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ACC341 Intermediate Accounting I: Industry/Company/Demographics

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Company Information Resources

Search for Company Information

  • Under the BROWSE RESEARCH tab, Enter the ticker, company, or industry name and click on the suggested name that populates
  • Click on PDF Reports and select a date to view a detailed report

Search for information on your company:

  •  Click on Company Investigator
  • Under Other Business Reports click on Hoover's Company Profiles
  • Search by company name or ticker symbol
  • Scroll down the page to the find the company overview and history of the company

Search for Company Information

  • Click on Advanced Search and change the drop-down box from Anywhere to Ticker symbol - TKS
  • Enter your company's ticker symbol in the search box and click Search
  • If your company is found, click on the your company's name to open the report.

Search for International Directory of Company Histories

  • In GVRL, enter the name of your company in the search box
  • After you see your list of results, look along the right-hand menu and look for the heading Publication Title
  • Find the title International Directory of Company Histories and click on it then click Apply
  • You should now see results that are only within this publication. You can use the titles of the articles to look for an overview of your company, or you can use the heading Subjects along the right to see if your company is listed there
  • If you find an overview of your company, click on the PDF link to view the article.

Evaluate the Company (company comparisons and ratios included)

Find Ratios

  • Enter your company's name or ticker symbol and select it from the list of suggested companies
  • Click on Key Ratios to get profitability, growth, cash flow, financial health, and efficiency ratios

Find Ratios

  • Enter your company's ticker symbol and choose it from the suggested companies
  • Along the left-hand side menu, click on Financial Overview under the Financial heading

Note:  It appears that only the last year is available.

Compare your company to the industry as well as it's competitors using the resources on this page within this guide:

Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles are a great source of information on industries.  They are current and contain news on specific companies as well as industries as a whole.  Included on this page are a list of recommended databases you can use to find these types of articles.  Use the following page within this guide to find these articles:

Industry/Company/Demographics Information

Company websites and annual reports

Yet another source of company information is a company's own website.  There you may find all kinds of company information such as history, locations, products and services, executives and staffing, including links to annual reports, 10-K reports, market reports, research and development, etc..  Information from private companies, especially small private companies may be difficult to find since they are not required to disclose detailed financial information. Look for the Annual Report to Shareholders on the company web site which will provide basic financials and forecast future directions for the company.