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Also known as: Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios
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Key Business Ratios helps you understand the true performance of a company, by benchmarking it against its industry peers. 14 key business ratios cover all critical areas of business performance—solvency, efficiency and profitability.

Ratios are arranged by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code, a four-digit number that classifies business establishments by defining the industries in which they do business. These codes make it easy to compare a business’ operating results with those of specific competitors or the industry as a whole. They are broken down into median figures, with upper and lower quartiles, providing you with a more refined set of figures to work with. Using an individual company’s financial statements with Key Business Ratios, you can generate a comparison of a company's own business ratios with the industry.

Coverage: 1979-2010
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Last modified: 05/19/14