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Sources of benchmark financial ratios

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What are financial ratios and why would I use them?

Financial ratios help to analyze a company's strengths and weaknesses. Ratios are converted into a standardized format and are often used to compare a company against an industry average or other companies in order to benchmark or measure a company’s performance.

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Where can I find industry benchmark financial ratios?

The following financial ratio books are ON RESERVE at the Eagle Commons Library Service Desk:

  • D&B Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios provides industry benchmark financial ratios by industry code and company size. Call Number: HF5681.R25.I53
     
  • RMA Annual Statement Studies provides industry benchmark financial ratios by industry code and company size, Call Number: HG1507.R6
     
  • Almanac of Business & Industry Financial Ratios, also known as "Troy's Almanac," provides industry benchmark financial ratios by industry code and company size. Call Number: HF5681.R25.A4​

College of Business, Wharton Research Data Services

   

The University of North Texas has access to Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)*. This is the College of Business WRDS page: https://cob.unt.edu/bits/research-databases-applications

*Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and multi-disciplinary business intelligence tool.

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