ROE (Return on equity), after tax - breakdown by industry

Return on equity (ROE) is the amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders equity.
Calculation: Net income after tax / Shareholder's equity. More about roe (return on equity), after tax.

Number of U.S. listed companies included in the calculation: 5039 (year 2019)

Ratio: ROE (Return on equity), after tax     Measure of center:

Industry title Year
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
All Industries 3.2% 1% -1.5% -3.4% -5.1% -2.3%
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) -8.5% -1.2% 2.3% 4.5% -4.6% -12%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) -28% 39% 1.3% -5.2% -2.4% -7.7%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) -4% 3.5% -5.4% -536.8% 0% -1465.2%
08 - Forestry (2) 6.2% 3% 9.8% 3.1% 6% 8%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) 7.3% -24% -0.9% -403.7% -123% -167.9%
10 - Metal Mining (272) -2745.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
12 - Coal Mining (28) 75.2% 19.7% 15.4% -58.5% -37.1% -26.6%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) 0.4% -6.5% -28.6% -80% -116.2% -36.9%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) -97.7% -17.5% -10% -77.9% -34.1% -10.8%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 40.1% 12.8% 8.3% 8.3% 6.6% 5.7%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 29.5% 10.2% 7.2% 5.9% 7.2% 6.3%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 18.9% 2% -3.7% 5.1% -20% -5.7%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 6.7% 4.1% 1.9% 4% 3.8% 2.1%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) -372.5% -186.7% 0% 0% 0% -746.6%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) 41.6% 12.4% 11.5% 15% 13.3% 7.7%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) 22.2% 12.2% 4.8% 5.3% 7.7% -43.5%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 88.3% 13.9% 16.8% 12.2% 4% 4.8%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 20.8% 10.4% 13.2% 15.7% 17.5% 13.9%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 50.2% 13.4% 7% 5.6% 12.3% 10.2%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) -0.4% -4.2% -8% -6.3% -1.7% 0.8%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) -248.5% -80% -84.3% -75.4% -76.5% -75.2%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) 37% 6.4% 5.6% -0.9% 7.8% 13.1%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) -5.6% 0% 4.7% 1.9% -8.8% -7.9%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) 27.7% 12.2% 11.3% 11.5% 14.2% 16.3%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 12.7% 7.3% 4% 8.8% 3% 6.4%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) 22.4% 11.3% 4.6% 0.9% -2.8% 4.6%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 32.4% 11.4% 7.7% 7.6% 6.9% 9.9%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 7.2% 4.6% 3.8% -0.6% 0.9% 4.1%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) -1.2% 0.4% -3% -4% -1.7% -4.4%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 26.6% 10.4% 9.7% 8.2% 6% 6.7%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) -59% -18.6% -21% -18% -17.6% -8.8%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) -4.5% 4.2% 1.2% -96.8% -117% -17.3%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 98.1% 16.8% 32.8% 12.3% 11.9% 13%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 49.9% 13.7% 18.6% 11.5% 17.8% 14.3%
44 - Water Transportation (30) 12.4% 2.7% 3% -2.6% 6% -1.6%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) 46.5% 14% 25.1% 19.8% 13.9% 7.7%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 50.5% 13.3% 8.8% 8.7% 10.8% 11.6%
47 - Transportation Services (41) -54.6% -33.6% 3.5% 1.3% -5.8% 3.3%
48 - Communications (225) -8.8% -1.4% -23.2% -30.2% -11.6% -33.7%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 29.1% 8.9% 8.5% 7.2% 6.8% 8.8%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 7.8% 5.4% 6.4% -0.4% -9.5% -1.9%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 12.5% 4.1% 5.6% 4.2% 1.3% 5.7%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 67.6% 14.5% 9.7% 12.1% -7.7% 8.7%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 40.4% 10.1% 13.2% 9.7% 7.1% 12.1%
54 - Food Stores (32) 12.1% 6.2% 7.8% 9.7% 13.4% 12.2%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 52.3% 16.8% 22.7% 15.9% 18.5% 16.2%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) 9.5% 5.8% 4.6% 0.8% 6.6% 9.4%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) -17.4% -1.1% 4.1% 6.4% 5.9% 9.4%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) -12.3% -8.1% -5.9% 3.1% 7.5% 8.8%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) -203.7% -51.8% -134.8% -702.3% -1126.5% -1960.1%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 37.8% 10.1% 7.5% 8.4% 8.1% 7.8%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 29.9% 7.3% 6.9% 7.6% 6.9% 5.9%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 25.1% 6.1% 4.8% 5.2% -0.3% 5.2%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 28.8% 6.3% 6.3% 8% 8.7% 9%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 34% 14.3% 16% 10.7% 5% 8.1%
65 - Real Estate (247) -1.9% -3.7% -2.1% -7.9% -26.5% -60.6%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 7.4% 1.7% 2% 1% -1.6% -1.6%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) 34% 10.2% 5.7% 5.4% 3.8% 0.8%
72 - Personal Services (54) -325.6% -86.8% -97% 0% -2426.2% -465.5%
73 - Business Services (1247) -50.7% -23.3% -26.3% -25.9% -32.2% -31%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) 42.2% 13.1% 25.7% 14.3% 14.6% 12.8%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) -196.9% -218.9% -2599.5% -18743.1% -1886.9% 0%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) -438% -201.3% -211.4% -930.8% -344.3% -3673.2%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) 2.7% 1.8% -10.5% -56.9% -44.3% -35.9%
80 - Health Services (137) -121.3% -36.9% -28.8% -36.2% -23.2% -20.2%
81 - Legal Services (2) 45.8% 11.1% 3.7% 6.1% 3.6% 6.2%
82 - Educational Services (57) -52.5% -37.4% -39.5% -38.5% -101.6% -49.2%
83 - Social Services (7) 81.7% 20.7% -3.6% 0% 4% -96%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) -101.5% -65.1% -69.7% -153.8% -168.2% -138.4%
89 - Miscellaneous Services (3) 0% 0% -677.4% -677.4% -677.4% -1072.6%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) -1072.6% -1072.6% -1072.6% -1072.6% 0% 0%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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