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STRATEGY 290 The Art of Shaving: Industry & Company Performance Analysis

Retail industry and company performance

Performance ratios

Industry and company financial ratios help compare a company against other companies in an industry, or generally measure financial performance.  Industry ratios are an aggregate measure of performance, often broken down by company size.  

Finding Industry Performance Ratios

You can compile lists of companies within an industry and compare various financial data and ratios in many of the Ross company databases.  You can also find specific ratio comparisons from the Risk Management Association in the D&B Hoovers database, company performance ratios in Mergent Online, and financial summary data for overall industry categories in the S&P Capital IQ database.