Measure of center:

Industry title Year
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) -7.4% -3.5% -2.3% -0.7% 0.2% 1.5%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) -5.7% 5.8% 25.1% 18.1% 1.2% -4.3%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) -4.6% -1.4% 3.5% 5.6% -10.7% -6.7%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) -76.8% -31.8% -45.7% -19.1% -74.5% -6%
10 - Metal Mining (272) -32.8% -35% -49.2% -88.3% -137% -141.4%
12 - Coal Mining (28) 8.2% -6.9% 6.1% 5.6% 6.3% -0.3%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) 2.4% -15.3% -2.2% -0.5% -4.9% -16.6%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) 3.6% 2.5% -3.2% -0.7% -1% -11.2%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 13% 7.4% 5.4% 6.2% 3.6% 4%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 3.8% 4.2% 4.8% 3.4% 3.3% 2.9%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 3.5% 2.7% 6.3% 3% -0.4% 3.3%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 4.3% 3.8% 2.5% 2.1% 2.5% 3%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) 9.5% 6.5% 0.6% 2.3% -24.3% -4%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) 5.3% -3.8% 5.7% 6% 5.8% 6.6%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) 7.3% -0.8% 7.8% 4.9% 2.8% 2.4%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 9.3% 8.6% 6% 5.3% 6.9% 6.6%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 4.1% 2.9% 6.6% 6.4% 7.5% 8.8%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 1.3% 0.9% 2.9% 5.7% 2.9% 3%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) 2.5% -2.2% -0.6% 1% 0.2% 0.5%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) -33.2% -37.3% -40.8% -41.8% -41.9% -40.9%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) 2.8% -6.4% 4% 5.6% 3.6% -0.4%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 5.1% 4.7% 3.2% 0.2% 1.4% 1.7%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) 4.8% -1.6% 5.5% 8.4% 6% 9.4%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 11.2% 4.4% -0.4% 2.6% 1.9% 3.9%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) 4.5% -1.1% 0.7% 4.2% 2.4% 0.5%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 4.8% 2.7% 3.3% 4.1% 3% 3.1%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 3.7% 0.6% 3% 2.9% 1.9% 0.6%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) 2.8% 2% 1.1% 0.5% -0.5% -0.6%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 2.6% -0.7% 4.3% 5.2% 4.7% 3.8%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) -5.9% -7% -4.8% -5.9% -5% -6.8%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) 4.6% 1.3% 1.6% 1.7% 1.6% -4%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 8.6% 6% 7.3% 7.1% 12.8% 5.1%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) 9% 9% 9% 9% 9% 9%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 10.9% 4.8% 4.1% 7.4% 9.8% 5.3%
44 - Water Transportation (30) -4.4% -7.8% 2.1% 1.5% 2% -1.3%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) 0.5% -9.8% 5.8% 4.8% 5.6% 5.5%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 10.1% 5.1% 7.3% 8.6% 5.8% 6.5%
47 - Transportation Services (41) 2% 0.6% 2.4% -1.1% 1.9% 0.9%
48 - Communications (225) 3% 0.6% 0.3% 0.5% -1.8% -0.1%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 2.6% 2.4% 2.7% 2.7% 2.4% 2.1%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 6.4% 0.1% 2.9% 2.3% 2.5% 1%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 3.1% 0.3% 1.5% 2% 1.3% 2.3%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 11.8% 12.1% 7.7% 7.4% 6.9% 9.4%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 7.7% 5.8% 6.1% 5.5% 6.4% 4.2%
54 - Food Stores (32) 3.9% 4.1% 2.3% 3.2% 3.5% 4.9%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 8.9% 4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 5.8% 4.4%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) 8.6% -2.1% 5.6% 4.4% 3.4% 4.1%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 8.1% 1.6% 1.9% 2.9% 1.9% 1.8%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) 4.8% -1.6% 4.2% 4% 4.4% 4.2%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) 0.3% 1% 2% -2.5% -0.9% -7.2%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 1.2% 0.9% 1.1% 1.1% 0.8% 0.9%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 1.8% 1% 1.3% 1.2% 0.6% 0.8%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 6.2% 2.8% 4.4% 1.5% 2.2% 0.9%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 1.4% 1% 2.2% 0.8% 1.2% 1.8%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 2.8% 3.9% 5.5% 4.3% 4.7% 5.1%
65 - Real Estate (247) 1.1% 0.7% 1.4% 0.5% 1.6% 0.3%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 1.7% 0.1% 1.3% 0.8% 1% 0.6%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) 1.8% -4.5% 1.8% 4.1% 3.3% 2.2%
72 - Personal Services (54) -6% -0.5% 1.7% 0.6% -0.8% -3.3%
73 - Business Services (1247) -1.9% -3.1% -1.1% -4.3% -5.4% -5.1%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) 2.4% -3.4% 2% 3.4% 5.3% 3.7%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) -25.9% -27.7% -12% -42.8% -80.4% -111.3%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) -12% -29.8% -16.7% -33.8% -18.8% -29%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) 1.5% -8.2% 4.2% 5.4% 0.5% -0.7%
80 - Health Services (137) -2.9% -2.2% -2.3% -5% -4.4% -5.1%
81 - Legal Services (2) 7.5% 4.5% 4.6% 6.1% 2.2% 4%
82 - Educational Services (57) 4.9% 1.7% 3.4% -3.4% -6.3% -9.8%
83 - Social Services (7) -1.2% -8.8% 1% 6.3% -3.3% 3.1%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) -1.5% -2.6% 0.1% -8.1% -15.3% -16.6%
89 - Miscellaneous Services (3) -0.1% -1% -73.6% -204.1% -133.3% -4.7%
All Industries 1.1% -0.1% 1% 0.8% 0.5% 0.2%
08 - Forestry (2) 0.2% 0.2% 0.5% 1.5% 4.6% 1.5%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%

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