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Accounting & Taxation Resources

Major accounting & taxation resources - standards, law & regulations, associations & helpful books

What are ratios?

Ratios are indicators used to evaluate a firm's performance and financial strength.  They are particularly useful when compared its competitors or industry norms.

For help understanding ratios and how to use them see the following sites:

For more information on ratios, see our Ratios & Industry Averages guide

Industry Ratios

Each source below provides different average industry ratios based on different numbers of companies. 

It's helpful to know your the NAICS & SIC codes for your industry before going into some of the sources below.

The financial section of First Research has ratios for most industries.