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Finance Research: Financial Ratios

This guide gathers in one place the links to company financial datasets, industry ratios, background information, news on finance topics and academic research articles for corporate finance and financial markets.

What industry ratios sources are there?

Secondary sources:

We have a couple of online sources 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..IBISWorld is now including RMA ratios under the data tab for an industry report.


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:

Business Valuation Methods


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Adele Barsh
Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian

UC San Diego Library

University of California, San Diego

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Subjects: Business