Targeted Competitive Intelligence on Corporate Financial Results

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - April 25, 2016 - PRLog -- Schonfeld and Associates, Inc. has just released the 2016 edition of its Industry Spotlight series. This report series is a unique reference with information from over 95 thousand corporate tax returns. Based on actual corporate tax records of the Internal Revenue Service, it is a comprehensive and authoritative source of corporate financial information. As a reliable information source, the reports can be used in many ways, from gathering competitive intelligence to performing self-audits.

Each report in the series, customized for any one of over 250 industries, will help answer questions such as: In relation to receipts, how does compensation compare to others in the industry?  Are profit margins in line with similar sized businesses? Is the average age of accounts receivables normal for the industry? If your interest is specifically in sub-S corporations, there is also the companion series Industry Spotlight on Sub-S Corporations, covering sub-S corporations in 20 major industry sectors.

Industry Spotlight contains selected items from the income statement and balance sheet data of corporate tax returns. Balance sheet items include: total assets, cash, accounts receivable, inventory and accounts payable. Income statement values include: receipts, cost of goods sold, salaries and wages, employee benefit expense, officer compensation, bad debts, rent expense, interest expense as well as net income.

Industry Spotlight provides clear benchmarks of financial performance such as: inventory to sales turnover, inventory to costs turnover, gross margin, net margin, days accounts receivable outstanding, days payable, days working capital, days inventory, effective tax rate and tax credit use. Also included is a Z-Score corporate creditworthiness value. The value of each ratio for the most recent past year is presented to give an indication how much the value has increased or decreased over the most recent past tax year. Definitions and guides to calculating and interpreting the ratios are given.

In each report, information is shown for all firms within the industry as well as for the companies broken down into eleven size classes based on total assets. Within each size class, a complete set of information is shown for both profitable companies and companies with losses. Two pages are presented for each of the different size classes so that you can see the information for the typical profitable firm as well as that for the firm with a loss, highlighting the differences between the two.

The Industry Spotlight series of reports is published by Schonfeld & Associates based on the most current corporate tax return information available from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. It is a unique, useful reference that belongs within the reference library of every financial manager. Each industry report in PDF format is available for $35 directly from Schonfeld & Associates, Inc., 1931 Lynn Circle, Libertyville, IL 60048.  Call for more information or to place an order at 800-205-0030.Visit the Corporate Financial Ratios area of expertise on the web site at where a secure order can be placed for immediate download.

Carol J Greenhut
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