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Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios

Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios

Industry Norms & RatiosThe following key business ratios were obtained from the public domain and may not be accurate. However, they will give you a rough idea.

Key Business Ratios can be obtained from companies like D&B (Dun & Bradstreet). Their ratios are developed and derived from the financial statements in their extensive database. They are based on activities of numerous industries, includes a combination of financial statements and business ratios to help the credit community to compare a company's financial performance to its peer group by industry size and region. For more information and an extensive list of the key business ratios please contact your local Dun & Bradstreet office.

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Current Ratio

Quick Ratio

Debt to Equity

Sales to Inventory

DSO

Profit Margin %

Agriculture

1.31

0.39

1.33

2.52

19.00

2.58

Mining

1.19

0.77

0.48

0.00

52.00

0.00

Construction

1.44

0.98

1.31

4.74

43.00

1.74

             
Manufacturing            
Leather/Textile/App

1.50

0.62

1.48

6.05

34.00

1.64

Chem. Petrol. Metal

1.54

0.75

1.33

6.94

48.00

2.23

Wood Related Prod

1.43

0.62

1.41

6.46

33.00

2.16

Mach-trans equipment

1.54

0.74

1.34

5.89

51.00

2.38

             
Trans-Communic

1.03

0.70

1.64

0.00

34.00

1.84

             
Wholesale            
Non-Durable

1.53

0.66

1.70

4.63

39.00

1.40

Durable

1.42

0.69

1.60

7.36

31.00

1.11

             
Retail            
Hardware

1.68

0.43

1.30

4.20

22.00

1.11

Gen. Merchandise

2.14

0.15

0.59

3.81

4.00

0.16

Automobiles

1.23

0.19

2.61

4.75

9.00

0.84

Apparel

1.90

0.14

0.91

2.96

2.00

1.35

Furniture

1.61

0.38

1.33

4.03

16.00

0.92

Restaurants

0.73

0.18

1.24

35.65

1.00

0.43

             
Financial Services

1.18

0.34

0.72

0.00

1.00

1.29

Business Services

1.36

0.84

1.11

0.00

42.00

1.75

Service Industry

1.29

0.68

0.75

3.04

15.00

0.77

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