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Industry Information: Industry Ratios

Research Guide for Industry Information resources

Industry Ratios

 

These online sources focus on U.S. public corporation information, but have industry ratios as well:

Mergent Online - at the main company, select the "Competitors" tab

Morningstar Investment Research Center -

S&P Global NetAdvantage 

Value Line (includes a few ratios on the 1-page industry overview)

D&B Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios - 1979-2016. Within Mergent Archives database. Select "KBR" tab.

IBISWorld - focus is on charts and brief overviews - yet has a few downloadable statistics - select "Key Statistics" from upper right of an industry profile page:

 

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The following sources are offsite, Library Services Center - Reference. They include ratios for most SIC/NAICS codes, and for large and small companies (companies are not listed):

Almanac of Business & Industrial Financial Ratios - offsite, Library Services Center - REFERENCE HF5681.R25 A45) - library has from 1984-2012, and, by a previous author, at HF5681.R25 T68 (also offsite), the editions for 1972, 1978-80, 1982-83.

Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios (print equivalent of online access noted above) - offsite, Library Services Center - REFERENCE HF5681.R25 I515x - library has from 1982-2011 (some gaps)

RMA Annual Statement Studies - offsite, Library Services Center - REFERENCE HF5681.B2 R6 - library has from 1981-2005 (some gaps)