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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 Company Information

  • Enter your company's name or ticker symbol and select the company from the drop down list
  • Browse the information under the Company Overview tab
  • Hover over the Company Overview tab and select
    • Company Description
    • Company History
    • Product and Operation

Search for Company Information

  • Enter your company's name (not ticker symbol) in the search box and click Search
  • If your company report is found, click on the your company's name to open the report

Note: the most useful reports will be from Hoover's Company Records

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, in the right-hand menu, select the heading Publication Title
  • Select International Directory of Company Histories 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
  • Scroll down to Key Statistics: Use Growth, Operating and Efficiency, Financial HealthCash Flow, and Income Statement charts for the ratio information

Find the Key Ratios

  • Enter your company's name or ticker symbol and select the company from the drop down list
  • Under the Financial Details tab, click on the Ratios tab to view the Key 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.