The Industry Handbook: Overview
Industry analysis is a type of investment research that begins by focusing on the status of an industry or an industrial sector.Why is this important? Each industry is different, and using one cookiecutter approach to analysis is sure to create problems. Imagine, for example, comparing the P/E ratio of a tech company to that of a utility. Because you are, in effect, comparing apples to oranges, the analysis is next to useless.
In each section we'll take an indepth look at the different valuation techniques and buzz words used in a particular industry, complete a 5forces analysis on the state of the market and point you in the direction of industryspecific resources.
Industry Handbook: Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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