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ACCT 603 Accounting for Multinational Enterprises

This guide was created to help students locate business data and relevant industry information for their ACCT 603 course.

Locating Financial Information for Publicly Traded Companies

The below databases provide financial information for publicly traded companies. Some of the highlights: Mergent Online is a great starting place and it is easy to access SEC filings here. LexisNexis Academic contains access to Hoovers In-Depth Company Reports. 

Mergent Online Company Information Video Tutorial from Pepperdine University Libraries on Vimeo.

Example: I need a Hoovers Company Report for Tesla

  • Under the heading What are you interested in? click the box for Company Info 
  • Type "tesla" into the box
  • Select ... and Show Me > Company Profile
  • Click Search
  • On the resulting page, type "Hoovers" on the sidebar Search Within Results
  • Locate the Hoovers Company Report for "Tesla, Inc." Hoover's Company Records - In-depth Records

Locating Financial Information for Privately Held Companies

Researching private companies is more challenging than publicly-traded companies since they are not required to report information to the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). 

Example: I need the financial data on DropBox.

  • Enter Dropbox in the search box after signing in to your account
  • Click Go
  • Select the record titled Dropbox

Market Reports

Additional Resources for Company Research

These two library databases may also serve you well when doing online research. While the library does not subscribe to Dun & Bradstreet's Million $ Directory, you can use Reference USA for company directory searching. If you need financial ratios for industries, the RMA database can be a useful tool.