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Key Business Ratios

Key Business Ratios provides access to competitive benchmarking data, featuring 14 key business  and financial ratios for public and private companies in 800 lines of business. Contains industry balance sheet and income statement information along with financial ratios organized by SIC codes. … Continued

Where can I find industry and company financial ratios?

Financial ratios are often used to compare a company against an industry average or other companies in order to benchmark or measure a company’s performance. Industry ratios are often useful when creating the financial components of a business plan. This article discusses several resources that can be used to find industry and company financial ratios. … Continued

How to compare company financial ratios in Research Insight (Compustat)

Note: Ohio University Libraries no longer subscribes to Research Insight. I left this video up to help others who may still have access. Ohio University student researchers can use Mergent Online to find similar ratio information. Faculty needing Compustat data should use WRDS, available via the College of Business. This video demonstrates how to compare … Continued

How to find Local Market Industry Statistics with Bizminer

If you are doing an industry or market analysis at the local level, you will want to check out the Local Market Industry reports in Bizminer. This video shows you how to search by keyword and drill down with NAICS codes in Bizminer to find the information you need.

How to find industry financial ratios with Bizminer

If you are developing a business plan, or benchmarking an existing company, you will need to find industry financial ratios and averages. This video demonstrates how to find financial ratios for specific industries in Bizminer.


Bizminer is a great resource when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry. It includes industry financial ratios, failure rates of businesses, local industry market research statistics, and more. … Continued