Operating margin (Return on sales) - breakdown by industry

Return on sales (ROS) indicates how much profit an entity makes after paying for variable costs of production such as wages, raw materials, etc. (but before interest and tax).
Calculation: EBIT / Revenue. More about operating margin (return on sales).

Number of companies included in the calculation: 3586 (year 2018)

Ratio: Operating margin (Return on sales)     Measure of center:

Industry title Year
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
All Industries 8.6% 6.9% 6.2% 6% 7.3% 7.1%
01 - Agricultural Production Crops (27) 1.2% 5% 1.9% -6.9% 0.7% 1.7%
07 - Agricultural Services (18) 4.3% 0.5% 4.9% 4.7% 1.6% 5.4%
08 - Forestry (2) 7.5% 30.6% 7.9% 14.8% 41.6% 19.5%
09 - Fishing, hunting, and trapping (7) 21.6% 24.6% 20.1% -9602% -11219.4% 36.5%
10 - Metal Mining (272) -144% -227.9% -140.7% -51.9% -151.9% -154.4%
12 - Coal Mining (28) 11.4% 9.9% 2.6% -24.7% -4.8% -18.2%
13 - Oil And Gas Extraction (492) 7.7% -6.3% -52.4% -130.8% 2.5% 4.2%
14 - Mining And Quarrying Of Nonmetallic Minerals, Except Fuels (41) 10.1% 9.7% -21.1% 0.5% 10.7% 3.4%
15 - Building Construction General Contractors And Operative Builders (48) 6.7% 6.5% 6.5% 7.4% 7.9% 9.5%
16 - Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors (20) 3.1% 2.1% 3.2% 3.6% 3% 4.7%
17 - Construction Special Trade Contractors (33) 4.7% 0.8% -0.4% -3.2% 1.3% 2%
20 - Food And Kindred Products (190) 2.9% 4.4% 3.5% 4.8% 4.2% 5.4%
21 - Tobacco Products (21) 17.6% -112.6% 15.4% 14.7% -57.6% -17.6%
22 - Textile Mill Products (16) 7.6% 8.1% 7.8% 8.9% 4.8% 4.3%
23 - Apparel And Other Finished Products Made From Fabrics And Similar Materials (56) 6.3% 4.7% 3.3% 7.7% 6.5% 5.9%
24 - Lumber And Wood Products, Except Furniture (29) 6.9% 9% 7% 5.3% 3.2% 4.8%
25 - Furniture And Fixtures (29) 5.7% 6.4% 6.7% 7.3% 7.4% 5.2%
26 - Paper And Allied Products (41) 8.4% 6.2% 5.6% 8.1% 7.9% 6.9%
27 - Printing, Publishing, And Allied Industries (67) 3.4% 6.1% 3.9% 5.7% 6.5% 4.9%
28 - Chemicals And Allied Products (1076) -54.2% -39.2% -16.1% -20.2% -11.1% -7.1%
29 - Petroleum Refining And Related Industries (38) 10.9% 4.2% 2.4% 7.3% 4.4% 4.8%
30 - Rubber And Miscellaneous Plastics Products (54) 4.9% 4.8% 4.9% 5.3% 6.5% 6.2%
31 - Leather And Leather Products (16) 9.8% 9% 10.3% 11.6% 13.6% 15.3%
32 - Stone, Clay, Glass, And Concrete Products (31) 6.1% 8.7% 9.4% 5.8% 6.6% 7.8%
33 - Primary Metal Industries (60) 7.6% 4.5% 3.4% -1% 4% 2.4%
34 - Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Transportation Equipment (78) 7.9% 6.1% 5.5% 5.2% 6.8% 7.8%
35 - Industrial And Commercial Machinery And Computer Equipment (299) 4.8% 4.9% 1.8% 3.2% 5.5% 6.1%
36 - Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment And Components, Except Computer Equipment (487) 2.6% 1.6% 1% 0.8% 1.4% -0%
37 - Transportation Equipment (156) 7.5% 6.7% 5.9% 6.3% 6.2% 6.8%
38 - Measuring, Analyzing, And Controlling Instruments; Photographic, Medical And Optical Goods; Watches And Clocks (460) -4.1% -4.6% -3.7% -2.1% 0% -0.7%
39 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries (70) 4.3% 2.5% 2.7% 3.3% 2.2% -8%
40 - Railroad Transportation (13) 35.1% 34.9% 32.6% 31.2% 31% 31%
42 - Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing (31) 7.6% 6.7% 6.5% 7.7% 7% 7%
44 - Water Transportation (30) 4.7% -1.3% 1.6% 7.9% 8.8% 6%
45 - Transportation By Air (32) 8.2% 9.7% 12.2% 11.8% 8.7% 6.4%
46 - Pipelines, Except Natural Gas (26) 29.6% 29.9% 17.1% 15.2% 21.6% 22%
47 - Transportation Services (41) 3.7% 1% 3.5% 3.2% 2.3% 3.1%
48 - Communications (225) 9.2% 5.1% 10.3% 12.3% 12.1% 11.1%
49 - Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services (310) 17% 15.7% 16.7% 14.4% 17.3% 15.9%
50 - Wholesale Trade-durable Goods (149) 3.2% 3.1% 2.2% 2.1% 1.3% 1.7%
51 - Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods (123) 2.5% 0.7% 1.8% 1.9% 2.2% 2.4%
52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers (20) 6.6% 9.5% 8.9% 9.4% 2.3% 8.8%
53 - General Merchandise Stores (30) 4% 4.1% 4.7% 4.6% 3.8% 3.1%
54 - Food Stores (32) 2.3% 1.8% 2.9% 4.2% 3.1% 2.8%
55 - Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations (38) 3.3% 3.5% 4% 3.7% 3% 3.5%
56 - Apparel And Accessory Stores (55) 3.4% 3.7% 4.7% 4.9% 4.6% 6.3%
57 - Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores (32) 6.5% 5.4% 4.4% 6% 3.7% -9.6%
58 - Eating And Drinking Places (109) 6.6% 5.4% 7.9% 6.3% 6.1% 5.2%
59 - Miscellaneous Retail (186) 1.1% 1.6% 1.2% 1.2% 2.3% 2.2%
60 - Depository Institutions (724) 51.4% 43.3% 41.3% 39.4% 37.5% 36.9%
61 - Non-depository Credit Institutions (125) 41.8% 38.3% 34.7% 36.6% 45.1% 42.4%
62 - Security And Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, And Services (255) 32.2% 31.7% 26% 17.8% 22.7% 22.1%
63 - Insurance Carriers (186) 7.7% 7.9% 11.1% 11.7% 14.2% 13.9%
64 - Insurance Agents, Brokers, And Service (23) 13.3% 9.8% 16.9% 14.9% 16.9% 10.2%
65 - Real Estate (247) 16.3% 14% 14.9% 7.9% 10.9% 9%
67 - Holding And Other Investment Offices (849) 26.6% 25% 22.1% 19% 23.7% 20.3%
70 - Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places (69) 18.1% 11.1% 11.7% 11.1% 7.7% 1.1%
72 - Personal Services (54) -4.9% -11.7% -1.7% -6.1% -1% -0.1%
73 - Business Services (1247) 2.2% 1.9% -0.5% -0.9% 0.4% 1.1%
75 - Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking (14) 6% 5.8% 5.6% 3.8% 3% 5.9%
76 - Miscellaneous Repair Services (8) -20.8% -67.1% -0.2% -16% 9% -28.3%
78 - Motion Pictures (61) -0.7% 1% 4.6% -2.1% -8.6% 7.5%
79 - Amusement And Recreation Services (85) 11.1% 1.4% 4.4% 7.3% 4.4% 8.6%
80 - Health Services (137) 1.9% -2% 2% 5.2% 1.7% 1.4%
81 - Legal Services (2) 7.1% 4.2% 6.9% 3.9% 7% 5.9%
82 - Educational Services (57) -2.2% 1.5% -4.8% -7.6% 2.4% -20.8%
83 - Social Services (7) -548% 7.7% -554.7% 12.5% 7.5% 0%
87 - Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services (189) 0.9% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 2.1% 1%
02 - Agriculture production livestock and animal specialties (6) 0% 7.8% -48.9% 8.3% -25.7% -33%
41 - Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation (2) 0% 0% 0% -131.8% -811.1% -685.5%
99 - Nonclassifiable Establishments (9) 0% 0% 0% 0% -161% -339.3%

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