Company/Industry/Tax Information

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Broad Based

Business Business Monitor International
Business Monitor International (BMI) is a leading, independent provider of proprietary data, analysis, ratings, rankings and forecasts covering 175 countries and 22 industry sectors. Our mission is to integrate Country Risk and Financial Markets analysis with Industry Research, to best inform decision-making at the highest level in multinational companies, financial institutions, multilaterals and government.
Business School access only
Marketline Advantage
Marketline Advantage provides coverage of 30,000 + companies updated annually. It also provides 3500+ industrial profiles updated annually as well as country profiles, country statistics, and financial statistics tracked by Marketline. .
Danforth Campus access
First Research
First Research creates industry reports for people who need to quickly learn about a target industry. Its Industry Profiles cover more than 300 business sectors and highlight industry trends and business issues.
Business School access only
Frost and Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan provides in-depth research coverage of these industries: Aerospace and Defense; Automotive and Transportation; Chemicals, Materials and Food; Electronics and Security; Energy and Power Supplies; Environment and Building Technologies; Healthcare; Industrial Automation and Process Control; Information and Communication Technologies; Measurement and Instrumentation.
Business School access only
IBIS World
IBIS World provides instant access to over 700 United States industries. There are also many other reports such as the new “Global” Industry Reports covering world industry analysis. In addition to the core Industry Report product, they also publish over 700 US Industry Risk Rating Reports, over 700 Industry Profiles as well as hundreds of Economic & Demographic Profiles.
Danforth Campus access
Mintel Global Market Navigator
Mintel Global Market Navigator is a comprehensive database designed to give you instant access to critical market data for consumer industries across the world. Global Market Navigator will tell you the market size, segmentation and market share along with 5 years’ historical and 5 years’ forecast data.
Danforth Campus access
Mintel Reports
Use this resource to find market research reports for a number of industries. The information in the reports is a mix of primary data collected by Mintel together with secondary source information.
Danforth Campus access
Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage
Check the Industry Surveys database. Only 52 broad industries are covered but if it is one that you are interested in, the information is excellent.
Business School Access only
Valueline
Access all of the Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.
Business School Access only

 Specialized

Conference Board
The Conference Board’s database of premier Business and Economic Information and analysis.
Business School Access only
Passport GMID
Euromonitor International’s Global Market Information Database (GMID) is an award-winning online information resource providing business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. It offers integrated access to internationally comparable statistics, full-text market reports, insightful comment from expert industry and country analysts as well as thousands of sources of further information.See this guide for help on using this database. GMID Guide
Danforth Campus access
International Directory of Company Histories
Provides detailed histories of many of the largest and most influential companies worldwide. These multi volume sets of ebooks are fully searchable.
Danforth Campus access
LexisNexis Statistical
Abstracts and index to U.S. & state governments and privately published & international and intergovernmental statistical sources (ASI, SRI & IIS).
Danforth Campus access
Sports Business Research Network
SBRnet is a service focusing on the sporting goods and sports marketing industry. It’s mission is to provide a continuously updated resource featuring market research and industry news covering all facets of the industry…sports equipment sales, sports participation, sports broadcasting, sports sponsorship and sports marketing.
Danforth Campus access
Statista
Portal for business and industry, government, and demographic statistics that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from some 18,000+ public and commerical sources onto a single, easy-to-search platform. Geographic coverage is worldwide, with particular emphasis on the United States, China, and European Union countries. Categorized into market sectors, Statista provides access to qualitative facts on agriculture, economics, finance, information technology, politics and society, and much more.
Danforth Campus access

Also see print resource: U.S. Industry & Trade Outlook (REF HC 106.5 A23)

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Quick Overview

Hoover’s Online Business Network
(Click on Company Profiles and Financial)
Business School access only
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar® Investment Research Center offers a real-time turnkey solution for investment research. Patrons have access to many popular Premium features of Morningstar.com®, including research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds.
Danforth Campus access
Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage
(Check the Stock Reports database on the left column)
Business School access only
ValueLine
This includes on-line access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.
Business School access only

There are many sites for getting financial information. Data from all the following sites may be downloaded to a spreadsheet program.

Factiva
A great source for retrieving comprehensive financial information, news stories, articles, a list of key competitors and other useful information on public companies. Begin by clicking on “Companies/Markets” at the top of the home page and then entering the ticker symbol or company name. Use the “Custom Report” feature at the bottom of the page to aget just the information that you need.
Limited to 6 concurrent users; logoff when done
Danforth Campus access

Company Reports (Annual, 10-K, proxy and other filings)

Factiva
A great source for retrieving comprehensive financial information, news stories, articles, a list of key competitors and other useful information on public companies. Begin by clicking on “Companies/Markets” at the top of the home page and then entering the ticker symbol or company name. Use the “Custom Report” feature at the bottom of the page to get just the information that you need.
Limited to 6 concurrent users; logoff when done
Danforth Campus access
SEC
Get it from the source itself. This is the one maintained by the SEC and contains 10-K and selected other filings.
Danforth Campus access
ThomsonOne
Our subcription include some, but not all of the features available from the ThomsonOne database. Key portions that we receive are: Broker/analyst reports; Deals made by individual public companies; Corporate governance information, including Takeover Defenses; Fundamental comparables (compare your company to industry averages); Consensus earnings estimates along with Buy/Hold/ Sell recommendations of brokerage firms; Corporate fillings (also available from the SEC Edgar – please use Internet Explorer with this database).
Danforth Campus access

Industry ratios (the best industry ratios are still available only in print)

Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios(REF HF 5681 R25)
Published annually by Dun & Bradstreet this is the most widely used of our books in this area. Arrangement is 4 digit SIC number. There are various ways to locate SIC numbers but one of the easiest is to use the Standard Industrial Classification Manual (the latest edition is kept at the Circulation/Reserve Desk).

Annual Statement Studies (REF HF 5681 B2 R63)
Less comprehensive than Industry Norms….but still a major source for industry ratios. Use the 4 digit SIC numbers as well as the 6 digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The NAICS is now used by the U.S. government as the replacement for the Standard Industrial Classification system. A guide to this system is kept in Reference. The tile of the book is NAICS/SIC CODE(REF HF 1042 N677).

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios(REF HF 5681 R 25 A45)
Uses data from IRS filings. For this reason, the numbers are generally three years older than from the other two titles described above.

Company Financial Ratios

Factiva
A great database for retrieving comprehensive financial information, news stories, articles, a list of key competitors and other useful information on public companies. Begin by clicking on “Companies/Markets” at the top of the home page and then entering the ticker symbol or company name. Use the “Custom Report” feature at the bottom of the page to get just the information that you need. Limited to 6 concurrent users; logoff when done
Danforth Campus access

Accounting and Tax Information

Accounting and Tax
Comprehensive coverage of accounting and tax topics appearing in key industry publications and newspapers. The quintessential accountant’s database. Coverage varies
Danforth Campus access

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ThomsonOne( formerly InvesText Plus)Click on Company Research in the left column, enter ticker symbol or company name in box on the top left, use pull-down menu at top of page to choose desired time period, click on desired report and, then click the purple View tab in the bottom left corner of page. Danforth Campus access

Stock Market

The library has access to Bloomberg, a premier service that is sold primarily to institutional investors. This service provides real-time quote and graphical information for stocks, bonds, options, etc. It also has extensive news services. This service has tick information (i.e. intra-day individual trades) and historical price information.

For historical price information, you can also use Datastream (Library access only). This service has the longest time series and also covers companies traded on foreign exchanges.

Factiva
Click on “Companies/Markets” at top of page, then “Quotes” or”Charting.”
Business School access only

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It is difficult to find much of any information on private companies and almost impossible to obtain detailed financial information. For most private companies, the best you can hope for is to get total sales for the company, numbers of employees and when it was founded. If you are lucky, a local business publication (e.g. St. Louis Business Journal) has written an article on the company.

Basic Directory Type Information

Sorkins
Company profiles and Business lists including multiple levels of executives and managers from all industries and professions throughout the Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City regions.
Business School access only
Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign countries
Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries is the authoritative source of information on American firms, which have branches, subsidiaries, or affiliates outside the United States.
To access this database, click on “Search Uniworld Online” at the top of the screen.
Business Library access only
Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States
Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States is the source for global contact information of Foreign-owned businesses (non-American) with a presense in the United States.
To access this database, click on “Search Uniworld Online” at the top of the screen.
Business Library access only

Articles

Factiva
One of the premier resources produced by the publisher of The Wall Street Journal. It provides access to the full text of thousands of popular business and general publications. Also has the full text of all Dow Jones publications including The Wall Street Journal, hundreds of newspapers and also financial information on public companies.
Business School access only
LexisNexis Academic
A full text resource to hundreds of business and general interest magazines and newspapers. Excellent source for company, industry and product information. Also good for general and political news. Legal and medical information can also be obtained. Updated daily.
Danforth Campus access

ValueLine provides on-line access to leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.