Company information abounds. Check the Company LibGuide for strategies to find articles, reports, and more.
Business Source Complete : Contains citations to articles and reports in business magazines and academic journals. Many of the articles are available full text.
Lexis-Nexis Academic : Contains full text newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, as well as company financial information and information on companies from a variety of standard directories. Very current information. Good analysis for why the facts matter to the investor and for your project.
Market Share Reporter now available in digital format, is a grab bag of whatever has been published recently about market share for products. Current 2 years @ Research/Information Desk. Older editions in Reference stacks @REF HF5410.M35 Check various years for company or product market share information.
In the Lexis Nexis research database, ratios for any group of publicly traded companies can be compared by searching in the Company Dossier portion of the site (bottom right corner of the landing page).
Consult a list of top competitors from any company snapshot; and click on the Compare Companies link at the bottom of the company snapshot screen. On the next screen key in ticker symbols for as many of those companies as you want to compare.
NOTE: This will work best with companies who are direct competitors in the industry (i.e. they have the same primary NAICS code that your company has). Comparing two companies with diversified operations may be of limited value. For example, Apple and Motorola are competing for mobile phone business; but each one competes in a good many other product markets as well. So ratios for the whole company do not give a very clear or complete picture of how they fare in the cell phone market.