Six Steps for Company Research
- Research company strategy. Suggested resources, search the Internet for annual reports and library article databases for company histories.
- Financial performance and ratios (use library databases)
- Stock prices and stock market (use library databases & financial web sites; not available for private companies)
- Competitors - Use IbisWorld
Company Research Databases
Financial details of over 13,000 active and inactive public companies listed on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ exchanges, as well as over 24,000 non-U.S. active and inactive companies. Includes over 300,000 U.S. and international company annual reports.
Verified financials, business data, news, and media on major private companies (defined as those which are unlisted on stock exchanges and/or family-owned). The company descriptions also include private M@A and venture capital transactions, deal terms, valuation multiples, private equity/founder/family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, IPOs, and more.
From the Welcome screen, enter your search by keyword or NAICS code (available under "All Industry Search Tools". Click search & then drill down through industry levels. Provides standard cash flow and P&L ratios of ongoing, start-up, and sole proprietor businesses.
Business Source Premier - SWOT Analyses
SWOT Analyses on major companies provide a model of opportunties and threats impacting the industry.
Company Research Article Databases
Business Source Premier
Trade journal articles, industry profiles, market research. Search by keyword or by NAICS code.
Use BROWSE tab for Industry & Market Research- try FIRST RESEARCH. For articles, search by company name combined with "retailing,"customers", "market segments", or names of products and companies.
Company Research Public Websites
Meriam Library | CSU, Chico