If you need to compare a company’s financial performance against a group of other companies then Fame is an easy database to start with. Fame contains the financial accounts of more than 8.5 million public and private companies in the UK and Ireland.

Within Fame, the Peer Analysis function allows you to compare your own customised group of companies against each other.

To get started you first need to select the companies you wish to compare. Click on ‘Company Name’ in the middle of the main search screen and search for the companies you would like to compare.

You can add companies to your selection by clicking on the tick box next to your chosen company. When you are happy with your selections, click on the ‘OK’ button.

You will be taken back to the main search screen. From the left–hand menu, click on Tools and then Peer Analysis.

From here you can launch a pre-defined analysis, for example a ‘Key financials’ peer analysis. You can also set up a new analysis which allows you to specify the financial variables and years you would like to compare. To export, click on the Excel icon at the top right of the screen.

You can access Fame from the Electronic Business Resources page.

If you have any questions about Fame or any of our other financial services please contact us.

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