Financial ratios show the mathematical relationship between two numbers related to a company's performance. Once a ratio has been calculated according to the relevant formula, the ratio can be used to help determine how well a particular company is doing in comparison to its competitors and/or in comparison to its own past performance.
Here's how to find company ratios in various UMGC Library databases:
Click on the links above to learn how to find company financial ratios in each of the sources listed.
Login to Gale Business: Insights.
Click on the Browse All Companies button, enter a company's name in the search box, and then click on the company's name on the search results page.
Scroll down on the company profile page and you'll see a "Financial performance" section that includes a "Ratios" section. Click on the All Ratios link to see all available financial ratios.
Login to Hoovers.
Enter a company's name in the "Search for a company" box at the top of the database's home page.
On the left-hand side of the company information page, see the Annual Ratios and/or Ratio Comparisons links in the "Financials" section for available ratios. Note that the Ratio Comparisons link will show financial ratios for the company that you searched for, as well as for the industry and sector that the company is a part of.
Login to Nexis Uni.
Click on the Menu link in the upper left-hand corner of the database's home page and then on the Company Dossier link from the resulting sub-menu.
Enter a company's name in the "Company name" search box on the resulting page.
On the company overview page, click on the Financial Overview link on the left-hand side of the page and then click on the Ratio Analysis link.
Login to Statista.
Click on the Company DB link in the blue menu bar toward the top of the database's home page.
Enter a company's name in the "Search by company name" box.
Click on a company's name from among the list of matching companies, using filters as needed to narrow the list of matching companies.
The company information page presents basic company financial ratios, including metrics related to liquidity and leverage.
The UMGC Library contains many resources that can be used to find more information about what financial ratios are, how they're calculated, what they can be used for, etc. A sampling of these resources is given below: