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Sample Industry Ratios

 

Financial Ratios    

 Bakery

 Accountancy

Restaurant 

Car Dealership 

Tool Distributor 

Turnover Growth

 101.89

 113.33

 103.13

 100.41

 116.85

Operating Profit Growth

 105.21

 93.78

 104.94

 97.52

 139.21

Gross Profit Margin

 32.83

 68.31

 32.89

 12.60

 31.66

Operating Profit Margin

 5.44

 17.94

 11.73

 2.17

 8.38

PBIT Margin

 5.63

 22.08

 12.46

 2.39

 8.47

Pre Tax Margin

 5.07

 19.01

 11.77

 1.79

 8.28

ROTA 

 11

 43.67

 14.17

 6.24

 9.97

ROCE

 16.87

 84.19

 21.14

 12.55

 13.81

ROE

 15.22

 116.41

 20.88

 10.16

 9.59

Current Ratio

 1.33

 1.48

 .98

 1.22

 2.67

Quick Ratio

 1.1

 1.48

 .9

 .55

 1.76

Debt Ratio

 0.56

 .89

 .47

 .52

 .30

Debtor Days

 34.76

 73.69

 8.51

 9.48

 57.92

Creditor Days

 41.37

 13.65

 24.98

 36.39

 62.40

Stock Turnover 

 23.49

152.67 

 45.41

 7.43

 4.51

 Source: Industry Watch, Merlin Scott Associates Ltd

Note that these figures are based on best practice figures for companies of any size, which have been consistently profitable in the previous 4 years of trading and have a secure credit lines.

You will also note that these figures can vary significantly from sector to sector. Best practice figures for your business are best arrived at in consultation with your accountant.

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