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 companies included in the calculation: 5051 (year 2019)

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

Industry title Year
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
All Industries 2.4% 0.8% 0.5% 0.2% -0.2% 0.4%
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) -5.9% -0.7% 1.8% 2.2% -2% -3.5%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) -26.6% 34.7% 1.2% -4.3% -2.6% -7.5%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) 7.4% 6.4% -10.7% -7.6% 0.7% -111.7%
08 - Forestry (2) 3.5% 1.5% 4.6% 1.5% 3.1% 3.8%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) 6.6% -19.1% -92.3% -6% -100.3% -62.7%
10 - Metal Mining (272) -199.9% -136.9% -180.1% -177.4% -199.1% -154.3%
12 - Coal Mining (28) 30.9% 5.6% 6.3% -0.3% -12.2% -6.1%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) 2.4% -0.2% -5.3% -16.8% -40.1% -9.6%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) -3.7% -0% -1% -11.6% -8.1% -7.4%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 18.9% 6.8% 3.6% 4% 3.7% 3%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 11.4% 4.6% 3.6% 3.1% 3.7% 3.5%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 4.6% 2.5% -0.8% 3.3% -1% -1.5%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 4.1% 3.2% 3.7% 3% 2.7% 2.1%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) -30.7% 2.3% -24.3% -4% -52.8% -108.2%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) 11.7% 6% 5.8% 8% 8.1% 3.5%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) 8.2% 6.2% 1.1% 3.1% 5.3% -2.3%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 22.1% 5.3% 8% 6.9% 3.2% 3.1%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 15.2% 6.7% 8.5% 9.2% 9% 6.4%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 21% 5.7% 2.5% 3% 5.1% 4.4%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) 1.7% 1.2% -0.1% 0.5% 1.2% 1.6%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) -146.6% -42.4% -43.7% -42.8% -38.8% -35.3%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) 20.8% 5.7% 3.9% -0.3% 2.7% 6.4%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 1% 2% 1.8% 1.7% 1.7% 0.6%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) 16.7% 8.4% 6.2% 7.3% 10% 10.8%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 7.5% 2.6% 1.9% 3.3% 1.8% 1.4%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) 12.4% 4.4% 2.4% 0.7% -0.5% 2.4%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 12.5% 4.7% 3.3% 3.4% 3.4% 4.7%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 5.8% 3.1% 2.2% 0.7% 1.2% 2.9%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) 0.1% 0.7% -0.6% -0.8% -0.6% -1.6%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 11.2% 5.2% 4.9% 4.7% 4.4% 3.3%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) -26.6% -7% -7.7% -8.3% -8.2% -3.3%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) -2.6% 3.4% 1.6% -4.1% -6.1% -2%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 25% 7.1% 12.8% 5.1% 5.5% 5.9%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 27.9% 7.6% 10.1% 5.3% 7.3% 6.3%
44 - Water Transportation (30) 6% 1.5% 2% -1.4% 2.7% -0.9%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) 17.1% 4.8% 6% 5.7% 5.4% 2.9%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 33.2% 8.6% 5.8% 6.5% 6.3% 7.6%
47 - Transportation Services (41) -5% -2.1% 2.1% 0.6% -0.9% 2.6%
48 - Communications (225) 2.4% 0.7% -1.4% -0% -0.9% -0.9%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 8.7% 2.8% 2.4% 2.2% 2.2% 2.6%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 3.8% 2.6% 2.7% 1% -1.7% 0.9%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 4.5% 2.6% 2% 2.3% 1.6% 2%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 28.8% 7.4% 6.9% 9.4% -0.6% 8.5%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 15.1% 5.7% 6.1% 4.2% 4% 5.6%
54 - Food Stores (32) 6.8% 2.4% 4% 6.1% 8% 8.3%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 14.8% 5.1% 6.1% 5.4% 4.9% 5.3%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) 14.4% 3.4% 2.5% 2.6% 4% 5.7%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 8.4% 3% 1.9% 2.1% 1.7% 2.9%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) 7.9% 4.6% 4.6% 4.3% 4% 5.1%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) -0.4% -0.4% -1.5% -7.3% -4.2% -2%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 4.3% 1.1% 0.8% 0.9% 0.9% 0.8%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 3.6% 1.1% 0.6% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 5.2% 1.5% 2.2% 1.1% -0.3% 1.6%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 4.7% 0.8% 1.2% 1.8% 2% 2.1%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 9.4% 4.3% 4.7% 5.1% 2% 2.3%
65 - Real Estate (247) 1.6% 0.2% 1.7% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 3.7% 0.9% 1% 0.6% -0% 0.3%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) 11.8% 4.1% 3.3% 2.4% 2.3% 0.9%
72 - Personal Services (54) -25% 0.9% -4.2% -22.1% -23.8% -17%
73 - Business Services (1247) -12.1% -4.3% -5.9% -5.7% -6.6% -6.8%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) 3.1% 3.9% 5.8% 3.7% 2.6% 2.5%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) -56.6% -52.2% -120.2% -113% -225.9% 7.9%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) -258.4% -37.7% -22.8% -31.3% -18.1% -12.9%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) 13% 5.8% 0.2% -2% -1.5% -4.4%
80 - Health Services (137) -12.8% -4.7% -4.3% -5.1% -1.5% -2.1%
81 - Legal Services (2) 22% 6.1% 2.2% 4% 2.4% 4.3%
82 - Educational Services (57) -26.2% -10.1% -7.3% -14.3% -14% -11.4%
83 - Social Services (7) 23.1% 6.3% -3.3% 3.1% -4889.3% -4.7%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) -29.2% -12.6% -15.6% -19.3% -18.4% -6.8%
89 - Miscellaneous Services (3) -575.3% -575.3% -259.9% -259.9% -259.9% -259.9%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) -259.9% -259.9% -259.9% -259.9% -1554.4% -569.4%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) -569.4% -569.4% -569.4% -569.4% -37508.6% -205.7%

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