In last week’s post we covered micro-industry research in terms of locating industry codes and creating lists of companies in a specific industry. This post takes industry research one step further by highlighting our newest database for industry ratios and statistics. FINTEL is a database of industry metrics for more than 2,500 industries as classified by NAICS (North American Industry Code System).
For example, a search for Aircraft Manufacturing (NAICS code 336411) will display an Industry Profile giving the industry size (112 companies), industry return on investment, and the loan failure rate. In addition, the profile includes very current industry news stories, some only hours old.
Report options include 1-year and 4-year reports subdivided by size of company (small, medium, large) with the ability to further segment the data by region (state or county), net sales, total assets, employee size, ownership type, and age of firm. The reports include income statements, balance sheets and financial ratios. Reports can be exported as a spreadsheet or PDF. Here is a portion of the financial ratio report for the U.S. Aircraft Manufacturing Industry.
This is only one of the databases available for this type of research. For additional sources for industry ratios, see our FAQ.