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Business Industry Guide: Electronic Components (as of Summer 2020): Company, Business, and Market Research
Researching the electronic components market? Use the resources in this guide!
Access to research reports containing key statistics, industry conditions, market characteristics, industry performance, external market drivers, key success factors, and 5-year revenue forecasts for each US industry. Charts and graphs download into Excel, and detailed written analysis provides explanations and insights. Our subscription also includes Global Market Research Reports that analyze 75 of the largest industries on a world-wide scale.
IBIS World will assist you in better understanding the industry this company is in along with the markets it supplies and is helpful with the following aspects of your research:
Competitor Analysis (detailed market share)
Foreign Entry Potential
Example: I am looking for background on the electronics industry in the United States.
Type electronics into the search box and click search
Check the boxes on the sidebar menu for United States and Industry Reports and scroll down until you see the related reports listed below:
Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing in the US
Circuit Board & Electronic Component Manufacturing in the US
US Electronics Part & Equipment Wholesaling in the US
Example: I am looking to understand the market for car electronics
Type automobile into the search box and click search
Scroll down on the results page to locate the report Automobile Electronics Manufacturing in the US
Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. This database is only available to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff. For an overview of how to use Nexis Uni, visit this page.
Example: I need a Hoovers Company Report for Arrow Electronics
Under the heading What are you interested in? click the box for Company Info
Type "Arrow Electronics, Inc." into the box
Select ... and Show Me > Company Profile
On the resulting page, type "Hoovers" on the sidebar Search Within Results
Locate the Hoovers Company Report for "Arrow Electronics, Inc." Hoover's Company Records - In-depth Records
Example: I want to get a Company Dossier for Arrow Electronics for a compilation of many data points on Arrow Electronics
On the LexisNexis Uni homepage, click on the image icon for Business
Click on Find a Company in the section labeled Company Dossier
On the resulting page, type "Arrow Electronics" into the Company Name box and click Search
From the list, select Arrow Electronics, Inc (ARW)
Tip: Use the menu bar on the left to see news related to the company
Access to the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,200 journals. Coverage includes helpful company research reports and SWOT analyses from Marketline as well as full-text access to many trade publication for industry specific news and trends.
Example: I need a SWOT analysis for Avnet Inc.
Type Avnet into the first box
Type swot into the second box and click search
Example: I need articles on Mouser Electronics distribution
Type Mouser Electronics into the first box
Type distrib* into the second box and click search
PrivCo.com is a well-known source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies
Use PrivCo to access a list of competitors based on a company or industry criteria and to obtain financial data for a private company.
Example: I need KPIs for 4 Star Electronics
Enter 4 Star Electronics in the search box after signing in to your account
Mergent Online provides business and financial information for over 23,000 U.S. and international companies. 30 years of historical stock prices are available. SEC filings (real-time and archived to 1993) are included for the 10,000+ NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchange companies. Financials for 15 years are "as reported" and can be downloaded to spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Select private company reports are available.
Use Mergent to obtain the revenues for a company's different major business segments and to compare how a company stacks up financially the competitors.
Example: I want to know the revenue stream for Avnet, Inc.
Enter Avnet and select the company from the list
From the opening page that opens with Company Details, click on the Business Segments
Locate the chart Business Analysis and select Years, Scale, and Currency