1. Business Services
2. Eating Places
Sources for Industry Operating Ratios
Listed below are some of the best online sources for ratios.
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Census Bureau - 1997 Economic Census of Business Expenses. The Economic
Census profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the
local level. The 1997 Census is a little outdated, but a good place
to start. More recent stats are also available at this site.
Chapter 114 - Typical operating statements of selected businesses
from accounting firms to second hand stores. Fast and easy. More than
40 sample industries.
- Provides industry financial profiles for over 19,000 firms based on
industry SIC codes. Average cost around $60-$70.
Calculator - Bankrate.com provides a ratio calculator for current
ratio, quick ratio, debt to assets ratio, and many more.
Annual Statement Studies - Robert Morris' Annual Statement Studies
is derived directly from more than 150,000 statements of commercial
bank borrowers and prospects. Financial statements come direct to RMA
from their member institutions, who get their data straight from customers.
RMA is also available in many libraries.
The following texts are usually found in
the library Reference Area: