Finance

Chester Fritz Library resources for the area of Finance

Company and Industry Resources

COMPANY PROFILES

  • Business Source Complete
    Use for MarketLine report (SWOT analyses), company profiles, newspaper articles and trade publications, academic journal articles
  • Mergent Onlinealso covers international firms
    Financial data (company and executive), equity analysis, competitors, news, report builder
  • Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantageCompany profiles includes stock and industry analysis
  • ValueLine (one specific computer in library, ask at the reference desk)
  • Hoover’s Handbooks (print only):  in reference collection

ANNUAL REPORTS

  • Mergent
    Company’s website—hint: look for a “corporate” or “investors” section
  • SEC.gov (EDGAR filings—10-K or 10-K/A annual report and Def 14A for executive compensation)

SWOT ANALYSIS

  • Business Source Complete – included in MarketLine report
  • SEC.gov (EDGAR filings—10-K or 10-K/A annual report; look at the first few pages of the filings)

INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Industry Profiles

Financial information on competitors – Mergent

Find financial ratios for your industry (on permanent reserve behind the Access Services desk)

Look up your industry code - http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/

Find statistics for your industry - http://www.census.gov/econ/isp/index.php

ECONOMIC STATISTICS