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ACC341 Intermediate Accounting I: Describe the Company

Company Background

Describe the company:  What it makes/does, employees, plants, plant location, sales volume, etc.  Use the resources on this page to help you find this information.

Top Resources

Search for Company Information

  • Click on the arrow next to Get Company Info, then enter a company name or ticker symbol and click Go
  • Snapshot of your company is displayed
  • Select from the options along the left-hand side menu for more information, including news, financials, etc.

Search for Company Information

  • Enter the ticker, company, or industry name and click Search
  • Click on PDF Reports and select a date to view a detailed 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
  • 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.

Search for Company Information

  • Click on Advanced Search and change the drop-down box from Anywhere to Company/organization - ORG
  • Enter your parent name in the search box and click Search
  • If your company is found, click on the Link to full text link and it will open the company's overview, financials, rankings, etc. in a new window

Evaluate the

Find Ratios

  • Click on the arrow next to Get Company Info, then enter a company name or ticker symbol and click Go
  • On the left-hand side, click on Overview under the heading Financials

Find Ratios

  • Enter your company's name or ticker symbol and select it from the list of suggested companies
  • Click on Valuation  to get price ratios
  • 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:

Evaluate the Company (comparisons included)

Find Ratios

  • Click on the arrow next to Get Company Info, then enter a company name or ticker symbol and click Go
  • On the left-hand side, click on Overview under the heading Financials

Find Ratios

  • Enter your company's name or ticker symbol and select it from the list of suggested companies
  • Click on Valuation  to get price ratios
  • 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: