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Business Plans: Financial Ratios

This guide is designed to assist students in finding resources to write a business plan. Its primary focus is on industry conditions, target market demographics, and financial comparables.

Resources in Bobst Library

Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios.  (1989 to Current) Dun and Bradstreet.

Call number: HF5681.R25 I53

General data gathered from over one million financial statements of U.S. corporations.

Almanac of Business & Industrial Financial Ratios. (1997 to Current)

Latest edition kept at 1st Floor Reference, previous editions in stacks. Call number: HF5681.R25 T68

The data is compiled from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Industry breadowns are less detailed than those in the RMA or D&B ratio books.

RMA annual statement studies (1988 to Current)

Latest edition kept at 1st Floor Reference, previous editions in stacks. Call number:  HF5681.B2 R6

Key Financial Ratios