6 Key Ratios for Retailers • Five-Year Trend Charts • Free Key Ratios Calculator • 55 Retail/Restaurant Segments
Whether you are a retailer, or you work with retailers, The Retail Owners Institute makes it easy for you to get a quick financial health assessment of any retail business.
First, choose any one of the 55 retail segments listed on this page, and click the link. Once on that "Retail Segment" page, see Retail Benchmark Trend Charts, available only from The ROI. These special trend charts are a snapshot view of the financial health and viability of each retail sector.
Here are the 6 Key Retail Ratios The ROI has selected (from the abundance of ratios available) for retailers to regularly monitor and manage:
Men's Clothing Stores
Women's Clothing Stores
Family Clothing Stores
Clothing Accessories Stores
Office Supplies & Stationery Stores
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
Pet & Pet Supplies Stores
Used Merchandise Stores
Floor Covering Stores
Home Furnishings Stores
Audio/Video & Consumer Electronics Stores
Sporting Goods Stores
Hobby, Toy & Game Stores
Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores
Baked Goods Stores
Candy & Nut Stores
Fruit & Vegetable Markets
Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
Gasoline Stations Convenience Stores
Food (Health) Supplement Stores
Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores
Cosmetics, Beauty Supplies & Perfume Stores
Pharmacies & Drug Stores
Optical Goods Stores
Paint & Wallpaper Stores
Lumber & Building Materials Dealers
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores
Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores
Auto Parts & Accessories Stores
New Car Dealers
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
Used Car Dealers
Espresso, Juice, Snack Bars
Drinking Places - Alcoholic Beverages
"How can these benchmark numbers be used?"
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Click each Key Ratio box to view the 5-Year Trend Charts.
For example, see GMROI trends
Take advantage of the "Key Ratios Cheat Sheet"
Since 1999, empowering retailers and store owners to "Turn on your financial headlights!"
Step 1: Enter LY results for five key ratios Step 2: Enter This Year's Targets Step 3: Each month (no later than the 10th of the month!) enter YTD results
(Need more info on these ratios, how to calculate them, and what they mean? See the Retail Finance Basics section here at The ROI. And, view this online webcast from The ROI Co-Founders for more about the Owner's Dashboard. Click here to download and printout your own master copy of the Owner's Dashboard Trend Form)
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