Mergent company profiles feature a list of company subsidiaries, U.S. and global of competitors, executive profiles, ownership.and supply chain data.
Find In-depth financials: Balance sheet & income statements, earnings estimates, financial ratios, stock prices, annual reports & SEC filings.
Many databases profile public companies in easy-to-read short reports. You might want to look at several databases. S&P NetAdvantage looks at companies with a financial lens while FitchConnect offers a risk analysis perspective. EMIS offers profiles from many business publishers. The databases listed here include profiles of both U.S. and international companies.
Critical information for researching a company can be found on the company's Investor Relations pages. What can you expect to find?
Annual Reports and SEC Filings
Companies post their latest Annual Reports and SEC filings (the 10-K, 10-Q and others) here. If you are looking for older historical reports, go to the EDGAR Filings at SEC.gov which makes available all reports filed since 1986.
Press releases are the official statements of the company about key events. Coming from the company's PR office, these releases provide the company point-of-view. They are not neutral statements, nor do they offer unbiased analysis.
Earnings Conference Calls
CEO and CFO discuss the company's quarterly results in conference calls with analysts and institutional investors.
Transcripts or Videos of Investor Conferences
Company management make presentations at investor conferences sponsored by major banks like JP Morgan and Citigroup. These often focus on new products or services.