Industry Information Research Guide

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  • If you would like to analyze a company's performance or benchmark it against its competitors, look at some financial ratios or comparables to help with your analysis.
  • Using ratios, you can compare a company's financial performance to the industry average and reveal relationships between items appearing on balance sheets & income statements.  For example, current assets to current liabilities, or net income to net sales.
  • Most ratio sources are industry-based and organizaed by industry codes: SIC or NAICS.