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Find Company Information in O'Kelly Library

  1. 1. Find Company Information in O’Kelly Library Phyllistine Poole, Business Reference Librarian May 2006
  2. 2. This PowerPoint includes the following sources of company information: <ul><li>Selected Print Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Selected O’Kelly Library Online databases </li></ul><ul><li>Websites with Company Information </li></ul><ul><li>Websites with Stock Quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Selected Books in O’Kelly Library on Business Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestion: Print out these slides as handouts, then go the library’s Website and follow the directions in this PowerPoint. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Selected Print Sources <ul><li>Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (Ref HF 5681 R25 A45 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Affiliations: U.S. Private Companies (Ref HG 4057 A217 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Hoover’s Handbook of Private Companies (Ref HG 4057 A28616 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Hoover’s MasterList of Major U.S. Companies (Ref HD 2709 H66 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios (HF 5681 R25 I537 2004-050 </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Surveys- ask for at the reference desk </li></ul><ul><li>Market Share Reporter (HF 5410M35 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>RMA Annual Statement Studies (HF 5681 B2 R6) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Selected O’Kelly Library Online Databases <ul><ul><li>ABI/INFORM Complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexis-Nexis Academic News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mergent Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hoover’s Company Records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Source Premier </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>O’Kelly Library’s online databases are collections of information, including scholarly articles and even books in many subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>In the business databases, find articles on companies, news reports, financial reports, company profiles, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Available information on a company depends on whether it is public or private. <ul><li>Definitions of public company : </li></ul><ul><li>A company that is listed on the Stock Exchange. The company's shares are available for the public to invest in. www.personal-finance.gbr.qc.com/personal-finance-uk.htm </li></ul><ul><li>A public company is a reporting company. The company must file Form 10K and forms 10Q every year with the SEC [Security and Exchange Commission]. www.going-global.com/equity/finance-glossary.html </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Public companies are required to file reports, like the 10-K and 10-Q, with The SEC (U.S. Security and Exchange Commission) , http:// www.sec.gov . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Like an annual report, the 10-K explains the company's business activities for the most recent twelve-month operating period. The 10-K, which is required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) within 90 days of the company's fiscal year end, typically contains more detail than an annual report, such as more thorough operating and financial statistics, information on legal proceedings, and management compensation. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><ul><li>Form 10-Q is a quarterly version of the 10-K; however, it is less detailed and generally unaudited. The SEC requires publicly traded companies to file form 10-Q within 45 days of the end of each quarter, except the final quarter, in which the 10-K is filed. (Explanations of 10-K and 10-Q from The Motley Fool , http://www.fool.com/dripport/2000/dripport000106.htm ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Definitions of private company: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A company that does not permit the general public to buy and sell its shares. wps.pearsoned.co.uk/wps/media/objects/1065/1090612/glossary.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often, privately-held companies are owned by the company founders and/or their families and heirs, or by a small group of investors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on private companies is harder to find than information on public companies because private companies do not have to report information to the SEC. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. To access the online databases: Go to Winston-Salem State University’s Web site, at http://www.wssu.edu/wssu . Click on C.G. O’Kelly Library at the right.
  11. 11. Under Research Tools on the library’s home page, click on the link Electronic Resources .
  12. 12. On the electronic resources screen, click on a link at the left to bring up a list of databases in the subject area.
  13. 13. Click on the Business link to bring up a list of the business databases on the next screen. ABI/INFORM Complete is one of the business databases.
  14. 14. Search ABI/INFORM Complete for articles from regional, national and international periodicals and news sources on public and private companies . Covers Business, finance, management and current affairs.
  15. 15. Search Lexis-Nexis Academic for Public and Private Company Information.
  16. 16. Lexis- Nexis Academic Business contains: <ul><li>Business News   </li></ul><ul><li>Business articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, wires & transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>· </li></ul><ul><li>Industry & Market   </li></ul><ul><li>News from over 25 industries </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Literature </li></ul><ul><li>· </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting   </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting journals & literature </li></ul><ul><li>Company Information </li></ul><ul><li>· </li></ul><ul><li>Company Financial Reports   </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed financial data about companies </li></ul><ul><li>· </li></ul><ul><li>Company Profiles   </li></ul><ul><li>Company information including executives, revenue and competitors </li></ul><ul><li>· </li></ul><ul><li>Compare Companies   </li></ul><ul><li>Find companies based on a variety of criteria </li></ul><ul><li>· </li></ul><ul><li>SEC Filings & Reports   </li></ul><ul><li>EDGAR filings, annual & quarterly reports & proxy statements </li></ul><ul><li>Business Resources </li></ul><ul><li>· </li></ul><ul><li>Directories   </li></ul><ul><li>Contact and resource information for companies and industries </li></ul>
  17. 17. Lexis Nexis Click on the Multidisciplinary Collection link on the electronic resources screen, then Newspapers in the menu that appears.
  18. 18. Select the database Lexis-Nexis Academic News on the next screen .
  19. 19. On the next screen that appears, click on the Business link.
  20. 20. On the next screen, click on the link to Company Financial Reports for information on company finances.
  21. 21. Type the name of the company in the search box on the next screen, select a date range or leave it as it is, and submit the search.
  22. 22. On the next screen, click on the link to information about the company.
  23. 23. Scroll down the screen to read all the information. Notice the print and e-mail options.
  24. 24. Private Company Information <ul><li>Information on private companies is harder to find than information on public companies because they do not have to file with the SEC. </li></ul><ul><li>You can find information on private companies, however, by going to the company’s website if there is one, accessing an annual report online or requesting one from the company. </li></ul><ul><li>Try Lexis-Nexis Academic News. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Search for private company information in Lexis-Nexis. Some private companies are in this database. <ul><li>X out of the screen to return to the Lexis-Nexis Academic News link. Click on the link. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Quick News Search tab on the Lexis-Nexis home page. </li></ul><ul><li>Type the name of the private company in the search box under Company Information on the lower right screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose US Private Companies from the drop-down menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the date if you wish , and submit the search. </li></ul>
  26. 27. Search Mergent Online <ul><li>U.S. Company Data on 10,000 U.S. public companies—SEC filings back to 1993, descriptions, financial statements, up-to-date news items. International Company Data—histories, descriptions, financial information for current 10 years. Industry Reports. Formerly Moody’s. </li></ul>
  27. 28. On the electronic resources screen, click on the Business link to bring up the link to Mergent Online . Scroll down to the link to the database.
  28. 29. On the Mergent home page, click on enter mergent online .
  29. 30. Type in the name of the company and submit the search.
  30. 31. Notice that you can search by NAICS or SIC code and that there is a code lookup on the Mergent search screen.
  31. 32. You can also find NAICS codes at this U.S. Census Bureau site: http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html
  32. 33. A search for retail turned up this:
  33. 34. Click on the company name on the next Mergent screen after submitting a search for the company name.
  34. 35. Notice the tabs near the top of the screen that lead to more information.
  35. 36. Search Hoover’s Company Records <ul><li>Information on 40,000 public and private companies including competitors and location. Company history, financials and top officers for public companies. </li></ul>
  36. 37. Click on the Business link on the electronic resources screen. Scroll down the list of databases that appears and click on the link to Hoover’s Company Records .
  37. 38. Type the name of the company in the search box and select Hoover’s Company Records from the drop-down menu.
  38. 39. To read an article, click on the full-text link to a Hoover’s article on the results screen.
  39. 40. On the Hoover’s Company Records screen, notice the tabs on the left that lead to more information.
  40. 41. Search Business Source Premier <ul><li>Includes articles on marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. </li></ul>
  41. 42. On the electronic resources screen, click on the Business link. Click on the link to Business Source Premier in the list of databases that appears on the screen. On the next screen that appears conduct a search for your company.
  42. 43. <ul><li>Search the following Web </li></ul><ul><li>sites for company information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The SEC (U.S. Security and Exchange Commission) , http://www.sec.gov . Public companies are required to file reports, like the 10-K and 10-Q, with this government agency. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Like an annual report, the 10-K explains the company's business activities for the most recent twelve-month operating period. The 10-K, which is required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) within 90 days of the company's fiscal year end, typically contains more detail than an annual report, such as more thorough operating and financial statistics, information on legal proceedings, and management compensation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Form 10-Q is a quarterly version of the 10-K; however, it is less detailed and generally unaudited. The SEC requires publicly traded companies to file form 10-Q within 45 days of the end of each quarter, except the final quarter, in which the 10-K is filed. (Explanations of 10-K and 10-Q from The Motley Fool , http://www.fool.com/dripport/2000/dripport000106.htm ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  43. 44. <ul><ul><li>AnnualReports.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company Web sites </li></ul></ul>
  44. 45. Search the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Web site. <ul><li>Go to http:// www.sec.gov . Click on Search at the upper right of the screen to bring up the search box. </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the name or ticker symbol for your company, and submit the search. </li></ul><ul><li>On the next screen that appears, click on the html link to the 10Q, 10K or other forms. </li></ul>
  45. 46. Get stock quotes at these sites: <ul><li>PC Quote, http://www.pcquote.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Finance, http://finance.yahoo.com/ </li></ul>
  46. 47. Selected O’Kelly Books on Business Leaders <ul><li>African American Business Leaders (Ref HC 102.5 A2 K73 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Leaders & Success : 55 Top Business Leaders & How They Achieved Greatness ( HF 5386 B945 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguished Asian American Business Leaders (HC 102 % A2 H56 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of American Women in Business: From Colonial Times to the Present (HD 6054.4 U6 K753 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Notable Corporate Chronologies (Ref HG 4009.N68) </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s Who in Finance and Industry (HF 3023 .A2 W5) </li></ul>
  47. 48. Need More Information or Assistance? <ul><li>Contact Phyllistine Poole </li></ul><ul><li>Business Reference Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>C.G. O’Kelly Library </li></ul><ul><li>(336) 750-2532 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: (336) 750-2459 </li></ul>

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