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					Table 1016. Retail Trade Corporations—Sales, Net Profit, and Profit Per Dollar of Sales: 2005 and 2006
[Represents North American Industry Classification System, 1997 (NAICS) groups 44 and 45. Profit rates are averages of quarterly figures at annual rates. Covers corporations with assets of $50,000,000 or more] Clothing and general merchandise stores (NAICS 448 and 452) 2005 663 40.9 27.8 6.1 4.1 25.1 17.0 2006 703 41.8 27.5 5.9 3.9 23.3 15.3

Item Total retail trade Unit Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Net profit: Before income taxes . . . . . After income taxes . . . . . . Profits per dollar of sales: Before income taxes . . . . . After income taxes . . . . . . Profits on stockholders’ equity: Before income taxes . . . . . After income taxes . . . . . . . . . . . Bil. dol . . . . . . . Bil. dol . . . . . . . Bil. dol . . . . . . . Cents . . . . . . . . Cents . . . . . . . . Percent . . . . . . Percent . 2005 1,812 87.2 58.6 4.8 3.2 25.0 16.8 2006 1,929 92.2 62.0 4.8 3.2 24.1 16.2

Food and beverage stores (NAICS 445) 2005 375 8.6 5.5 2.3 1.5 19.9 12.6 2006 375 9.4 6.4 2.5 1.7 20.3 13.8

All other retail stores 2005 774 37.7 25.4 4.9 3.3 26.3 17.7 2006 851 41.0 28.1 4.8 3.3 26.2 18.0

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Quarterly Financial Report for Manufacturing, Mining and Trade Corporations, annual; <http://www.census.gov/csd/qfr/>.