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I Need To Find...Company Information

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This page is designed to help you choose the best place to start your research when looking at companies.

You may also visit the Company & Industry category page on the Kresge Wiki.

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[edit] Public Company Financial Information

Check out Mergent Online / (Link for non-Ross U of M users)

  • One of the best and easiest resources for downloading company financial information.
  • You can download financial information on United States public companies and leading public companies across the globe.
  • Once you find a company, click on the "Company Financials" tab.
  • You can download 3, 5, 7, 10, or 15 of the most recent years OR quarters for these companies. This goes right into an excel file.
  • Remember that if you chose yearly information, you will get the information from the most recently completed fiscal year - which often ends at the calendar year.
  • Financial information available includes: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Retained Earnings, Cash Flow or all sections.
  • If you are comparing companies, download the same parameters for all companies and they should match nicely.

[edit] Private Company Information

Check out OneSource Global Business Browser: US and AsiaPac Editions / (Link for non-Ross U of M users)

  • Excellent source for United States Private Companies.
  • Remember that private companies do not have to provide financial information, so these are primarily estimates.
  • You can search by name, industry, geography or just about any other criteria.

[edit] Corporate Peers and Competitors

Check out OneSource Global Business Browser: US and AsiaPac Editions / (Link for non-Ross U of M users)

  • Once you have a company, click on the "Competitors Report" on the left hand column.
  • You can also build a list of companies by almost any criteria, which will also yield competitors.

Most databases provide assessments of competitors, so you can use just about any resources on the Company and Industry page.

[edit] Asian Companies

Check out Orbis / (Link for non-Ross U of M users)

  • Database includes over 58 million companies world wide. Excellent resource for Asian Companies.

Other resources include OneSource

[edit] European Companies

Check out Orbis / (Link for non-Ross U of M users)

  • Database includes over 58 million companies world wide. Excellent resource for European Companies.
  • Includes the data that would be found in Amadeus and other resources from BVD.
  • You can search by name, industry, geography or just about any other criteria.

[edit] Analyst Reports

Check out Thomson Research

  • Excellent source for Investext & other analyst reports.
  • See Analyst Reports page for more instructions on how to use this resource.