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Company and Industry Information: Company and Industry

Welcome to the Company Information workshop.

Company & Industry Databases

 Find a complete listing of key company and industry databases here

Company Annual Reports

Annual reports are a good source of information for the company's history, financial affairs and other activities.

Private companies are not always required to release information to the public, making them harder to research. Public companies are required to provide quarterly and annual reports, making them easier to research.

Often you can find current annual reports from a company's website. Also try:

IBISWorld (Australia, with some US and China- public and private)

  • Company reports on the top 2000 Australian companies
  • Industry reports on Australian industries, as well as selected US and Chinese industries
  • Australian Industry Risk Rating reports with forecasted risks the industry will face over the next 18 months
 Finding Company Reports


1. In IBISWorld type your company name into the search box on the home page

2. If your company appears in the results list click on the title to open the report

3. Use the menu on the left hand side to browse key information.

To download the report click this red arrow icon next to the company name for options.

To browse all company reports 

  •  Select 'Company Research' from the top banner on the home page and then select 'Australia Company Reports'.
 Finding Industry Reports


1. In the IBISWorld homepage, type your industry into the search box 

2. Select the Industry report from the results lists Tip: Look for the industry symbol next to the report  

3. When you open the report use the menu on the left hand side to browse key information 

  To download the report click this red arrow icon next to the industry name

To browse all Industry Research reports

1. Select 'Industry Research' from the menu on the IBISWorld homepage

2. Select the 'Country' you are interested in from the options on the left hand side

 Finding Industry Risk Ratings Reports


IBISWorld has 500 risk ratings reports. When in an Industry report look for this symbol on the left hand side.

To browse all Risk Ratings reports

1. Select Risk Ratings from the menu on the top banner.

2. Select the Australia Risk Ratings Reports  to see available risk ratings reports by industry

Finding Risk iExpert Summary Reports

 

IBISWorld has 500 Risk iExpert summary reports. When in an Industry report look for this symbol on the left hand side.

To browse all Risk iExpert Summary reports

1. Select Risk Ratings from the menu on the top banner.

2. Select Australia Risk iExpert Summaries to see available summary reports by industry

Company 360 (Australia - public and private)

Navigate to Company360

  • Contains Annual reports and detailed company ownership structure (family tree)
  • Download reports with income statements, cash flow statements. and profitability ratios
  • Generate a mailing list to conduct surveys
 Quick Search

Use the Quick search icon  to open the search box and type in the name of a company.

The Company Report 360 View page provides a snapshot of a company. The menu on the right allows you to browse through more specific information, and you can Download a report for the company.

 Advanced Search

Use the Advanced Search to build  a company list filtered by criteria such as industry, location, number of employees, and many other attributes. It enables you to answer questions like this:

What are the mining companies in SA with more than $50M revenue?

Build your search by selecting criteria from the left hand side. For this example you would select:

  • Location > State > SA
  • Industries > Industry search > B - Mining
  • Key Information > Revenue > $50m - $500m > Search
 See the Company360 user guide for more detail about advanced searching
 Mailing List

A mailing list provides you with contact details for a range of people within the company, which is useful for conducting surveys across a range of companies. Please note that email addresses are not included.

See the Mailing List instructions in the Company360 user guide

The Library is charged (via credits) once the Generate Report button is selected. Please only generate a report if required.

DatAnalysis Premium - Morningstar (Australia - public)

Navigate to DatAnalysis Premium database
  • Includes public companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange
  • Corporate details - executive profiles and biographies, operational history
  • Shareholdings and dividend history, as well as historical financial data
  • Information regarding takeovers and mergers
  • See Data Overview for more
 Company Information

Use the search box on the right to search for the company's ASX code or name. This will open up the company report.

   When in a Company Report:
 

  • to find subsidiaries: select Controlled Entities
  • to find ratios: select Financial data on the left, and then the Ratio tab
  • to see monthly (Jan 1988+) or daily (from Jan 2000) prices: select Price History
  • to see a price chart: select Price History, and then choose the Price Chart tab
  • to find current and previous annual reports - select Annual Reports
For searching tips, see the DatAnalysis Searching and Reporting guide

Hoover's Company Profiles (public and private)

Navigate to Hoover's Company Profiles

  • Includes company overviews, history, competitors and rankings
  • Company Profile report includes a Financial summary
  • Use the main search box to search for a company name

 Ensure the 'Hoover's Company Profiles content only' box is ticked beneath the search box.

D&B Hoovers (formerly OneSource) (International - public and private)

Navigate to D&B Hoovers

  • Access to broker reports for publicly listed organisations
  • Industry reports
  • SWOT reports for the top 5,000 global companies
  • Financial information including annual ratios, stock reports, geographical segments, business segments, income statements, balance sheets and cash flow
 Company Information

Watch this short video (3mins) on finding company information using D&B Hoovers.

 Industry Information

1. Type the name of an industry into the Search for a Company box e.g. supermarket

2. Change the drop down menu to Industries

3. Select the link to the industry code from the search results

Watch this short video (3mins) on finding industry information using D&B Hoovers.

Passport GMID (Euromonitor) (International - public and private)

Navigate to Passport GMID

  • Contains approximately 1,500 company profiles for top 20-40 companies within an industry
  • Country reports provide commentary on sales trends, new product and marketing developments, consumer preferences, national company and brand competition and market strategies
  • Includes historic and consumer forecast statistics,  global reports, major market profiles, country reports, industry reports as well as brand and selected company information
 Company Information

For a Company Report use the Companies tab. To find all mentions of a company in a variety of sources do a keyword search.

 Industry Information

On the homepage, locate the Country Reports box, and select your chosen industry, product category and region:

 Statistical Information

From the home page, use the Search Statistics search box. Choose an industry and industry category from drop-down menus and then select Go.

  Watch the video Working with Statistics (third on the list of videos)

Business Source Complete (International- public and private)

 Company Information

Type in the name of your company and select 'CO Company Entity'.

  See more tips on Searching for Company Information

 Company Profiles

To find MarketLine/Medtrack Company Profiles, use the Company Profiles option.

Company Profiles [Image source: Business Source Complete, EbscoHost]
 
  See more tips on Search for Company Profiles
Industry Profiles

To search for an industry profile, enter the name of the industry (i.e. wine or retail or perfumery) in the search box and click Search:

Under Refine Results select Source Types > Industry Profiles (select Show More to see the full range of sources)

Limiting by Industry Profiles [Image source: Business Source Complete, EbscoHost]

Statista: The Leading Statistics Portal (international)

Navigate to Statista

  • Industry statistics from market, trade, scientific, and government sources
  • Free to publish charts in presentations, website and marketing materials
  • Download diagrams as Graphic (PNG), Excel (XLS), PowerPoint (PPT) or PDF
 
 Company and Industry Information

To find company information – type name of company into search box

e.g. netflix

To find industry information – type industry keywords into search box

e.g. streaming services

Once you have opened a result, to view the topic as a single document, select the View Dossier button.

WARC (World Advertising Research Center)

Navigate to WARC​​​​​​​

  • An online service offering advertising best practice, evidence, and insights from the world's leading brands
  • Can search by brand or industry to get case studies of advertising and marketing campaigns
  • To browse articles in an industry select the three horizontal lines in the top right corner > Analysis > Browse by Topic > Categories
  • Results can be filtered by country and/or industry
 
See the User Guide for tips on navigating WARC