We are going to look for boating marinas in BC. Supposing your patron had developed a new web-based GPS system which allowed marina owners to track boats that had reserved a berth in their marina. As the boat approached, the marina owner could contact the boat occupants, welcome them to the marina and guide them to their specific berth. The owner could also let them know what the dinner specials were in the marina’s restaurant and book them a table if they wished.
Let’s search on a well known local company, QLT. Does anyone know this company? QLT is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies to treat eye diseases, cancer, urological and dermatological conditions. It started its life as a UBC research company. Show the various tabs, including Financials Show how to download to Excel Click on Competitors Show how to create a competitor report
Let’s look up QLT in SEDAR. Discuss AIF and MDA. Open MDA for November 2006. Did sales of Visudyne increase or decrease in the 3 months ended Sep 30, 2006? Decreased by 31? Why? Due to competing products in the US Show how to search News Releases
Suppose you were researching Google – the company and its stock price. You might be interested to know whether it’s still worth your while to buy this stovk, or if it is to late for the stock to rise. Having access to this database will allow you to see the opinions of anaysts at many investment banks. As you’ll see, the consensus is that there is still lots of room for the stock price to rise. If you find a good report in Investext, it may give you very useful industry data and statistics, as well as company info that is hard to find, eg, market share. For example, let’s look at the Jan23 report by the Stanford Financial Group on Google.
Eg, search Datamonitor Open Mexico dairy market
Typical search: mexico and choose dairy from subject list Not very good search Why? How improve? Choose Mexico from drop down region list
Source OECD Simple search : mexico and milk Choose 1 st report: 1 Agricultural Outlook for Consumption per Capita Vol 2003 release 01 - Perspectives agricoles de l'OCDE pour la consommation par tete Vol 2003 edition 01 Keep going until: Agricultural Outlook consumption per capita
US & international public company database with features that allow comparing companies and exporting data into Excel. Also contains data on companies that were acquired, went bankrupt, liquidated or merged out of existence from 1995 forward.