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Industry ratios and financial benchmarks can be used to guage the market performance of companies. A list of sources that provide this type of data are listed below.
Offers industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more.
Use Bizminer instead of this site, since that has the full content.
Business Expenses Survey
This database from the Census provides operating expenses for selected industries in the U.S. The most current data is for 2017.
"ValuationResources.Com is a free resource guide to business valuation resources, industry and company information, economic data, and more. Designed as a comprehensive resource guide for business appraisers, the site's audience includes a broad mix of business owners, professionals, students, and other parties interested in business valuation and industry information." Many of the links provided, however, are to fee-based sources.
RMA Annual Statement Studies
Call Number: HF5681.B2 R63
Produced by Risk Management Association (formerly Robert Morris Associates) this publication provides common-size balance sheets and ratios for about 750 industries and 19 ratios. Comparative historical data, together with the current data, can be used to analyze the financial situation of the industry over time.