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Financial Ratios Analysis
Fourteen Key Business Ratios Used by D&B
IRS Tax Stats
Yahoo! Industry Center



--Reference - Financial Ratios - Industry Averages:

--Reference - About Financial Ratios:

  • 101 Business Ratios: REF HF5657.4 .G38
  • The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements: REF HF 5681 .B2 W4678
  • Business Ratios and Formulas: REF HF 5691 .B73
  • Dictionary of Financial Formulas and Ratios: REF HG 151 .M24 2008
  • How to Read a Financial Report: REF HF 5681 .B2 T733
  • Key Management Ratios: REF HF 5681 .R25 W347 2002
  • R3 = Ratios, Ratings and Reference: REF HG 4026 .R25




BizMiner offers industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Their market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code. Bizminer is a great resource to use when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry. Types of reports:

Business Insights: Essentials
When you look up a company in "Business Insights: Essentials," note that the tabs offer various information bits on each company. Select the "Financials" tab, and then select the 'Ratios" tab to see the ratios. Using this database, you can also compare ratios among competitors or selected companies.

Provides business and financial information for 23,000 U.S. and international companies. Financials for 15 years, balance sheets, income statements "as reported" and can be downloaded to spreadsheet company overview, financial ratios, and IS OUR BEST SOURCE FOR COMPANY ANNUAL REPORTS.

Research Insight (also known as "Compustat")
The Research Insight contains twenty years of financial data, including a wide variety of financial ratios. It is not a web site, but rather a networked CD-ROM. This databases is available on computers on the Library's second floor. It can also be downloaded to computers in faculty offices and in computer labs that are connected to the UMD Office Server. Research Insight is not available for remote users off campus.

*Access On Campus. Off Campus by UMD Faculty, Staff, and Students



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