This database is the "gold standard" for industry information, 1) providing you are looking into a thriving industry (think apparel and footwear not shoe laces) and 2) providing that companies of interest are traded on the stock market. Each industry report covers the structure of the industry, economic conditions, consumer behavior and other factors that have a big impact on that market sector (e.g. innovation), and each carries standard balance sheet data for industry leaders. Each report also tells how to use such data to identify companies in that industry that are doing well (e.g. what's a healthy amount of debt to carry).
Research Insight: This c.d.rom-formatted database has comprehensive current (latest reported) and historical data for both active and defunct companies. Use the Company Highlights module to see company ratios for a number of years. Search Strategy:
Lexis Nexis Academic provides access to Financial Information including ratios, balance sheets, income statements and more from its company snapshots .
Enter company name or ticker symbol into the Get Company Info search box and you will see a company snapshot with basic information.
Click on the left sidebar link to Custom Report. On the next screen put a checkmark in the box beside the header Financials. Overview. (You can uncheck details like names of company officers if all you want is financial data.) Submit the request. You'll see a detailed company report. Scroll down to see financial ratios and operating ratios, and earnings (investment) ratios.