Answered By: Emilie Codega
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2018     Views: 1671

Aggregate financial ratios
How do I find aggregate industry ratios that include private companies?


Industry ratios provide a way to compare and analyze the correlation of diverse financial data for an entire industry. They can be used to compare the performance of a company to the industry overall.

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Offers industry default risk and cash flow measures for 400 lines of business whose total assets are less than $250 million.

  • Available in print (Ref. HG 4028 .B2 R6 in the Stamps Reading Room)
  • Available in IBISWorld: (Search for an industry using keywords or browse industry reports by industry code.  Open a report, and find the RMA reports under Industry Statistics.  Available as Excel files.)
  • Available in  D&B Global Business Browser (Click on Industries, search by industry keyword, and once on the industry page look to RMA Industry Norms on the left hand side navigation under Market Research.  Available as PDFs).

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
In print: Ref. HG 4028 .B2 T68 in the Stamps Reading Room

Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios
In print: Ref. HG 4028 .B2 I54 in the Stamps Reading Room

IRS Corporate Financial Ratios
In print: Ref. HG 4050 .I77 in the Stamps Reading Room
Data in aggregate (not ratio) form is also available at Statements of Income.