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Immediate access and unique insights into industry financial profiles & trends, based on the largest and most reliable database of privately-held firms.
  • Get reliable benchmarking data for almost every industry!
  • Specify Region, Company Size & Age to assure the most relevant companies are used in your analysis!
  • Receive a comprehensive set of commonly used financial indicators and ratios!
  • Choose a 1-Year report comparing different firm sizes or a 4-Year report for trend analysis with Cash Flow!
  • Get highly professional reports or export industry data!
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Provides financial information drawn from a database of over a million of mostly privately-held firms in over 2,500 industry groups
Enables specification of region and other criteria such as company size to obtain the most relevant benchmarks and peer/competitor comparisons
Displays common-sized income statement and balance sheet data, with their trends over 4 years
Presents 16 commonly-used and insightful financial ratios for each industry

Generates benchmarks for small, medium-sized and larger companies (specific to each industry) to allow for easy size-based comparison


Graphically presents the data and trends and allows customizing charts to plot up to five variables

"It's really hard to find benchmarks from privately-held companies but FINTEL made it much easier."
Carl Doorfed (Financial Analyst)
"With FINTEL, I get industry information that I was not able to find anywhere else."
Peter Felberg (Investment Manager)
"We always need comparables for our projects and thus far had to use public companies' information. Now we are using FINTEL in addition and our analysis has just so much more substance."
Angelina Finster (Partner)
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Paul L. Cole (President, JumpStart Business Development)
"FINTEL's unique dataset is the missing link in benchmarking."
Brad Bewford (Financial Analyst)
"I have looked at many long and expensive industry reports that at the end did not give me what I needed. Using FINTEL is the opposite; it's less expensive, concise and gives me exactly the numbers that I have missed in other reports."
Jennifer Trust (Financial Analyst)
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Shawn Kinkade (President, Aspire Business Development)
"When working on a new investment project, I need industry research and for the financial part of it I always get a FINTEL report. Have not found anything better yet."
Ming Tse (Investment Manager)
"I was looking for reliable financial data from various industries. With FINTEL, I got exactly what I needed."
Melissa Miller (Senior Analyst)
"When meeting a potential new client, I always prepare myself with a FINTEL report. The prospects are usually amazed by my understanding of their industry, something they usually do not find in other consultants."
Thomas Kitkowski (CPA)
What is the source of your data and how is it different from other datasets?
FINTEL’s dataset is garnered from various reputable sources, including credit reporting bureaus, financial and government institutions. It is comprised of over one million of financial statements in a given year of mostly privately-held companies. Developed while working with large datasets of financial information at the University of Wisconsin, FINTEL has refined unique and powerful data management approaches that include a meticulous data cleaning procedure to ensure that the data meets necessary statistical research assumptions such as normality of distribution and temporal stability, all resulting in the largest and most accurate database of its kind.
How old is the data being used?
The data within our 1-Year reports is aggregated based on the financial statements collected over the past year. Our 4-Year reports reflect the most recent,full year-end financial data and the prior three years, each year represented individually in their respective columns rather than aggregated across years. If you are looking for older data, please contact us at
Can I obtain data from prior years?
Yes, industry data is available for past years. Please contact us with specific interests.
Can I obtain benchmarking data for more detailed accounts of financial statements?
We believe that we offer a comprehensive set of financial statement accounts that is relevant to all of the industries covered in our products, while making this set more detailed may potentially reduce its reliability and relevance. However, users of the Enterprise edition of Business Analyzer have an option of having the set of benchmarking accounts customized to make it more specific to their industry group(s). To learn more of this option, please contact us.
Can I obtain information for a specific company or companies in the sample?
No, this type of data is not available in accordance with the proprietary nature of the data set.
What is meant by "Median Company Statements" shown in the second tab of FIM reports?
"Median Company" referres to a fictional company that in all of the presented characteristics would display median performance in relation to its industry.
How are the industry size segments (small, medium-sized and large) determined?
We break industry groups down into industry specific size segments, rather than applying fixed thresholds across all industries. The companies found within the upper 25% of an industry, based on sales, are considered large, those within the lower 25% are small and the rest are assumed to be medium-size.
What happens if a particular industry group has a very small number of companies?
The smallest industry groups for which we present data contain 7 companies. However, this size is potentially less reliable and if you consider this comparison base to be too small, we suggest that you obtain a report for a less specific group within the same major industry group. This may mean switching from a 4-digit SIC code to the corresponding 3-digit SIC code. In fact, this is what we do automatically in our products when presenting large and small industry segments for an industry that contains fewer than 28 companies.
I think that my company belongs to a more specialized group than presented by your most specific industry aggregation level (either 4-digit SIC or 6-digit NAICS). Can I obtain the information pertaining to my group?
While both 4-digit SIC and 6-digit NAICS codes are the most specific groups within their respective industry classification systems, our database allows for more specific segmentation analysis in some cases. If you are interested in us performing such an analysis, please contact us.
How can I learn about the calculation and meaning of the ratios presented in the Fintel Industry Metrics reports?
We offer three ways to obtain this information: 1) by clicking on the name of the ratio of your interest when viewing the ratio tab of the FIM report, 2) by reviewing the help section of the Online Library in the Business Analyzer application (login required) and 3) by reviewing the Glossary section of the support website.
What are the bases for the common size comparison?
Common size comparisons for all income statement accounts are based on net sales; for balance sheet accounts they are based on total assets.

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