S&P's Industry Surveys covers 50+ major U.S. industries. Each survey covers: 'how the industry operates;' business/economic cycles; key ratios and statistics; how to analyze a company; and tables listing financial data, including revenues, income, and profitability ratios for leading companies.
First Research provides Industry Profiles, grouped into 11 sectors (for example: Recreation; Retail; Food & Agriculture; Services; and Technology & Communications). Many profiles cover businesses not readily found in other sources, such as Title Insurance Services, or Optometrists. There are also State & Province Profiles, which provide a snapshot of the business climate in individual states and provinces.
IBISWorld provides market intelligence reports for more than 1,000 products and services. The reports are geared help those in charge of procurement of various supplies and services, which in turn may be part of a larger supply chain.
Mergent is primarily used to find company financial information, however it also has industry reports, which cover 24 industries in North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. (To locate: From the opening screen, choose the Report Search tab, then change the default from Equity to Industries.) Sawyer Library has a license for three simultaneous users, therefore please "log out" when you have completed your research.
Produced by Euromonitor, Passport provides detailed international market research, presented as industry, company, country, and consumer reports. Two recent examples are reports on the market for dog food in Colombia, and products and services in the market for eye care in Taiwan. See the guide: Industry Information in Euromonitor's Passport.
Value Line is one of the most trusted tools for investment research. Enter a company name (upper right search box), to view a company report. Note the section on 'peers' and the link to the PDF industry report. Value Line also provides a stock's 'beta' (measure of volatility) in the PDF version. Please log out when done. The print version is at the Reference Desk.
Video Tutorial: Industry Information [Example: Toy & Game Industry]