Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

MGT 3303: Management of Organizations: Industry Analysis, SWOT and Company Financials

Research a Company's Financials

Research company financials from public and private companies in our pro-grade databases.


Orbis (more advanced) and Mint (easier to use). Features information on private companies.

Mergent Company Financials Database 

 

Industry Analyses

Industry Surveys

Research those good ideas and make sure they'll work!

Industry surveys break down current trends, profitability, costs, competition and consumer preferences in an industry. Sometimes called market research.

First Research - A great one stop location for industry surveys and analysis.

IBIS World - Lots of industry surveys - check it out!

Marketline AdvantageFeatures detailed, comprehensive industry research reports

 

also:

ABI Inform (click data and reports tab at top)

hint: Competitive Strategy - Michael Porter's crucial book will teach you how to understand the state of your industry and your competition. The building blocks for your plan.  An earlier edition is here.

Mergent

SWOTs and Business Plans


Business Source Complete – from the main page, scroll down and choose SWOT analyses on the right side and search your company

Marketline Advantage - Type in your company name, get results and then select SWOT on the right side of the screen.

ABI Inform (keyword search your company and the word SWOT)

BONUS IDEA:

Looking for a summary of a company's business strategy? The 10-K annual report form is one possible source (available on the company's internet site, through Mergent or the SEC's Edgar database

This material usually comes in their business description, which is Part 1 of a standard 10-K format and early in the doc. You may also do a CTRL-F word find for keywords.