The following websites can be used to collect data and statistics for your research. Some resources require a log in. Use your myEFSC credentials to log in.
from the University of Florida
Some of our business databases can be used to search for company profiles. Below is an example of how to search for a company profile using Business Insights: Essentials:
The search yielded 13 results
Nexus Uni is another database that can be used to search for company profiles
This yielded 10,000+ results. You can use the limiter menu on the left side to filter results if desired.
Why are annual reports important?
"An annual report is a comprehensive report detailing a company’s activities throughout the preceding year. Its purpose is to provide users, such as shareholders or potential investors, with information about the company’s operations and financial performance." Source: Corporate Financial Institute. https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/knowledge/finance/annual-report/
AnnualReports.com - "The most complete and up-to-date listing of Annual Reports online."
Public Register's Annual Report Service (PRARS) - Order free annual reports of public companies
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission This website offers free financial data including quarterly and annual reports on most U.S. public companies such as 10K and 10Q filings. In addition to corporate filings, news, laws and regulations, a quick EDGAR tutorial is offered on this site.
Created by Michael Ported for Harvard Business School, this tutorial explains how this five point framework can be used to "help companies assess industry attractiveness, how trends will affect industry competition, which industries a company should compete in—and how companies can position themselves for success."