Financial ratios are a common means of determining a company's performance and strength by comparing that company's ratios with those of the industry overall. Start-ups often rely on key ratios as benchmarks to measure their performance. Lenders and investors also use financial ratios to gain a quick understanding of the health of the business before determining whether to lend or invest.
The following resources provide financial ratios for industries. Each of these titles will cover different industries, include different companies in those industries, provide different data and ratios, and present the results differently. Use all resources to determine which ones best meet your needs: