Financial sources can be extremely useful to any company research, giving anything from straight figures to an insight into company structure, ownership and strategy.  Try the following resources:

Fame

Use for financial data and ownership information on UK companies, both public and private.  No full-text analysis is provided.  Fame will give you up to 10 years of financials – including balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and key financial ratios.  Fame also gives details of company SIC codes (standard industrial classification) which can then be used to identify other firms in the same sector. Access financials via the Table of Contents on the right.

Thomson One

Includes financials for thousands of listed companies worldwide plus brokers’ and analysts’ reports on both companies and industries. Enter your company name or ticker in the top search-box and click ‘Go’. 

The ‘Company Overview’ gives a summary snapshot. Click through to the ‘Full Summary’ for more in-depth information. The ‘Fundamentals’ menu option provides access to various financial reports and an international peer group comparison.  To access commentaries on company performance from firms such as Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley, select the ‘Research’ option.

Factiva

Key financials are available for listed companies in the Company Snapshot section.  Click on the link to ‘Financial Results’ in the snapshot page for 5 years of financials – including key ratios.  Select from various statement types via the dropdown menu. Data can be downloaded into a spreadsheet. 

If you have any questions about sourcing company financials, please contact MIRC.

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