Relation of “Peer Group” to a Company’s Industry Classification
A company's industry classification is the beginning of constructing a peer group, since all companies that work in a particular area are listed together. Analysts then research into the company's business to see if all members of the peer group are in fact similar in nature and comparable. Necessary omissions or additions are then made.
Analysts develop a peer group in the following way:
Use a classification system that is available; identify the company that is being evaluated.
Research annual reports and other available financial data regarding nature of business, size etc.
Collect information regarding competitors from annual reports or trade journals and research them as well.
Ensure all companies in the peer group derive their revenue from the same source as the subject company.
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- Introduction - Industry and Company Analysis
- Approaches to Classifying Companies
- Classification of Industries
- Factors Affecting the Sensitivity of a Company to Business Cycle
- Relation of “Peer Group” to a Company’s Industry Classification
- Elements of Industry Analysis
- Principles of Strategic Analysis
- Effects of Various Factors on Pricing Power and Return on Capital
- Industry Life Cycle
- Impact of External Factors on Industry Growth, Risk and Profitability
- Company Analysis