FIN5FMA 2014 - Using MintGlobal and DatAnalysis


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FIN5FMA 2014 - Using MintGlobal and DatAnalysis

  1. 1. How to Find Information for your FIN5FMA Assignment Kate Freedman, FBEL Faculty Librarian Semester 1, 2014
  2. 2. ASSIGNMENT 2: RESEARCH PROJECT: Fortescue Metal Group (FMG)
  3. 3. 3La Trobe University Finding Company Information • There are many places to find information on a company. We have numerous databases that cover both company and industry information and financial information. These can all be found under Company Information in the drop down section of the Databases Tab on the library homepage. • Financial Information Databases • MintGlobal • DatAnalysis Premium • Investment Banker • Company and Industry Information • IBISWorld • Marketline Australia • Passport Euromonitor • Other Business and Newspaper Databases: • Business Source Complete • Factiva • Don’t forget to look at the company’s Corporate Website.
  4. 4. 4La Trobe University MintGlobal • MintGlobal has both public (ASX-listed) and private company financial information. It has financials, ratios, forecasts, stock data, company news and original documents (eg. Annual Reports.) • When entering MintGlobal use the Search Companies tab or enter the name Fortescue straight into the search box. It will find any company starting with ‘Fortescue’. Make sure you pick the right company! • You will then see a one page report with selected data from some sections. You can view the entire report by clicking the tab ‘Everything’ or view each section one by one by clicking the ‘By Section’ tab.
  5. 5. 5La Trobe University MintGlobal • The report is broken into the following sections with each section having multiple subsections. • Downloadable, PDF versions of the Annual and Interim Reports can be found under Original Documents. • When looking at the financial information be aware that the Consolidated data is in US $. This will need to be changed to As Reported which is the currency of the country where the company is registered. This can be done by clicking the word Modify next to any financials information. Be aware that the Global Standard Format of accounts is offered and data from that standard will not match your data from the official company annual reports. • Data can be exported to excel at any time by clicking on the excel logo in the right hand side of the section header.
  6. 6. 6La Trobe University DatAnalysis Premium • Sections are on the left and include: • Corporate Details • Operational History • Business Summary • Shareholder Listings and Director’s Trades • All ASX Announcements • Share Price History and Market Data • Financial Data (10 years) • Dividend History • Individual Director’s Resumes • 2 Page Company Summary • DatAnalysis provides financial information on Australian ASX listed companies. The main section of DatAnalysis you will use is the Company Report.
  7. 7. 7La Trobe University DatAnalysis Premium • DatAnalysis downloads the data into excel in a format that is easier to manipulate than MintGlobal.
  8. 8. 8La Trobe University IBISWorld IBISWorld specialises in Australian Company and Industry reports. • The reports are available on major Australian ASX listed companies as well as related industries. • Don’t forget to make note of the date the report was issued. • Industry reports have a similar tab structure, and contain both qualitative and quantitative data.
  9. 9. Thank you CRICOS Provider 00115M For more help: • See the Finance Libguide: • Use the referencing tool: • Ask a Peer Learning Advisor in the Library • Go to the Research Help Desk