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Financial ratios are often used to compare a company against an industry average or other companies in order to benchmark or measure a company’s performance. Industry ratios are often useful when creating the financial components of a business plan. This article discusses several resources that can be used to find industry and company financial ratios.
Note: Ohio University Libraries no longer subscribes to Research Insight. I left this video up to help others who may still have access. Ohio University student researchers can use Mergent Online to find similar ratio information. Faculty needing Compustat data … Continued
This video demonstrates how to find industry ratios and industry averages among company peers or competitors using Mergent Online.
If you are doing an industry analysis, you will likely want to compare the financial information of the major companies in an industry. This video shows you how to quickly find industry financial information from S&P Industry Surveys in NetAdvantage.
If you are doing an industry or market analysis at the local level, you will want to check out the Local Market Industry reports in Bizminer. This video shows you how to search by keyword and drill down with NAICS … Continued
If you are developing a business plan, or benchmarking an existing company, you will need to find industry financial ratios and averages. This video demonstrates how to find financial ratios for specific industries in Bizminer.
Bizminer is a great resource when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry. It includes industry financial ratios, failure rates of businesses, local industry market research statistics, and more.