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: 4506 (year 2020)

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

Industry title Year
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) -7% -3.3% -1.2% -5.5% 3.9% -2.3%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) 6.9% 26.1% 22.7% 1.3% -5.2% -2.4%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) -17% -49.6% 2.9% -5.4% -536.8% -1175.8%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) -107.5% -56.3% -24% -0.9% -403.7% -123%
10 - Metal Mining (272) -103.1% -120.9% 0% 0% 0% 0%
12 - Coal Mining (28) -19% 14.8% 19.7% 15.4% -58.5% -20.7%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) -39.3% -6.6% -7.7% -25.3% -78% -118.6%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) 3.9% -5.9% -18.6% -10% -77.9% -26.3%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 13.6% 11.8% 12.8% 8.3% 8.3% 6.6%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 9.3% 10.9% 7.7% 6.2% 5.3% 7%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 10.6% 12.7% 9% -2.8% 5.1% -11.2%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 5.9% 5.3% 1.2% 2.2% 4% 3.9%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) -91% -26% -175.1% 0% 0% 0%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) -13.4% 12.5% 12.3% 8.8% 12.3% 13.3%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) -2.1% 13.1% 11.5% 4.8% 4.8% 7.7%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 16.8% 14.6% 13.7% 13.8% 10.2% 4%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 1.8% 9% 9.7% 12% 14.1% 14.5%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 2% 2.4% 13.4% 7.6% 9.4% 12.3%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) -13.2% -7.6% -5.3% -1.1% -2.4% 0.5%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) -60% -67.6% -75.4% -79.7% -71.6% -70.3%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) -16.3% 7.2% 4.2% 6.5% -1.6% 7.8%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 9.1% 3.2% -3.7% 4.7% 1.9% -8.8%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) -13.7% 14.2% 12.2% 10.5% 12.2% 14.2%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 12.1% -8.8% 7.3% 4.6% 10.2% 2.4%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) -3.1% 1.8% 9.4% 4.6% 0.4% -2.8%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 5.5% 8.8% 10.4% 6.9% 7.6% 6.8%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 0.6% 4.8% 3.9% 3.1% -0.8% 0.7%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) 1.5% 0.6% 0.2% -2.5% -2.2% -1.6%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) -3.6% 9% 9.7% 9% 7.7% 6%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) -15.6% -9.6% -15.1% -14.7% -15.2% -13.8%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) 2.3% 3.9% 3.1% 1.2% -69.3% -44.6%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 17.8% 25.6% 16.8% 32.8% 12.3% 11.9%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 10.7% 8.6% 13.4% 17.8% 11.5% 15.4%
44 - Water Transportation (30) -17.9% 3.8% 2.7% 3% -2.4% 4.7%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) -30.9% 16.2% 14% 21.6% 15.6% 12.1%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 5.5% 12.2% 13.3% 8.8% 8.7% 10.8%
47 - Transportation Services (41) 0% 10.2% -5.9% 3.8% 2.3% -1.5%
48 - Communications (225) -1.2% -1.9% -4.3% -34.5% -40.1% -11%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 7.5% 8.5% 8.6% 8.4% 7.2% 6.3%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) -1.2% 6% 5.2% 5.4% -0.2% -6.1%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) -4.3% 1.7% 3.6% 3.8% 4.2% 1.3%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 31.7% 11.8% 14.3% 9.7% 10.8% -6%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 15.9% 14% 10.1% 12.9% 9.7% 5.8%
54 - Food Stores (32) 12.8% 5.9% 6.5% 5.3% 9.4% 12.6%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 12.9% 15.2% 15.2% 20.7% 15.9% 18.5%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) -10.1% 11.4% 6.4% 6.3% 6.3% 6.6%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 2% -16.1% -14.2% 4.1% 6.4% 5.2%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) -34.8% 2.7% -2.8% -5.5% 3.3% 8.3%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) -10% -9.3% -89.4% -84.7% -320.1% -580.6%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 8.3% 9.9% 10% 7.3% 8.1% 7.8%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 7.7% 9.3% 7.1% 6.8% 6.2% 6.8%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 9.2% 10.8% 6% 4.6% 5.1% -0.2%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 6.3% 10.3% 6% 6.3% 8% 8.7%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 9.3% 13.7% 13.3% 16% 9.6% 5%
65 - Real Estate (247) 0.3% 0.5% -2.9% -1.8% -5.1% -22.6%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) -0.1% 3.4% 1.6% 2.3% 1% -1.3%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) -24.6% 5.1% 10.2% 5.7% 5.4% 4.2%
72 - Personal Services (54) -115.9% -12% -90% -97% -176.2% -359.7%
73 - Business Services (1247) -13% -6.6% -20.4% -23.2% -22.9% -27.5%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) -62.1% 9.6% 11.3% 25.6% 12.5% 13.3%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) -36.3% -31% -174.4% -522.2% -167.6% -506.2%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) -121.7% -32.9% -132.9% -133% -201.4% -167.2%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) -75.4% -15.6% 0.8% -5% -56.9% -28.9%
80 - Health Services (137) -15.9% -19.3% -38.1% -29.4% -42.2% -21.6%
81 - Legal Services (2) 12% 10.5% 11.1% 3.7% 6.1% 3.6%
82 - Educational Services (57) 2.6% 4.2% -20.6% -38.9% -38% -24.8%
83 - Social Services (7) -9.9% 7.6% 20.7% -3.6% 0% 4%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) -12.5% -5.7% -44.1% -65.1% -96.6% -142.5%
89 - Miscellaneous Services (3) -3.5% 45.7% 25.9% -455.9% -38.1% 1.8%
All Industries -2.1% 2.7% 0.7% -1.1% -2.5% -4.1%
08 - Forestry (2) -4.1% 0.9% 3% 9.8% 3.1% 6%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) 6% 6% 6% 6% 6% 0%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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