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BA 494: International Management (James): Company Research

these will help you find resources for you assignment

Company Profiles & Articles

Example: I want a swot analysis for McKinsey.

  • Click the button/link for "A Publication"
  • Type mckinsey swot analysis into the "Search for something specific box"
  • Type globaldata into the Find Publication box and select Globaldata-Company Profiles
  • Click Search

Example: I want a Hoover’s company report for Procter and Gamble.

  • Click the button/link for "A Publication"
  • Type Procter and Gamble into the "Search for something specific box"
  • Type "Hoover's Company Records - In-depth Records" into the "Find Publication" box
  • Click Search

Use Business Premier Source Premier to access articles and SWOT analyses.

Example #1: I need a SWOT analysis for Yum! Brands.

  • Type yum brands! into the first box
  • Type SWOT int the second box
  • Go to Publication Date on the left-hand side to limit your results to more recent articles.

Example #2: I need articles about consumers’ perceptions of Zara.

  • Type zara the first box
  • Type consumers or customers into the second box
  • Click Search

Example #3: I want articles on Nike's strategies.

  • Type nike into the first box
  • Type strateg* into the second box (the asterisk gives variations such as strategic, strategies, strategy, etc.)
  • Click Search

Company Financial Information

Example: I need information on Nike's sales for specific geographic regions.

  • Type nike and select Nike inc
  • Click the tab for Business Segments

Example: I need income statement, balance sheet and cash flow data for Nike

  • Type nike and select Nike inc
  • Click Company Financials
  • Use the pull-down menu to select the type of financial data (Balance Sheet, Income Statement or Cash Flow)
  • Click Refresh

Example: I need 10-K and 10-Q reports for Nike.

  • Click the link at the top of the screen for "Government Filings"
  • Type Nike into the Company Name box
  • Click the circle for "Last 12 months"
  • Select 10K & 10Q with the pull-down menu for Filing Type
  • Click Search
  • The 10-Q reports will have the most updated information on the impact of Covid on companies

Example: I want a breakdown of Inditex's (parent company of Zara) by business segment and region.

  • Type in inditex (the parent company of Zara) into the box
  • Click the link for "Business Segments"
  • Change "As reported currency" to US Dollar
  • Click Refresh

Example: I need income statement, balance sheet and cash flow data for Zara.

  • Type in inditex (the parent company of Zara) into the box
  • Select Industria De Diseno Textil (Inditex) SA
  • Click Company Financials
  • Use the pull-down menu to select the type of financial data (Balance Sheet, Income Statement or Cash Flow)
  • Use the pull-down menu to convert Euros to US Dollars
  • Click Refresh
  • Select the Years you need with the pull-down menu
  • Click Refresh

Example: I need the most recent financials for Inditex.

  • Type in inditex (the parent company of Zara) into the box
  • Select Industria De Diseno Textil (Inditex) SA
  • Click the link for "Annual Reports"
  • Select the latest Interim Report

Example: I need balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement data for Airbnb.

  • Type either airbnb or the the ticker symbol (ABNB) into the search box and select Airbnb, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ABNB)
  • On the left-hand side, scroll to the Financials/Valuation section and select either income statement, balance sheet or cash flow statement
  • Data can be downloaded into Excel

Types of information available from Refinitiv:

  • In-depth research reports from companies like Morningstar, UBS, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Trefis, RBC, Barclay's, etc. Avoid the reports from BuySellsSignal Research and Minkabu.
  • Environmental Social Governance (ESG) indicators
  • SWOT Analyses
  • Supply Chain (referred to as a "Value Chain"
  • Peer Analysis (available for diversity & inclusion, profitability, fundamental ratios, peer comparison (data like P/E ratios, beta)

Private Companies

Companies like McKinsey Consulting are privately held