Business ratios update

Last June, I talked about different places to get business ratios. The new Factiva database also contains business ratios. To find ratios, go to Factiva, and click on the Companies/Markets link at the top of the screen. Then, click on Company once again. Type in your company name. When your company comes up, the side of the screen will list various links. Click on either the Financial Results or the Reports link to get your ratios. From the Reports link, you can get a Ratio Comparison Report, which compares key financial ratios of this company against its industry, sector, and the S&P 500 Index aggregates.