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MGT 469: Comparative Analysis Project: Financial Ratios

What industry ratios sources are there?

Secondary sources:

We have a couple online sourced that provide ratios, but they are limited in the number of companies they follow and/or the type of ratios they provide. However, if you are in those databases already, it may be simple to pull the ratios directly from them.

Mergent Online


When you do an industry search, and display the results, ratios are listed under the tab to the far right, "Key Statistics." Please provide feedback on whether this database was useful to you or not..


How do I use ratio information?

These books provide background on understanding and using ratio analysis.

The full list of books about ratio analysis and financial statements. Below are the "classics" and highlighted materials:


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