For many companies, the months and years since the credit crisis began have been tough. Retail woes, housing market doldrums, and advertising cutbacks left the balance sheets of plenty of firms in tatters.
But not every industry plummeted into the red. Last month, North Carolina-based financial analysis firm Sageworks Inc. released a rundown of the most and least profitable sectors of last year.
Here, take a look at who came out ahead and who fell behind in 2009, and see what Sageworks Chief Financial Officer Drew White had to say about the industries on the list.
– Marino Eccher, Boston.com Correspondent