Company profiles will generally include a company overview and key facts, information on structure and strategy, details of top competitors, major products and services, prospects etc.  Various resources contain company profiles including:

MarketLine Advantage

Contains over 10,000 documents on companies worldwide.  Search by company name or browse by various criteria.  Profiles include key facts and an overview, details of major products and services, revenue analysis, SWOT analysis, listings of top competitors by area of business etc.

Click on ‘Companies’ on the black menu bar and type your company name into the Companies search box. Click on any company name to open and browse the report.

To download, use the ‘Export’ option at the top right.

Factiva

Company Snapshots give you a general company overview including both Reuters and Datamonitor business descriptions.  You also have access to company performance and segment information including financial results, a peer-group analysis which ranks competitors and links to latest news items. Standard reports can be downloaded to pdf or you can create a report customised to your requirements. To access these, select ‘Companies / Markets’ > ‘Company’ from the tabs at the top left of the Factiva homepage.

Company Snapshot from Factiva

Thomson One

Thomson One includes company profiles and SWOT analyses within its Research section. Often you will find reports there from companies such as GlobalData listed alongside brokers’ and analysts’ reports. These suppliers generally give quality company overviews within their reports.

Watch out for GlobalData reports in Thomson One!

If you have any questions about finding company information in Library resources, please contact MIRC.

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