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Reminders

The segments featured at The ROI reflect the definitions and designations of the North American Industrial Classification System.

The ROI has selected 6 Key Ratios for retailers to monitor:

Pre-Tax Profit % • Gross Margin % • Inventory Turnover • Debt-to-Worth Ratio • Current Ratio • GMROI (Gross Margin Return on Inventory Investment)

And, The ROI has selected 6 Key Ratios for restaurant & food service operators to monitor:

Pre-Tax Profit % • Gross Margin % • Inventory Turnover • Debt-to-Worth Ratio • Current Ratio • Operating Expenses % of Sales

The ROI presents 5-Year Trend Charts of only the median value reported for each of these key ratios.

You may need to examine the benchmark numbers in more than one segment to get perspective on your own performance, particularly if your operation does not exactly fit the NAICS category.

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