The horizontal bar graph shows how much cash is kept on hand as a percentage of sales for 10 business sectors.
The graph was generated using data at Aswath Damodaran’s website. Go to this website by clicking here. At the website, click the “Corporate Finance” button, then go down the page to the Valuation section and click “Working Capital by Sector” next to Data Sets.
The data on the graph and at Damodaran’s website can be used by companies to compare their cash on hand as a percentage of sales to the average in their business sector.