The Retail Owners Institute encourages retailers to monitor the trends of these six key financial indicators
of your store's performance. Watching these key ratios can provide important early warnings of needed changes.
- Inventory Turnover
- Gross Margin Percent
- Pre-Tax Profit Percent
- Debt-to-Worth Ratio
- Current Ratio
- Return on Assets Percent
Then, take advantage
of The ROI's presentation of five year trends for 6 key ratios
for 55 separate retail segments. Compare your store's performance to others
in your particular retail niche. This can provide valuable perspective - and even peace of mind! - for retail owners.
Need a refresher on
these key ratios, and how and why to best use them? See The ROI's Retail Benchmarks Resource Center
- The segments featured at The ROI reflect the definitions and designations of the North American Industrial Classification System.
- Retailers may need to examine the benchmark numbers in more than one segment to get perspective on their own store's performance, particularly if their store does not exactly fit the NAICS category.