It won’t always make sense to judge companies in an industry subgroup by ratios for the larger industry grouping covered.
When using a specific source to make a company versus industry comparison, you should point out significant differences between the definition of the industry for which ratios are stated and the type of operations and environment characteristic of your company.
IbisWorld covers small industry segments like artificial turf and chocolate stores. It gives financial data for only the 4 or so industry leaders and not the entire industry.
In the Lexis Nexis research database, ratios for any group of publicly traded companies can be compared by searching in the Company Dossier portion of the site. Click here to see a screenshot of the landing page.
Consult a list of top competitors from any company snapshot; and click on the Compare Companies link at the bottom of the company snapshot screen. On the next screen key in ticker symbols for as many of those companies as you want to compare.
NOTE: This will work best with companies who are direct competitors in the industry (i.e. they have the same primary NAICS code that your company has). Comparing two companies with diversified operations may be of limited value. For example, Apple and Motorola are competing for mobile phone business; but each one competes in a good many other product markets as well. So ratios for the whole company do not give a very clear or complete picture of how they fare in the cell phone market.