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--Reference - Financial Ratios - Industry Averages:

--Reference - About Financial Ratios:

  • 101 Business Ratios: REF HF5657.4 .G38
  • The adjustment of financial ratios in the presence of soft budget constraints evidence from Bulgaria: Online Access
  • The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements: REF HF 5681 .B2 W4678
  • Brandow Company. Camp Hill, Pa. : Brandow Company 2002 : Online Access
  • Business Ratios and Formulas: REF HF 5691 .B73
  • Dictionary of Financial Formulas and Ratios: REF HG 151 .M24 2008
  • Financial ratios for executives : how to assess company strength, fix problems, and make better decisions: Online Access
  • How to Read a Financial Report: REF HF 5681 .B2 T733
  • Key Management Ratios: REF HF 5681 .R25 W347 2002
  • The meaningful interpretation of financial statements ; the cause-and-effect ratio approach: HF5681.B2 M47 1966
  • R3 = Ratios, Ratings and Reference: REF HG 4026 .R25
  • Ratio analysis fundamentals : how 17 financial ratios can allow you to analyse any business on the planet : REF HF5681.R25 T82 2012
  • Ratios made simple : a beginner's guide to the key financial ratios : REF HF5681.R25 L43 2010
  • RMA annual statement studies : REF HF5681.B2 R6




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.

Provides independent investment analysis of 1500 stocks and 2000 mutual funds. Includes current analyst reports for both particular companies and funds with an eye to what is happening in the industry. Contains Financial Ratios for each company. This is a highly regarded and unique source of financial information.

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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Last Update: April 30, 2018


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