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FIN/370 Industry Averages and Financial Ratios Paper

FIN/370 Industry Averages and Financial Ratios Paper is available for $10 only!



Find a publicly-traded company using a financial information website. Some example companies include the following: 

  • Safeway Inc.
  • The Boeing Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Intel Corporation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation

Watch the Industry Averages and Financial Ratios video and use the industry classification from the financial services website to locate the company's SIC code on the U.S. Department of Labor's website.


Find the industry ratios for the company using the Dun & Bradstreet® Key Business Ratios link in the University Library.


Here are the steps to access this resource:

  • Login to your student portal, do not click on the class
  • Select the library tab
  • Select University Library
  • Under the title Library Resources, select Company Directories & Financials
  • The second resource down is D&B Key Business Ratios
  • If your company's SIC code does not appear in the dropdown menu, choose another company. 

Assume the inventory ratio is based on a traditional inventory system, but globalized markets and the supply chain make it critical to adopt lean principles to create a more efficient system.


Calculate the 14 ratios (show your calculations) for the company using the two most recent annual financial statements found on the financial information website you used earlier. Be careful not to use quarterly information, and include ratios for both years.


Note. You can access a downloadable Ratio Guide PDF by clicking the Help Guide link in the upper-right of the Dun & Bradstreet® Key Business Ratios window.


Compare the ratios for the company you selected with the appropriate industry ratios including profitability, solvency, and efficiency ratios shown on the Dun & Bradstreet® report.


Write a 700-word response about how the company you selected performed compared with the industry (ratio calculations are not included in the word count).

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