Where can I find industry and company financial ratios?

Financial ratios are often used to compare a company against an industry average or other companies in order to benchmark or measure a company’s performance. Industry ratios are often useful when creating the financial components of a business plan. This article discusses several resources that can be used to find industry and company financial ratios. … Continued

Zack’s Equity Reports

Zack’s Equity Reports (stock reports) offer 6-7 page analysis of companies, including things like buy/sell/hold recommendations, reasons to buy, reasons to sell, and a good amount of analysis for reach company. … Continued

Finding a SWOT analysis

A SWOT analysis refers to the examination of a company’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. One of the best places to look for a listing of a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats is Business Source Complete.Once the database is open, simply do a search for you company in the search box. If a SWOT … Continued

How to find Company Annual Reports

About this Article Annual reports offer a wealth of information when you are researching specific companies. This article will familiarize researchers with annual reports, how to use them, and how to find them. What is an annual report? An annual report is a document that a company makes available to its shareholders each year. The … Continued

Fastest-growing Private Companies

Each year, INC. composes a list of the top 500 fastest-growing private companies. The 2009 list can be accessed at the INC website.  The methodology for creating the list is as follows: The Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating … Continued

The World’s Most Influential Companies

The World’s Most Influential Companies

BusinessWeek, working with an advisory board of 14 academics, consultants, and industry leaders worldwide, has developed a list of the World’s Most Influential Companies. We selected 10 companies that played a major role in their industry over the past year and could shape the corporate landscape for years to come. Have a look at the … Continued

Most Admired Companies 2008

Most Admired Companies 2008

Fortune Magazine has released their list of Most Admired Companies for 2008.  The list can be browsed by industry, by state, and by best and worst selections.

100 Best Companies to work for

100 Best Companies to work for

Fortune has published their 2008 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  The list can be sorted in a number of different ways.  Of particular interest is the sections for Women and Minorities.

Forbe’s Best Big Companies in America

Forbe’s Best Big Companies in America

America’s Best Big Companies This is our 10th year of selecting the 400 Best Big Companies in America. Our methodology for choosing the winners is so stringent that 165 companies from last year’s 400 did not make the cut for 2008. Not only must companies pass our benchmarks for financial growth rates and returns, but … Continued

Biggest Public Companies in the World

Biggest Public Companies in the World

Forbes has a list of The World’s 2,000 Largest Public Companies.  Forbes used “four measures — sales, market value, assets and profits — to produce a composite measure of bigness.”  Companies can be filtered by company as well as by industry, rank, and more.  Also, Forbes has generated a list of Global High Performers, which … Continued

Most Admired Companies

Most Admired Companies

Fortune has released the list of America’s Most Admired Companies.  The companies can be sorted by industry, by alphabet, by state, and by other criteria.  Take a look at the companies in Ohio that made the list. Link via Resource Shelf.