Return on equity in the construction sector in Europe 2020, by industry

In Western Europe, the average return on equity (ROE) in the construction sector was 12.06 percent. As of January 2020, companies in the homebuilding industry in Western Europe saw average returns on equity of 17.76 percent, as compared to the retail (building supply) which saw ROE of 3.39 percent.

Return on equity is an important measure of a company's profitability. ROE is calculated by taking the amount of net income returned as a percentage of the shareholders equity. Return on equity looks at how well a company’s management is using its assets to create profits.

Average return on equity (ROE) in the construction sector in Western Europe 2020, by industry

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

January 2020

Number of respondents


Supplementary notes

Western Europe.
* all companies. construction= 292.

The source added the following information "Estimated by dividing the net income by the book value of equity. The source used cumulated values for both variables, for the sector, to estimate the sector ROE. If book value of equity is negative, this is not estimated. (For non-cash ROE, see Non-cash ROE)".

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