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Financial Ratios

Ratios for Individual Companies

You can lookup financial ratios for individual companies in many of our company financial databases such as D&B Hoovers and Capital IQ. Locate the company's profile and find the tab that includes the ratios.

If those databases don't include the ratio you're looking for, you can calculate it yourself using the underlying financial information. The Corporate Finance Institute has some guidance.

Ratios for Many Companies

If you want to pull the ratios for many companies at one time, your best options are Financial Ratios Suite by WRDS and Datastream. You can contact us for more assistance or recommendations.

Screening for Companies with Certain Ratios

If you want to create a list of companies that have a specific ratio (e.g. they have above a certain debt-to-equity ratio) you can do that in many sources. Some options include Capital IQ, FactSet, or Bloomberg.

Print Sources (Historical Ratios)

Almanac of business and industrial financial ratios

Industry norms and key business ratios

Answered By: Nora Richardson
Last Updated: May 19, 2021

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