Company financial information is readily available when companies are publicly traded. Regulations from the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC ensure that public companies disclose their financial data. Because privately held companies are not subject to the same rules as publicly traded companies, there is usually far less financial information available.
The next part of this guide will provide search tips on which library resources are best for publicly traded companies and which will contain some data for privately held companies. They are resources available to you as current Pepperdine students.