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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:
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. Delivery format options are PDF, Word or Excel.
To browse all company 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
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
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
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.
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:
See the Company360 user guide for more detail about advanced searching.
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.
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:
For searching tips, see the DatAnalysis Searching and Reporting guide.
Ensure the 'Hoover's Company Profiles content only' box is ticked beneath the search box.
Watch this short video (3mins) on finding company information using D&B Hoovers.
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 requires you to complete a one-time registration process.
The first time you access Passport GMID you will need to:
If you get an error message then just close the tab in the browser and click on the link to access PASSPORT GMID again from the catalogue record.
For a Company Report use the Companies tab. To find all mentions of a company in a variety of sources do a keyword search.
On the homepage, locate the Country Reports box, and select your chosen industry, product category and region:
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)
Type in the name of your company and select 'CO Company Entity'.
See more tips on Searching for Company Information
To find MarketLine/Medtrack Company Profiles, use the Company Profiles option.
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)
To find company information – type name of company into search box
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.
The EMIS University database offers information on the more than 165 emerging markets. You can find research and analytical data, news, and hard-to-get information.
Search the database by entering your search term/s into the global search box, or select a collated category to delve into a specific topic.
From the Home page, select More about industries from the Industries box.
Now you can select which industry sub-categories to explore. Industry analysis includes:
From the Home page, select More about companies from the Companies box.
Now you can select your sub-category. Sub-categories in company analysis include: