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Ratios & Industry Averages


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

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

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


NAICS codes and the earlier SIC codes are used to define industries.

Use these sources to verify your industry code definitions:

Print Ratio Sources

Information on coverage of RMA Annual Statement Studies is available at their web site.

Ratios for Publicly-Held Companies

For ratios of a large companies, it is best to compare with similar corporations.

S&P NetAdvantage Industry Surveys have comparison charts for competing companies.

Mergent allows you to create your own.

For more databases options, see our complete lists by subject or  A - Z list.

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