Find Company and Industry Ratios

Find Company Ratios in Mergent Online

  1. Enter your Company name or Ticker Symbol in Company Search box
  2. Select company from drop-down list
  3. Use green tabs to navigate to “Company Financials” tab (default view is “Company details”)
  4. Under Company Financials, click on “Ratios” section.
  5. Default display is filtered by Revenues but can be re-sorted by any column. Create customized report or use Excel download option.
  6. These ratios are specific to the company you searched.

Find Industry Average and Peer Average Ratios in Mergent Online

  1. Enter your Company name or Ticker Symbol in Company Search box
  2. Select company from drop-down list
  3. Use green tabs to navigate to “Competitors” tab (default view is “Company details”)
  4. Delete or add companies to create a Competitors list based on your view of the company/industry.
  5. Click “Add all to Company Analysis List”
  6. Select “Company Analysis List”, and then select “Company Comparison Report”
  7. Select companies from the list to load Company Comparison Report section
  8. Under “Select Data Items”, click “Ratios” and select specific ratios to add to report items; specify date range;
  9. Be sure to click “Include average” (this provides a peer average for each ratio which is reported at the top of each column)
  10. Select file format and click “Create Report”

Calculate Industry Ratios

Identify five (roughly) top major industry competitors. Find and add up the individual company ratios. Divide by the number of companies to arrive at an industry average.