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Business Sources: Company Profile


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 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


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