Turn Financial Data & Metrics into valuable insights

Looking to make data-driven decisions? Consider leveraging financial data and metrics.

Turn Financial Data & Metrics into valuable insights

What financial data can do for your business

If you're running a business, you already know that important decisions can't be made based on gut feelings alone. These days, data is key. And when it comes to tracking market trends, performing detailed analyses, and making informed investment decisions, financial data is the type of data you need.

So what is financial data? It's any quantitative information related to the financial performance of your business. Think revenue, expenses, profits, assets, liabilities, and cash flows. By collecting and analyzing financial data, you can gain valuable insights into your own operations, as well as the financial health of your competitors and suppliers.

But financial data can do more than that. It can help you adapt faster to changes in the market compared to your competition. With financial data, you'll have access to real-time monitoring, predictive analytics, resource allocation, and benchmarking. All of this adds up to greater agility for your business.

In short, financial data is an essential tool for making informed decisions, staying competitive, and adapting to changes in the market. If you're not already using it, it's time to start together.

Managing the financial data

If you want to rely on financial data more, you'll quickly realize that having proper financial data management practices in place can be your greatest ally. Collecting, storing, organizing, and analyzing financial data can be time-consuming, which is where an intelligence platform like A-INSIGHTS can be helpful.

By using a platform like A-INSIGHTS, you can leave the task of making sense of your clients’, suppliers’, or competition's financial data to us. This means you won't have to spend two days of your week doing all the redundant work by yourself.

Effective financial data management can help your business identify areas for improvement, leading to increased economic performance and profitability. So, by investing in financial data management, you can gain valuable insights into your business's financial health and make informed decisions to drive growth and success.

Benchmarking dashboard

Financial data at your fingertips

Spending hours wondering where to find financial data should be a thing of the past. That’s why we help you save time by collecting, analyzing, and presenting all the data you need in just one place. Do you want to integrate the financial data into your own system? Fully automate market intelligence workflows by connecting to our API.

We believe that companies’ annual reports can offer reliable and valuable insights. Gain easy access to those annual statements, even for companies filing in registers that are difficult to reach.

Gain access to private companies’ financial data
Private companies in some countries, such as the US, are not legally required to disclose financial data in the same way as publicly traded companies. This can make accessing this information a conundrum. When the data is available, it can however be a challenging task to understand where to find it. At A-INSIGHTS, we compile and assess private companies’ financial data for you from diverse sources:
Company financial statements
By being aware of these challenges and implementing strategies to overcome them, businesses can conduct effective market monitoring and gain valuable insights to inform their business decisions.
Industry reports
Also known as market research reports. They often provide financial insights from privately-owned firms and insights into market trends and competitors’ activities.
Online databases
By specializing in amassing private companies’ financial data, they offer a glimpse into non-publicly traded companies’ economic results, ownership, and industry trends.
Clean and actionable data can be the key to gaining an advantage in a competitive industry. Learn how A-INSIGHTS collects and cleanses data to help you succeed.
Automate financial data retrieval with an API
Getting financial data is good, but it's even better if you can link it to your company's dashboard using an Application Programming Interface (API).

With an API connection to our financial database, you can easily manage your financial data by keeping all of it in one place. This makes it simple to connect different systems and software and gives you important information to help your business stay ahead of the competition.

Optimizing your financial analysis process

Looking for the most effective way to process and analyze your clients’, suppliers’, or competition's financial data? Follow these three simple steps.

By following these steps, you can set up a system that you can easily update and load new data into, ensuring that you always have the latest insights to inform your business decisions.

Enhance your financial data presentation

Style is as important as substance. That’s why we advise you to present your data clearly, concisely, and accurately, so you can focus on sharing the story beyond the figures. By doing so, you ensure stakeholders will easily retrieve key findings to make business decisions backed by solid data, instead of intuition. At A-INSIGHTS, not only do we offer different presentation styles for formal presentations, but we also provide options for sharing data internally in a clear and visually appealing way:

Tabular format
It displays financial data in a structured and organized manner in a table or spreadsheet. While it makes it easily accessible and interactive, it can be challenging to draw insights from it due to a lack of context.
Graphs and charts
They provide actionable insights through data visualization, such as graphs, line graphs, and scatter plots, as they emphasize trends, patterns, and relationships in the data.
They combine the benefits of the tabular format and graphs and charts as they help users access real-time financial data.
They compile financial data into in-depth analyses that go beyond the numbers. They are appreciated for their thorough qualitative and quantitative breakdowns.

The crucial role of financial metrics

Keeping track of a company's financial performance is like checking its pulse – and financial metrics are the vital signs you need to monitor. By providing insights into a company’s health, efficiency, profitability, and risk, financial metrics can help determine your business’ strategic trajectory when combined with other indicators, like industry trends and economical climate.

Companies performance comparison

Every financial metric you need in one place

Our comprehensive range of financial metrics ensures you stay ahead of the game with clear and thorough insights.

Net sales and other operating income
Provide insights into the sources of income beyond the primary operations of the business, which can impact its financial performance and stability.
Net sales per FTE
Measures the company’s efficiency and productivity
Geographical net sales split
Reveals the geographic regions where the company generates the most revenue, which can help identify growth opportunities or potential risks in those markets.
Activity net sales split
Informs about revenue distribution across various business activities
Total staff FTE
Provides insights into the size and structure of its workforce, which can impact its operational efficiency, productivity, and cost management
Get a clear overview of operational profitability through accurate and comparative indicators.
Gross Margin
Helps assess the efficiency of pricing strategies, and can indicate potential cost-saving opportunities
Provides insight into a company's operating profitability by excluding non-operational expenses such as interest and taxes. By looking at a company's EBITDA, you can get an idea of its ability to generate cash flow from its operations and compare it to other companies in the same industry.
Presents a clear picture of a company's operating profitability, independent of its financial structure and tax regime
Total exceptional result
Offers findings into the impact of unusual or infrequent events on a company's financial performance, highlighting potential risks and opportunities. Exceptional items are not included in operational profit because they do not relate to the ongoing operations of the business. Instead, they are outside of the company's normal activities and are typically excluded from measures of the company's financial performance that focus on its core operations.
Profit before taxes
Refers to a company's earnings before any taxes are deducted. This metric can provide insight into a company's profitability and operating efficiency without the influence of tax structure. It is a useful measure to compare the financial performance of companies in different tax jurisdictions or to evaluate changes in tax policies over time.
Result from participation
Refers to the profits or losses that a company generates from its investments in other companies, which are accounted for using the equity method. It is important to look at this figure because it can have a significant impact on the overall financial performance of the company, and provides insights into the success of its investment strategy.
Profit after taxes
Gives the sole representation of a company’s bottom lineResult from participation
Cost ratios
Determine where the money flows and maximize profits by comparing costs across various metrics.
Costs of Goods Sold / Cost of Sales
Provide insight into how efficiently the company is producing and selling its products or services. It measures the direct costs of producing and delivering those products or services and is an important factor in determining a company's gross profit margin. High costs of goods sold can indicate inefficient production or high input costs, while low costs of goods sold may indicate effective cost management or economies of scale.
Total Staff Costs
Provides insights into a company's management of its human resources and its ability to control costs. It can also be used to compare the company's labor costs to its competitors and to identify potential areas for cost savings or increased efficiency.
Staff costs per FTE
Provides insight into the efficiency of the company's labor utilization. By dividing the total staff costs by the number of FTEs, you can determine the average cost of each employee and compare it to industry benchmarks or previous periods to assess the company's performance in managing labor costs.
Other Operating Expenses
Helps companies identify areas where a company may be overspending or could potentially reduce costs
Expose how much of a company's assets have been used up over time and how much of their value has been lost due to wear and tear or obsolescence
Financial result
Sheds light on the impact of a company’s financial activities and its overall financial performanceHelps companies identify areas where a company may be overspending or could potentially reduce costs
R&D Costs (if applicable)
Provide insight into the potential for future product or service offerings
Take action by examining returns to understand how much money certain assets or equity in the company are yielding. Ensure benchmark returns over multiple years to account for any fluctuations caused by low investment levels in the previous year.
Return on assets
Measures a company's efficiency in generating profits from its assets. It is calculated by dividing the company's net income by its total assets. A higher ROA indicates that the company is using its assets effectively to generate profits, while a lower ROA suggests that the company is not using its assets efficiently.
Return on equity
Measures a company's profitability by showing how much profit it generates for each dollar or euro of shareholders' equity. This ratio can give investors an idea of how efficiently a company is using its shareholders' investments to generate profits.Reveals the geographic regions where the company generates the most revenue, which can help identify growth opportunities or potential risks in those markets.
Unlock key investment metrics to significantly impact your company’s revenue, profitability, and long-term growth potential.
Net Capex
Identifies whether a company is making strategic investments to improve its operations and competitive position
Net Capex / Depreciations
Help evaluate the company's capital allocation strategy and its potential for future growth
(In)Tangible Fixed Assets by Asset classes book value
Allow you to evaluate the company's capital allocation strategy and its potential for future growth
Financial Health
Understand companies’ investment power and stability to empower your decision-making with data
Quick Ratio
Uncovers a company’s ability to pay off current liabilities with their current assets without relying on inventory
Current Ratio
Provides insights insight into a company’s liquidity and financial stability in the short term
Determines a company’s ability to meet its long-term obligations and avoid bankruptcy
Net debt
Aanalyzing a competitor's net debt can provide useful benchmarking and insights into its financial position
Net Debt / EBITDA
Compare this ratio with that of competitors to assess the relative financial health of a company and make more informed investment decisions
Interest Coverage Ratio
Indicates a company's ability to pay off its interest expenses with its earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)
Working Capital
Look into a company's working capital to understand its liquidity and ability to pay off short-term debts.
Cash Conversion Cycle (DSO, DIO, DPO)
Analyze these three components to gain a better understanding of how efficiently a company is managing its working capital and generating cash flow
Balance sheet
Get a snapshot of a company’s financial health at a specific point in time by uncovering its financial position.
Total assets
Give you an idea of the scale and resources of the company, and help you understand their potential for growth or ability to withstand economic challenges.
Represents the residual value of a company's assets after all its liabilities have been paid off, and it can provide insights into the financial health and overall value of a company.
Total Liabilities
Help you gain insights into the company's financial health and its ability to meet its debt obligations.
Current Assets and Liabilities, by category
Used to assess a company's liquidity and solvencyProvides insights into the size and structure of its workforce, which can impact its operational efficiency, productivity, and cost management.
Cash flows
Deep dive into a company’s ability to generate and manage cash, and see how it influences its ongoing operations, growth, and financial health.
Operational cash flow
Identify areas where you may need to improve your financial performance or make strategic business decisions to stay competitive by comparing with your competition’s operational cash flow.
Free cash flow
Examining a competitor's free cash flow can provide valuable insights into their financial health, investment opportunities, and potential for future growth.

Get all your financial insights with A-INSIGHTS

Are you afraid of missing out on crucial financial data and metrics that could give your business a competitive edge? At A-INSIGHTS, we provide you with all the relevant financial data and metrics in one place so you can take your insights one step further. With more than 35 financial metrics and data from reliable sources at your disposal, we ensure you get deeper and broader insights into your total competitor landscape. Leave the financial data to us, so you can focus on growing your business.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is financial data?

Financial data includes business and economic indicators such as stock prices, sales and revenue figures, or consumer price index (CPI). It is widely used by analysts and investors to assess a company’s performance, evaluate market trends, and make informed investment decisions.

What is financial data management?

Financial data management is the process of collecting, organizing, and analyzing financial information to make informed business decisions. Done effectively, financial data management helps companies make informed decisions about their finances and measure their performance over time.

Where can I find financial data?

Private companies’ financial data can be found in company financial statements, industry reports, or online databases. Enlisting the help of specialized tools can ensure the finding of reliable and up-to-date financial data.

What are financial metrics?

Financial metrics are quantifiable measurements used to evaluate an organization's financial performance and position. Used effectively, financial metrics can help companies identify financial performance and spot areas of improvement.

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