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Quick Facts about a Company

Business Source Complete: Use Company Information tab found on the top to get such information as whether the company is public, subsidiaries, products, executives, NAICS and SIC codes.

Company Reports

A company report provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of a company.

Annual Reports

  • Annual Report to Shareholders is a comprehensive report on a company's activities, and gives shareholders information about the company's activities and financial performance.

    Company Web Sites
    Annual Reports Library

  • 10-K Annual Report is a comprehensive report of a company's performance submitted annually to the Securities and Exchange Commission. It contains much more detail than the annual report to shareholders.

    LexisNexis Academic Universe
    Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
    EDGAR Database

Analyst Reports

Analyst reports include overview and analysis of a company or industry. 

Zacks Equity Research reports via LexisNexis Academic Universe

Stock reports from Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage

Finding Comparable Companies

Business Source Complete: generate a list by using NAICS code (North American Industry Classification System).

LexisNexis Academic: select Create a Company List, and use NAICS code.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage: in a company overview, use Quick Comp for peer companies OR click Primary Industry Classification to locate more companies in that field.

Company Financials

Company Strategy

10-Ks and Annual Reports to Shareholders: under Business or Management Discussion

Business Source Complete: search for articles about your company using search term "strategic planning".

Peer Analysis

Peer Analysis from Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage makes it easy to study your competitors.

SWOT Analysis

Marketline Company Report from Business Source Complete: look for section called SWOT analysis.

Supply Chain

10-Ks and Annual Reports to Shareholders: look for terms such as supply chain, logistics, purchasing, or transportation within the text.

Business Source Complete: search for articles on your company using such terms as supply chain, logistics, purchasing, transportation, distribution.

Articles from Newspapers, Magazines and Trade Publications

Industry Reports

NetAdvantage provides access to S&P Industry Surveys, which provides in-depth, independent research on industries and sub-industries. Industry Surveys are written by team of respected equity analysts for clients to get up to speed on an industry's profile, trends, key ratios and statistics, and how the industry operates. The reports also explain how to analyze a company within that space.

IBIS World

  provides industry and market reports for 700 industries at the 5-digit level. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.

Marketline Industry Profiles in Business Source Complete

Porter's Five Forces Analysis

Marketline Industry Profile from Business Source Complete: look for section called Five Forces Analysis.