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Finding business resources for industry analysis


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Finding business resources for industry analysis

  1. 1. Mark Siciliano<br />Finding Business Resources for Industry Analysis<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Look up industrial classification codes for any industry
  3. 3. Identify companies within an industry
  4. 4. Locate financial statements for major companies within an industry
  5. 5. Find articles in newspapers, academic journals and trade journals
  6. 6. Compare the financial performance of companies within an industry
  7. 7. Obtain information on associations and trade groups of an industry</li></ul>Goals for this session<br />Mark Siciliano April 19, 2011<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>U.S. Census Bureau website
  9. 9. Enter a descriptive keyword in the 2007 NAICS Search box
  10. 10. Click the code that best fits the industry to get a full description
  11. 11. One code may be insufficient:</li></ul>454111 Electronic Shopping<br />451211 Book Stores<br /><ul><li>Occupational Safety & Health Administration website
  12. 12. Enter the search keyword(s)
  13. 13. Click the code that best fits the industry to get a full description
  14. 14. Not updated since 1987 so missing a lot of technology & emerging industries</li></ul>North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)<br />Standard Industrial Classification System<br />Identify an industry using a standardized system<br />Mark Siciliano April 19, 2011<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li>OneSource</li></ul> Click the ‘build a list’ link located under the Companies icon<br />Enter the parameters that best describe your industry<br />‘Run Search’ and ‘View Results’<br /><ul><li>Hoovers Online</li></ul>Enter information in the ‘Build A List’ box or<br />Click ‘View More Criteria’ for a more extensive list of parameters<br /><ul><li>Mergent Online</li></ul>In the ‘Classification Search’ box enter your parameters<br />Advanced search will allow you to search on nearly all Mergent variables like ratios, executives, financial information etc.<br />Identify companies within an industry<br />Mark Siciliano April 19, 2011<br />
  16. 16. <ul><li>Scroll down the page and find your industry or choose Industry Market Research from the ‘Search’ dropdown and enter the name of your industry
  17. 17. Browse numerous reports by clicking on a top or mid-level industry listed in the ‘Browse by Topic’ section
  18. 18. Type a keyword in the ‘Start your Search’ box</li></ul>***Be careful of the publication dates as the most relevant reports may be outdated***<br />IBISWorld<br /><br />Obtain industry reports<br />Mark Siciliano April 19, 2011<br />
  19. 19. <ul><li>RMA Annual Statement Studies</li></ul> REF HF5681.B2 R62<br /><ul><li>OneSource</li></ul>Open a company record and choose ‘Ratio Comparisons’ in the Financials section<br /><ul><li>Mergent Online</li></ul>Open a company record and click the ‘Company Financials’ tab. Next choose ‘Ratios’<br /><ul><li>Current Industrial Reports</li></ul>Excel spreadsheets available for a number of industries.<br /><ul><li>Industries at a Glance</li></ul>Click either Alphabetical Index or Industry Order Index to find your report. Data items can be clicked to get extensive information from the original reports.<br />Industry Ratios<br />Government Statistics<br />Compare the financial performance of companies in an industry<br />Mark Siciliano April 19, 2011<br />
  20. 20. <ul><li>Factiva
  21. 21. LexisNexis Academic
  22. 22. ABI/INFORM
  23. 23. Business Source Premier</li></ul>News Articles<br />Academic Articles<br />News & full text articles<br />Mark Siciliano April 19, 2011<br />
  24. 24. <ul><li>Search by name, acronym, location, industry description, SIC code or any number of parameters available
  25. 25. Select ‘Advanced Search’
  26. 26. In the ‘Content Area’ box select Associations from the dropdown list
  27. 27. Search parameters such as state, NAICS, SIC, name or description</li></ul>Associations Unlimited<br />Business & Company Resource Center<br />Industry associations & trade groups<br />Mark Siciliano April 19, 2011<br />