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Resources for SI Associates [IBC]: Company Research

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Nexis Uni

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To search for company profiles, select the company info box on the home page and select Company Profile from the drop-down to search for a company by name.


D&B Business Browser

For industry information, use the search box under "industries".

You can change the search preference by geography, such as AsiaPac. Click edit within Global Preferences tab. This will help narrow down the items when looking for companies, reports, or industry information in China.

Mergent Online

To find company reports, use the "company search" window on the left side of the home page. You can limit your search to companies in a specific country. Make sure the "International Company Database" box on the left side is checked. Then, click on the "Country" drop-down menu on the right side, select the name, and click search.

Once you have found a company and reached its "company details" page; click the "filings" tab. You will see a table containing details of the company's recent filings. The icons in the "view documents" tab will provide you with various formats for viewing the filings.

 If the filing you are looking for is more than 90 days old; you will need to use the EDGAR searchfunction. In the "company search" section; select the Government Filings tab near the top of the page and enter a company name or ticker symbol. 

In the "filing date search" section; specify a time frame for your search. Finally; in the "filing type" section; specify what type of filings you are interested in. (Again; Form 10-K is the government-required annual report for publicly-traded companies.)

Mergent Online also has financial ratios.   Chad Boenniger at Ohio State has a good video describing how to search the database for individual companies or creating reports which compare ratios of company peers within industries for checking your work when making ratio calculations.  


Mergent Horizon

Mergent Horizon

This database is a filtering front end of 6,200 companies from the various exchanges in ferreting out information when performing competitive analysis about companies and industries. Capabilities include:

  • Identifying companies simply by entering a product or trade name
  • Highlighting the relationships between a company's major customers, suppliers and partners
  • Analyzing data for sector aggregates or averages, as well as for individual companies
  • Screening companies with hundreds of quantitative and qualitative fields and custom formulas
  • Creating reports including Company Profiles, Competitors by Product, and Drug/Medical Device
  • Reporting of Events Calendar including earnings reports and FDA meetings



Users can search by Company/Investor name or website in the top search bar

More advanced search options can be found under the Advanced Search heading, which can search private companies, investors, funding, mergers and acquisitions deals and private equity deals, and can be further narrowed down by location, date, industry and other factors.