Use Bizminer to find industry financial ratios, failure rates of businesses, local industry market research statistics, competitive market analysis, and more by US location (state, city, county, zip, or custom location). A great resource when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry.
BizMiner produces the most granular industry statistical reports in the market. We offer industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Our market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code.”
A great resource to get a broad understanding of large industries within the United States.
Use this as an introduction to industries to become more familiar with what’s happening in your prospective industry.
Note: Many business students have a tendency to overuse IbisWorld in their papers and projects. IbisWorld is a great place to get started, but I can guarantee that students who depend too much on the reports without consulting numerous other sources will not do as well on their projects. You need to consult multiple resources to have a well-rounded view of your industry.
IBISWorld contains in-depth, regularly updated industry reports for over 700 United States NAICS-classified industries. Each report averages 25-30 pages in length, and contains the following information:
Note: Ohio University Libraries only subscribes to the Industry Market Research and Company Research Components. All other components of the database are not included in the library’s subscription.
Contains authoritative analyst reports covering companies, industries, products and markets. Find stock reports and equity reports from Deutche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Global Data, Marketline, Wells Fargo, and many more investment firms.
Because you can find many analyst (stock) reports for the same company from many different firms, Investext is a great tool to use to get information from a variety of sources.
The industry search is pretty clunky, so you may have better results finding industry information by searching for companies within the industry.
Provides access to competitive benchmarking data, featuring 14 key business and financial ratios for public and private companies in 800 lines of business. Contains industry balance sheet and income statement information along with financial ratios organized by SIC codes.
There is not an easy way to search Key Business Ratios. I’ve found the best way to use the interface is to browse by the broad industry drop-down menus. Also note that the KBR industry coverage is not as granular as Bizminer, which has a more narrow focus.
The reports average about 30 pages in length, and cover current environment; environmental, social, and governance (ESG), industry profile, market trends and outlook. Also include is a country profile for some of the major markets within each region.
Passport offers comprehensive coverage of international consumer markets, consumer lifestyles in other countries, economic statistics, demographic forecasting, and industry reports for most major markets and consumer products, and more.