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Business & Management

A research guide for topics in business and management.

Find Company & Industry Ratios

Overview

Industry ratios are commonly used to evaluate the operating efficiency and profitability of a industry (or company). Financial ratios and industry averages are often used for benchmarking purposes. 

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.

Screenshot of Mergent Online showing the location of the company financials and ratio's tab

Find Industry 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 (optional)
  5. Click “Add all to Company Analysis List"
  6. Select “Company Analysis List”, and then select “Company Comparison Report” in the pop up window
  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
  9. Specify date range
  10. Be sure to click “Include average” (this provides a peer average for each ratio which is reported at the top of each column)

 

Find Industry Ratios in IBISWorld

In IBISWorld reports, you can find ratios under the "Key Statistics" sections of the report, located in the left-hand navigation.

IBISWorld screenshot showing "key statistics" location in the left-hand navigation