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Company Information - Introduction

 During your course you will probably need to find out information about a company or industry sector. The aim of this guide is to where you might find this type of information, both from library and free web resources.

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Getting started

The best place to start finding information on a company is the company’s own website. Most well-known public companies will have excellent web pages with a wealth of company information and data – if you can find them hidden amongst the pages designed to sell the company’s products and services!

Once you have found the home page, start looking for these types of phrases as links: Investor Relations; About Us; Shareholder Information; Company. They could be anywhere on the home page and are not always obvious.

When you have located a suitable link, click on it and you should be able to find:

  • Latest and Previous Annual Reports & Accounts
  • Presentation to Analysts (Sometimes)
  • Press Releases & Company Announcements
  • Current and Historical Share Prices
  • Brokers’ Reports (Occasionally)
  • SEC filings e.g. 10-K’s  (US public companies only)

Each company website is different and will not necessarily contain the same information nor use the same descriptions as above.

Please Note: Not all well-known companies are quoted companies – e.g.: Mars the international confectionery and pet food manufacturer is a private company and reveals very little corporate information about itself on its website. You need to identify its subsidiaries.

ASDA is no longer a quoted company, so it does not provide much of the information above on its website. You may have to research its parent Wal-Mart to find out about ASDA.

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