Friday, October 24, 2014

Top Ten Industries With Best Performing Privately Held Companies Over Past 12 Months

From Sageworks, Data Releases, "The best performing industries in the U.S. this year:"
Based on an analysis of private company financial statements, Sageworks, a financial information company, identified the ten industries with the strongest financial performance in the current economy, according to sales growth and profitability.
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Best performing industries – 12 months ended September 30, 2014
Industry
Sales Growth
Net Profit Margin
Total Current Liabilities (as % of Total Assets)
Support Activities for Mining
21.6%
10.5%
33.4%
Oil & Gas Extraction
18.6%
16.3%
26.0%
Computer Systems Design Firms
15.7%
7.4%
50.0%
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
14.2%
8.0%
41.4%
Architectural Firms
12.9%
8.6%
42.7%
Consumer Goods Rental
12.4%
7.5%
51.48%
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting
12.0%
10.4%
49.8%
Accounting Firms
10.0%
18.9%
38.4%
Advertising & Public Relations Firms
9.8%
7.5%
59.6%
Outpatient Care Centers
9.8%
11.8%
31.0%
Private Company Average
8.6%
6.8%
36.2%

Source: Sageworks, a financial information company (www.sageworks.com)