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Retailing: Retail Financials

Resources and Research Tips for the Retail Industry

Finding and Using Financials

Retail financials and norms may be found in a variety of sources, including print directories and online databases.
When you find industry financials, take note of how the information is presented. Look for:

  • The date financials were reported
  • The currency used (in thousands, in millions, in U.S. dollars, etc.)
  • Whether or not the figures are "estimates"
  • The NAICS or SIC code
  • The source for the financials

Retail Industry Financials

Sources that provide financial statements and/or norms for the industry or individual retailers are listed below.


Most public retailers provide financials on their websites.  On the websites, look for links such as "Investor Relations" or "SEC Filings."


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