Firms don't usually advertise their cost structures per se.
To get an idea about how efficiently a company operates, look at its fixed asset turnover, operating margins, and ROIC - and compare its numbers to industry peers.
You are considering an investment opportunity that costs $100,000 and promises to return 10%.
A comparable investment in the financial market returns 15%.
A bank offers to lend you $100,000 at 8% with no conditions.