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In the Industry SIC box enter an SIC code for the industry of interest and click on Go. This will generate an industry profile for the SIC you entered. The industry profile shows the industry average for each benchmark and the US average for all companies in the database.

If you click on one of the Benchmarks you can generate an Industry Ranking Profile for that benchmark.

Clicking on the Search Instructions icon next to a benchmark will open a pop up window with a detailed explanation of the benchmark, guidance in the interpretation of the benchmark, and explain how it was calculated.

If there are less than five companies with the SIC code for the search you conducted, the industry profile rolls up to the next highest level.

If you are not sure of the SIC code for an industry, you can do a search by word or browse the SIC codes. Type in the keyword describing the industry and click Go. This will generate a list of all SIC codes with the keyword in the name.

From this listing, you can click on the SIC code to generate an Industry Profile for that SIC or you can click on List Companies to view a list of companies in the SIC code.

You can also browse the SIC codes using the drop down listing.

You can search for "Company Profiles" by ticker symbol, company name or SIC code.

In the Company box, enter the company name, ticker symbol, or SIC code in the box provided. Then click on Go. This will take you to a page with a list of companies that match the information you entered. Click on the desired company to generate a Company Profile.

A Company Profile shows the company's performance on each benchmark and the industry average for all firms within that SIC code. If there are less than five companies with the SIC code of the company you selected, the industry data rolls up to the next hierarchical level.

If you click on one of the benchmarks you can generate an Industry Ranking Profile for that benchmark.

Clicking on the Search Instructions icon next to a benchmark will open a pop up window with a detailed explanation of the benchmark, guidance in the interpretation of the benchmark, and explain how it was calculated.

You can get an industry ranking for any benchmark. To do that select an industry from the "Industry Types" drop down menu, and then select one of the 37 benchmarks from the drop down menu.

The Industry Ranking Profile shows a list of companies in rank order for the selected benchmark. The companies with the highest values are listed first. While a high value is typically positive, there are some benchmarks where a high value should be negative. For example, it is better for "Days Sales Outstanding" to be low rather than high.

If you click on one of the companies list in the Industry Ranking Profile, you will get a company profile that includes all the benchmarks for that company.

If you are not sure of the SIC code for an industry, you can do a search by word or browse the SIC codes. Type in the keyword describing the industry and click Go. This will generate a list of all SIC codes with the keyword in the name.

From this listing, you can click on the SIC code to generate an Industry Profile for that SIC or you can click on List Companies to view a list of companies in the SIC code.

You can also browse the SIC codes using the drop down listing.

This tool is available when viewing a Company Profile, e.g. from the results of a Company Profile search or from a listing of the top 5 companies in an Industry Profile.

If you want to compare the selected company profile with other companies, click on the link that says to add company to comparison. You can include up to four companies in a comparison profile.

From the Compare Companies screen, you can review the selected companies by clicking show comparison. Use the delete link to remove a company from the Comparison Profile. The number of companies saved is shown on the search box. To generate a comparison profile just click on Compare Companies.



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