A company's Annual Report is a good source of information about a company. Almost all public companies make these available on their websites, generally in their Investor Information section. Private companies are more difficult to find information on – search Business News for anything published about the company. Databases listed here allow you to make lists of companies based on various criteria (eg. By industry and geography, by size, by ownership, etc.). Others provide investment analysts’ reports and/or annual reports for companies.
Mint Global contains information on over 200 million companies worldwide, both private and public. It's the Orbis database with a streamlined interface.
"Mint Global includes companies' financial accounts, credit scores from a number of independent providers, directorships, ownership structures, PEPs and sanctions information, and details of mergers and acquisitions activity.
The same data is accessible with an expanded interface via Orbis. "
Best for creating lists of US companies based on geography, industry, and size.
Includes over 13 million U.S. companies. Provides searching and sorting features by industry, geographic location, company employee size, company name, sales size, etc. Also includes residential addresses for 120 million U.S. households.
Best for analyst reports on companies worldwide, from the perspective of investment bankers/brokers. Search for a company, and at the bottom of the page detailing the company's profile and other detailed information, is the Analysts Reports section. Only the latest 5 are shown here, but select the Complete List to find more reports. Select reports that are more than 15-20 pages.
Thomson ONE is a platform for public company financials and analyst research, as well as venture capital firm, fund, and portfolio company information. This resource replaces both Investext and VentureXpert. Note: Works only with Internet Explorer.
This is the best source for breaking worldwide company and industry news, major market trends and ramifications of political manoeuvers. All major business, regional and national news sources worldwide, plus general business magazines, specific industry and business association magazines are available to read. Especially useful for news of newly emerging industries and small private companies.
Includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal (1979-present), the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals, and Bureau van Dijk company profiles.