General Merchandise Stores: average industry financial ratios for U.S. listed companies

Industry: 53 - General Merchandise Stores     Measure of center:

Financial ratio Year
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Solvency Ratios
Debt ratio 0.64 0.65 0.67 0.62 0.60 0.60
Debt-to-equity ratio 2.16 2.16 2.01 1.23 1.27 0.77
Interest coverage ratio 20.45 7.61 14.88 5.88 4.06 4.95
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio 1.25 1.35 1.19 1.50 1.47 1.57
Quick Ratio 0.42 0.48 0.24 0.24 0.22 0.27
Cash Ratio 0.32 0.38 0.19 0.12 0.18 0.11
Profitability Ratios
Profit margin 4.8% 2.5% 3.1% 2.3% 2.1% 2.2%
ROE (Return on equity), after tax 27.9% 15.9% 14% 10.1% 12.9% 9.7%
ROA (Return on assets) 7.7% 5.8% 6.1% 5.5% 6.4% 4.2%
Gross margin 31.6% 30.5% 32.7% 30.6% 31.6% 30.9%
Operating margin (Return on sales) 6.4% 4% 4.1% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
Activity Ratios
Asset turnover (days) 236 269 207 188 182 181
Receivables turnover (days) 3 4 3 3 3 3
Inventory turnover (days) 77 79 86 79 77 76
Price Ratios
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.23 0.08 0.20 0.29 0.23 0.24

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