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What's the difference between the financial reports offered by BizMiner?
What are the sources used in developing BizMiner reports?
What time period is covered in the reports?
Do the reports include information from public companies as well as private ones?
How are the reports delivered and what format are they in?
Does BizMiner have industry reports for other countries outside of the US?
Do you offer volume discounts or subscriptions?
What is your refund policy?
Why is there a listing for an industry but no financials even though there are hundreds of establishments in the database?
Why can’t I find my wholesale classification in NAIC 425xxx?
Why did the Industry Financial CSV format change and how can I access the legacy format?

What's the difference between the financial reports?

We offer two targeted financial reporting options to best meet your needs:

-Our Industry Financial 2.0 Report has the most detailed financials and is best for valuations and in-depth accounting reviews. In November 2018 the Industry Financial and Bizbenchmarker series were consolidated to produce this more robust, easy-to-read and client-friendly series.

-Our Micro Firm Profit-Loss Report is targeted to sole proprietorships and startups providing comprehensive financial information in an IRS SP format.

What are the sources used in developing BizMiner reports?

Raw data analyzed for BizMiner reports is sourced from an array of the nation's government and private statistical sources. None of these raw data sources creates the final measures reflected in BizMiner industry profiles. In total, BizMiner accesses over a billion sourced data points from eighteen million business operations. Historical data and BizMiner algorithms are used to inform and test projections for non-reporting firms.

More information on this topic can be found in the Resources section of the website: Technical Briefs - Our Data.

What time period is covered in the reports?

By the end of June, financial reports include content through the end of the previous calendar year; market reports usually cover the previous year a few months earlier, near the end of March. Industry Financial Profiles are available in three or five year versions with archived reports available for up to 10 years depending on the indutry. Micro Firm Profit-Loss Reports are available in three or five year versions and Industry Market Reports include three years of content with an update month which normally lags real-time by only 3-4 months.

View the free sample profiles to see specific dates covered in all of our report series. A report you purchase for your industry or area will include exactly the same measures, format, and years covered as the sample.

Do the reports include information from public companies as well as private ones?

Yes, data from public and private firms are co-mingled in the reports.

How are the reports delivered and what format are they in?

How are the reports delivered and what format are they in?

Most of our reports are available in HTML, PDF, and CSV formats. Immediately after purchasing an online report, you are taken to your secure account page that’s automatically created on our site. Your account page displays icons for download options.

Use the HTML option to quickly view and print the report. The PDF option allows you to save the formatted report on your hard drive. (The PDF version takes about a minute to load.) The CSV option exports the raw data into a spreadsheet format such as excel.

Our Industry Financial, Micro-Firm Profit & Loss, BizBenchmarker and Industry Market series also include a free custom benchmarking feature. From your account page, you can click on the “Inputs” link to display a blank template that allows to you to input individual company information.

Balance sheet, income statement and ratios will be auto‐calculated and displayed side-by-side against your industry peer group when you regenerate the report in any of the three formats.

Does BizMiner have industry reports for other countries outside of the US?

Our databases cover only US firms and US operations of non-US firms. However, we have a large number of Canadian and other non-USA customers who use our databases as the "best available" statistics for detailed industry trend analysis and benchmarks for non-US industrialized countries.

Do you offer volume discounts or subscriptions?

BizMiner offers several subscription options. If you use more than six reports per year, a subscription is your best deal! Follow the link for more information about our commercial subscriptions.

What is your refund policy?

We do not extend refunds or credits for purchases, including subscriptions. If you have questions about the content of any report series, we urge you to review the free samples provided throughout the selection process or on our products page. The samples display the precise measures that are included in every report in that specific series. You can also contact us by phone or email before making a purchase.

Why is there a listing for an industry but no financials even though there are hundreds of establishments in the database?

We report on 10,000 industry classifications. “Only” about 5000 of these have financial reports, more than 5x more than any other analytics firm. But why not all 10,000?

  • Some are excluded because there are not enough firms (not establishments) from which we need data for financial reporting
  • Some are excluded because we have data, but there are clear problems with it and so we do not report it
  • Most are excluded because there may be enough firms, but we cannot get enough financial data to create consistent reports

  • Why can’t I find my wholesale product in a NAICS 425xxx classification?

    NAICS 425xxx is a very broad classification that does not break out many specific wholesale products. More importantly, most people who search on this hierarchy are looking in the wrong place. The 425xxx classification is are for brokers who never take possession of any product, just like real estate broker do not take possession of houses that they sell.

    425xxx operations make up about 1% of all wholesale operations. The other 99% are in hard product whole distribution (423xxx and 424xxx). These hierarchies have dozens and dozens of product-specific classifications.

    Why did the Industry Financial CSV format change and how can I access the legacy format?

    We changed the format of the Industry Financial series CSV file in early November, 2018. The new format accounts for content additions that resulted from the consolidation of the Industry Financial and Bizbenchmarker series into the Industry Financial 2.0 series. The legacy CSV IF file is still available and will be until at least May, 2019. The legacy file is accessible from the report storage (My Reports) page for any new Industry Financial 2.0 report. It can be activated by clicking the gray Legacy CSV icon below the HTML, PDF and current CSV access icons.