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BU 113 Company Financials

  Librarian: Steve Burks

Instructors: Joanne Scott

  • Locate company reports / analysis / history 

ValueLine: Provides a one page analysis of selected companies; Includes the informative guide “How to Use ValueLine;” click on the “How to Guides”
         Standard Edition one page financial analysis for approximately 1700 companies
         Small & Mid-Cap Edition financial analysis for approx. 1800 small and mid-cap companies

Business Insights provides news, financial, industry, and company reports

Business Source Complete provides Datamonitor reports on companies

Hoover's Company Profiles provides financial reports and stock information

Lexis Nexis company profiles -- "get company information" tab

International Directory of Company Histories (1988—ongoing, multi-volumes); online access through the Business and Company Resource Center database; print volumes also available


  • Locate industry information 

ValueLine: one page analysis of major industries

ABI/INFORM Industry and Trade: industry, product, marketing information

Business and Company Resource Center

Business Source Premier / company profiles


  • Locate news articles about each company: trends, changes, decisions, events 

Company website

Business and Company Resource Center

Business Source Premier

LexisNexis / "get company information" tab 

Yahoo finance:

MSN financials:


  • Locate company financials including ratios, income statements, balance sheets

Company website

Securities and Exchange Commission:

Yahoo finance:


  • Locate common stock listing, current stock price, and chart the stock performance

Big Charts:   


Yahoo finance:


  • Locate each company’s annual report:  find the auditor’s opinion

         example for Coca Cola Company:

Look at the company website for the ABOUT link and/or investor reports (free)

Use PRARS (Public Register Annual Report Service): (free)

Try the Wall Street Journal annual report service: (free)

Search CAROL (Company Annual Reports Online: (free)

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