Cross-Sectional Ratio Analysis

Definition:

A method of analysis that compares a firm's ratios with some chosen industry benchmark. The benchmark usually chosen is the average ratio value for all firms in an industry for the time period under study.

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Defined benefit pension plans that are not guaranteed by life insurance products. Related: Insured plans.

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