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Business: Ratios

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
HF5681.R25A45 (1985; 1989-90; 1996; 2003- [latest on REF +CD])

Provides financial ratios for companies in various asset ranges by SIC code. Data reported are based on aggregate numbers for IRS records.

eStatement Studies
RMA Annual Statement Studies
HF5681.D39R6t (various years from 1979-1994)
REF HF5681.D39R6t from 2003/2004-

Contains composite financial data on U.S. manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, service, service and contracting lines of business. Arranged by NAICS code. Can compare one company’s performance relative to other companies in the same line of business.


Search the company name in Companies/Markets and then select the Financial Snapshot (under Reports) or Key Financial Ratios (under Custom Reports) to view key financial ratios.

FP Advisor

Search Investor Reports for industry standard ratios for the top 750 publicly traded Canadian companies.

Corporate Analyzer provides access to the most popular data items, including ratios and share price information for the top 1,400 publicly traded Canadian companies.

Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios
Available at Stauffer Library Research Stations (Most recent 3 years)
HF5681.R25I53 from 1985- (most recent 2 years in REF)

Dun and Bradstreet financial ratios for small, medium and large companies, organized by SIC code.

Electronic version is an Excel spreadsheet containing the most recent 3 years worth of data. Click on the Industry Norms link, then open the Excel spreadsheet to search the product. If you need help refer to the user manual included.

Statistics Canada

Quarterly financial statistics for enterprises (ratios for Canadian industries)

Financial and taxation statistics for enterprises (ratios for Canadian industries)

Value Line Investment Survey
Print: REF HG4501.V26

Dense, single-page reports on major public companies. Stock performance, financials and ratios.

Help with Ratios:

Business Development Bank of Canada
Financial Ratio Savvy

Last Updated: 09 July 2012