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will help you find background on business issues to support the presentations in this class and elsewhere.
S&P Global NetAdvantage
Find your company profile, then (on left) click on Financials, or Compustat Excel Analytics for most complete data.
15 years of financial data can be displayed and downloaded conveniently. US and international companies. Also SEC filings (use EDGAR tab) and print annual reports for last 10 years (use Annual Reports tab) from company profile.
all US public companies and some foreign ones must file their financial reports here; this is the most direct source.
INDUSTRY LEVEL DATA: detailed financial reports on thousands of lines of business.
What are they saying?
Mergent Online Analyst Reports
Important reports on companies and industries from Wall Street analysts and many major investment banks. Use the drop down menu to search different fields and use the "add to criteria" button to search more than one field at a time.
Find market size, industry leaders, statistics, current status, future trends, histories and profiles of the industries here. If you look up the NAICS/SIC codes (see below left) for your industry first, this will be a bit easier.
Industry market research reports with analysis, data, conditions, segmentation, market share, primary companies, and outlook in the US, UK, China, US States, and globally.
Industry Wizard Tool: Located under "Expert Tools" allows users to quickly search, query, and save industry ratios, data, and statistics from all IBISWorld reports for benchmarking purposes, strategies, etc. Data is downloadable.
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
S&P's extensive profiles of major industries; see "Archived Surveys" for access to last 10 years. Select the "Industries" tab within the database to gain access to the surveys.
MarketLine (previously Datamonitor)
in-depth profiles of thousands of specific industries in many countries. Click on "Databases" for market data analytics on consumer products, and extensive economic/demographic data on hundreds of countries.
Frost & Sullivan
Market reports and analysis on technology aspects of industries. Industries include: aerospace & defense, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, healthcare, and more. Reports are now available to download as PDFs.
Add the company or industry name to the topic - i.e. "PepsiCo market share" - to find the data, easy to download and use.
reports contain market share data in their "Key Competitors" sections
ReferenceUSA (now Data Axle)
(2nd database on right side) - covers major global firms, with financials, news, SWOT analyses, analyst reports, and more - gets a lot of information quickly. Use "Global Business Browser" for more information on top companies only; "Global Express" for less info., many more companies.
Hoover's (Now D&B Hoovers)
the quickest - has overviews, key financial figures and lists of products and competitors in one easy-to-locate source. No downloading.
MarketLine (previously Datamonitor)
has detailed reports on public and private companies, internationally, including background, analysis and forecasts, and featuring SWOT analyses.
Articles in newspapers, magazines, and trade journals are rich in data, analytical, and up-to-the-minute.
Business Source Premier
academic journals, trade journals, and business magazines; industry reports, company profiles, and country economic reports. Special feature: Harvard Business Review online.
newspapers, trade publications, journals - only source for complete Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
LexisNexis Academic (now Nexis Uni)
has the most wide-ranging international, national and local news and trade publications, plus biographical background on individuals and legal cases.