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Library Databases for Industry Ratios

Create Your Own “Industry Group” Ratios

           Open Mergent in a separate window.

Step-by-step instructions for creating your own custom ratio lists using Mergent Online's classification criteria search.

  1. Search the database with the classification criteria using NAICS codes, SIC codes, or Mergent Industry Codes (MIC) to identify peer companies. Tip: Select the country or index to limit the search to a more defined group (when appropriate).
  2. Create your custom "Company Analysis List" by adding selected companies (or entire results list, up to 500 companies).
  3. In the "My Mergent Tools" menu (upper right corner), click on the Company Analysis List to open the custom report builder.
  4. Select the "Company Comparison Report" link.
  5. Move your selected companies over to the Company Comparison Report box on the right.
  6. Report Type: Select "List by Item." (default)
  7. Select Data Items. Expand the Ratios menu and move selected ratios to the Report Items box on the right.
  8. Click the "Include Averages" checkbox.
  9. Select appropriate years of reporting.
  10. Select a format (HTML, PDF, Word, Excel) and click the "Create Report" button.

The report will provide the selected ratios for each individual company and "peer averages" in the column header.

Core Print Resources for Industry Ratios

Additional Ratio Sources

Background Information for Financial Ratios

eStatement Studies includes a section for understanding the basics of financial ratios.

After opening the eStatement Studies database:

  1. Select "About eStatement Studies" from Resources section.
  2. From the left-side menu, select "Financial Ratio Benchmarks Data"

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