Which industries have the highest margins

Ranking: Record high profit margins

Companies/
country
annual
Total-
yield
2009 to
2013*
of the total yield come from ... **to-
dearer
Yield
2014
***
Sales-
wax-
tum
Profit
margin
increasing
ung
School
the-
degradation
Change
ung
number
the
shares
Divi-
end
higher
Stock exchange
assess-
ung
1GoerTek/
China
75%58%-3%-1%-3%1%23%-26%
2Seagate/
United States
70%7%23%8%9%4%20%3%
3POOR/
Great Britain
68%19%10%-1%-2%2%40%-19%
4HCL
Technologies/
India
64%26%5%4%-1%3%27%13%
5Infineon/
Germany
59%-2%6%23%-7%7%32%18%
6Tata
Consultancy/
India
58%24%4%-1%0%3%29%7%
7*****Catamaran/
United States
55%70%-1%-2%-14%0%1%-7%
8Micron
Technology/
United States
52%14%15%23%-6%0%8%49%
9Western film
Digital/
United States
50%15%9%-11%-1%1%37%10%
10SanDisk/
United States
49%no assignment possible, as losses were incurred in one year47%

* Total return for shareholders from share price gains and dividends, in percent per year;
** of which originate from: sales growth, profit margin growth, debt reduction, reduction d. Number of shares, dividends and higher stock market valuation, in percentage points;
*** in percent, since 1.1.2014;
**** Share is one of the WirtschaftsWoche recommendations;

Source: Boston Consulting