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Financial Ratios: In Books

finding financial ratios for a company

Finding Industry Ratios in Books (select a tab for information)

What it Contains

  • 50 comparative performance indicators
  • Covers all of North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico) using NAICS data
  • Financial information is calculated and derived from the latest available IRS data
  • Nearly 5 million U.S. and international companies are included
  • Performance data for 50 operating and financial factors in 199 industries
  • Data for each industry is divided into 13 categories based on company size
  • Competitive norms in actual dollar amounts for revenue and capital factors, such as net receivables, net property, inventories, total assets, portfolio income, and more
  • Important average operating costs in percent of net sales, including cost of operations, pensions and benefits, interest, and more
  • Ratios for industry-wide results for inventory turnover, current assets to working capital, quick ratio, asset turnover, and others
  • Critical financial factors in percentages, including debt ratio, return on assets, and return on equity, and profit margin.

Things to Know

  • Organized by the NAICS

Reason you may not find the data you are looking for

if the IRS has suppressed underlying data, sample size, or other reasons affecting a calculated result(s)

What it Contains

  • Public and private companies in over 800 lines of business
  • Key financial ratios on more than one million businesses
  • 14 key ratios provide important information about industry performance with respect to solvency, efficiency and, profitability
  • One-year “typical” balance sheet and income statement returns

Things to Know

  • Organized by SIC code
  • Don’t Know the Code?
  • Try using the Appendix – SIC Numbers Appearing in this Directory, located in the back of the book

What it Contains

RMA's Annual Statement Studies® is the only source of comparative industry benchmark data that comes directly from the financial statements of small and medium-size business clients of RMA’s member institutions.

For more than 100 years, RMA has been the leader in providing the industry with reliable, and accurate financial benchmarking figures including standards for balance sheet and income statement line items, and 19-classic industry average ratios such as the current ratio, quick ratio, and turnover ratios. More recently, we have added data points to capture a borrower's movement within a particular industry, and the Sustainable Growth Rate. These data sets form the Annual Statement Studies, and are the industry standard for financial statement analysis.

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