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Industry Research: Industry Ratios

Sources for Ratio data

There are many other souces for ratio data including business databases. These are some of the few available through the library and the internet.

Other Sources For Industry Ratios

There are a number of resources for gathering industry ratios.The following print sources are available in the library.

Analyst's Handbook. New York: Standard & Poor's Corporation. Annual with monthly supplements.
Location: Morris Library - Reference (Ref HG4915 .S74).
Location: Morris Library - ( HG4915 .S74) Earlier eds.
Includes composite per share ratios for about 100 covered industries, and the S&P 400, the S&P 40 Utilities, the S&P 20 Transportation, the S&P 40 Financial, and the S&P 500 Composite Companies, etc.
Troy,Leo. Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, Annual.
Location: Morris Library - Reference (Ref HF5681 .R25 T68) Latest ed.
Location: Morris Library (HF5681 .R25 T68) Earlier eds.
Provides ratios, grouped by asset size, are listed for industries and product lines, by NAICS code from the 2002 Edition onwwards
Financial Studies of the Small Business. Washington, D. C., : Financial Associates, Annual.
Location: Morris Library - Reference (Ref HD2346 .U5 F55a ) Latest ed.
Location: Morris Library (HD2346 .U5 F55a) Earlier eds.
Gives ninteen ratios for small businesses with assets under $1,000,000. Arranged in groups by asset size and business category.
D&B Key Business Ratios.
Location: Library Databases
Location: Morris Library - Reference (Ref HF 5681 .R25 I525) Latest ed; and on database page. Earlier eds. (HF 5681 .R25 I525)- on stacks. Provides key ratios (at median, upper, and lower quartiles) for industries arranged by SIC number. 
Annual Statement Studies. Philadelphia : The Risk Management Association (formaly Robert Morris Associates.
Location: Morris Library - Reference (Ref HF5681 .B2 R6 ) Latest ed.
Location: Morris Library (HF5681 .B2 R6) Earlier eds.
Gives current and historical ratios for manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and selected service industries. Includes a bibliography of ratio sources for particular industries.

RMA annual statement studies. Phildelphia, PA: Robert Morris Associates
Location: Morris Library - Reference (Ref HF5681 .B2 R6) Latest ed.
Location: Morris Library (HF5681 .B2 R6) Earlier eds.
Provides ratios, grouped by asset size, are listed for industries and product lines, by NAICS code from the 2002 Edition onwards 

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