If you are searching for a private company, make sure the box for "D&B Private Company Database" (on the left side of the Basic Search page) is checked. In the Company Search box below that, type in the name or ticker of a company. You may be offered a list of company names; select the company you want from the list. Basic details for private companies include a company synopsis and history, executives, minimal financials, and competitors. Public company profiles contain "Company Financials" for "As Reported," "Prelims," "Standardized," and "Restated" financials, plus Ratios. To build a list of companies, click on the Advanced Search tab on the homepage. You can choose criteria based on parameters such as Corporate Information, Executives, Financials, Industry Codes (SIC or NAICS), Pricing (share pricing, market cap, PE, etc.), and Ratios.