Company Research Tips:
Corporate Affilitations is a directory of companies, both public and private.
This will show you where the brand falls in a corporate tree.
In addition to the sources listed below, check company website. Most public companies post their annual reports and a company history on their pages. However, some will make it difficult to find. Look for a link titled "Investment information" or "Information for Investors.
Financial information can include: annual revenue, net income, ratios, dividends per share and more.
Publicly-traded companies are required to file financial reports with the Securities & Exchange Commission several times a year. Use the source below to find current and historical financials and to help interpret the numbers.
Private companies are not required to file financial information and do not have to make this information available to the public, making it difficult to find in-depth and historical financial information and analysis. Mergent Online now has information on private companies.
Mouse over the name of the database for more information.
Where are annual reports located?
What else is on the company's Web site?
Public Companies vs. Private Companies
Can you trust information from the company?