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Business Sources: Company Profile

Hoover's

Hoover's Online

Most companies listed in Hoover's contain  the following information:

  • description
  • industry information; trends, challenges
  • news & press releases
  • products & operation (including sales figures for outside the U.S.)
  • financials (including industry & market medians)
  • competitors

Business Source Complete

Most companies in Business Source Complete have the following:

  • Company Profile
  • Market Research Reports
  • Industry Profiles
  • Articles in popular, trade,and  scholarly publications
  • Datamonitor Reports (Marketline)
  • SWOT analysis
  • Country Reports

 

Non-U.S. Companies

European Business Search Engine   Online Business Directory of 2.3 million European suppliers; free access to detailed statistics; links to company webpages

Nexis Uni (Formerly Lexis Nexis)

Nexis Uni

Most company entries contain:

  • overview (including hierarchy, i.e., parent & subsidiaries)
  • news articles (including news by region of the world)
  • financials
  • legal information (cases)
  • analyst reports
  • some industry financials and ratios (varies)

MarketLine

Marketline Advantage

Company profiles for 50,000 public and private companies giving detailed insight into how companies are organized and function.

Company reports (may) include:

  • description
  • history
  • subsidiaries
  • SWOT
  • competitors
  • revenue analysis
  • PEST analysis for countries (political, economic, social, technological)
  • analysis of industries country by country, some global


Manufacturers

ThomasNet  Directory of U.S. and Canadian national, regional, and local manufacturers