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Mergent Online Introduction
The following guide will help you navigate through Mergent Online and find areas where you could pull data points for your project.
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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.
Mergent Online Searching
- Enter the publicly traded company into the search bar. If you type slow, the database will start to auto-populate suggestions for you. Choose the correct company from that list.
- You can also search using the SIC or NAICS codes to the left to find companies that fall into those codes.
Ford Motor Company Details Tab
The company details tab will provide you with multiple data points such as key executives' salaries, number of employees, stock pricing which can be adjusted for different values, and much more.
Company Financials Tab
The following sections are found under the company financial tab.
As Reported: This section contains the reported annual balance sheet.
Prelims: Contains the companies prelim balance sheet and annual statement.
Restated: The restated tab contains detailed information on where the company has its money invested in the company. For example, you can find their cash and cash allowances information, building and software investments, and etc.
Ratios: You will need this data for your projects where you have to calculate the ratios for the company.
Analysis: The analysis section contains comprehensive data on the last three tabs.
The reports tab is where you can locate the companies 10K reports. You can also locate industry reports made available by Mergent here.