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Comment Icon0 The sources listed below, located in Maag Library’s Reference Room, are useful sources for financial ratio research. They contain the financial ratios calculated for various companies and industries. If you have questions about what the ratios mean, check the introduction to each volume to find a description of the different ratios and how they are calculated.

Comment Icon0 Ready Reference materials are held at the Reference Desk. Reference materials are shelved alphabetically by call number in the Reference Room on the main floor of the library. All reference materials are for in-library use only.

Comment Icon0 To find an SIC or NAICS industry code, refer to Maag’s Industry Research Guide: Industry Codes page.

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  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios: 2011 Edition / Leo Troy
    READY REF HF5681.R25 A45 2011 (Held at Reference Desk – ID Required)
    This comprehensive resource puts 50 comparative performance indicators at the practitioner’s command and covers all of North America using NAICS data. Provides financial information that is calculated and derived from the latest available IRS data on over five million U.S. and international companies. Gives you accurate performance data for 50 operating and financial factors in nearly 200 industries. Data for each industry is divided into 13 categories based on company size, so you’ll find a precise industry-wide benchmark against which to measure any company’s performance.
    Previous issues (from 1992) can be found in General Collection OVERSIZE HF5681 .R25 A45 (Floor 3A).
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  • Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios: Statistics on Over 800 Lines of Business / Dun & Bradstreet
    READY REF HF5681 .R25 I53 2010-2011
    Calculation of the Industry Norms; Calculation of Key Business Ratios; Industry Norms for Financial Analysis; and Applications by Functional Areas. Made possible through over one million financial statements in the D&B Financial Information Base. This file consists of U.S. corporations, partnerships and proprietorships both public and privately owned, in all size ranges, and includes over 800 different lines of business as defined by the U.S. SIC code numbers.
    Previous issues (from 1982/1983) can be found in the Reference Room REF HF5681 .R25 I53.
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  • Handbook of Business and Financial Ratios REF HF5681 .R25 T97 1986
    Presents numerous ratios that represent useful and important guidelines in assessing, interpreting, and planning financial data to meet the objectives of managing a business more effectively. Shows you step-by-step how-to-use ratios as a prime tool in isolating, identifying, and highlighting operating performance and financial position events. Complete with 50 models that illustrate how ratios are used for analysis and comparison by period, data element, account description, item variance by management.
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  • How to Read a Financial Statement REF HF5667.65 .N67 2008x
    American Institute for Economic Research. The original edition (1993) covered the essential information needed to understand financial statements. This edition includes a complete update of the sample statements and related analysis, as well as two new chapters that cover the Enron-era accounting scandals, Sarbanes-Oxley, and accounting issues raised by the subprime mortgage mess. The primary purpose of this book is to help the reader understand how to read financial statements. It is useful to anyone who desires to learn more about how to use such statements to evaluate the activities and financial standing of businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations.

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