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Industry Information: Ratios

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Why use ratios?

Simply put, ratios allow you to compare your company's performance against its peers. Here is an online resource that describes various ratios and how they're calculated and used.

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Library Resources for Ratios

Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios
REF HF5681.R25 I53, Ready Reference (ask at Reference Desk)
The information in this publication is organized by SIC code (see "SIC/NAICS Codes" tab for information on how to find industry codes). 
The MU Libraries has copies of this publication going back to 1983/84.

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
REF HF5681.R25 T68 Ready Reference (ask at Reference Desk)
The information is organized by NAICS code (see "SIC/NAICS Codes" tab for information on how to find industry codes).
The MU Libraries has copies of this publication going back to 1975.