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1 LIB340 F INDING C OMPANY I NFORMATION Lingnan University Library Feb 2013 TERENCE CHEUNG – REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

2 OUTLINE Basic Research Strategies Company Information Company Profiles Competitors Annual Reports & Company Financials Stock Prices Credit Ratings Company News China Company Information 2

3 AFTER THE WORKSHOP, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO: Know basic research strategies. Learn different categories of company information. Have an overview on resources available for finding company information. Use some selected databases to find company information. 3

4 4 What library service do you use? What sources do you use for your research? Any problems?

5 5 Make the things right at the beginning. Good investment of time.

6 6 What do you do before you do a research? WhatWhyWhereWhenWhich Don’t need all the answers at the beginning!!!

7 COMPANY INFORMATION GUIDE Research  LU  Business  Company Information 7

8 C OMPANY P ROFILES & INFORMATION DATABASES: Hoover’s Online Information on over 45,000 public and private companies including company history, top officers, financials, competitors, location, company news, etc. Business Source Premier – Company Profiles Includes articles on business fields such as marketing, management, accounting, finance, economics, etc. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, etc. 8

9 INTERNET RESOURCES: Company Information (from Etnet) Provides company profiles for listed companies in Hong Kong Company Histories (from Answers.com) 9 C OMPANY P ROFILES & INFORMATION

10 C OMPETITORS Hoover’s Online Osiris Business Source Premier – Company Profiles Factiva [Companies/Markets] 10

11 H OOVER ’ S O NLINE EXERCISE 1. Can you find me the gross profit of Bossini (the Hong Kong clothing retail store) in 2012? 2. Try to build a list of china listed insurance companies with annual sales greater or equal to USD8,000 million. Tell me how many companies did you find and what’s their name. 11

12 A NNUAL R EPORTS & C OMPANY F INANCIALS DATABASE: Osiris Datastream Factiva [Companies/Markets] LexisNexis Academic Compustat Bloomberg Terminal INTERNET RESOURCES: HKExNews on=companySearch Listed Companies of HK [from irasia.com] 12

13 S TOCK P RICES DATABASES: Datastream Bloomberg Terminal INTERNET RESOURCES: ETNet Bloomberg.com 13

14 CREDIT RATINGS Standard & Poor’s RatingsDirect Standard & Poor’s RatingsDirect :Web-based source for Standard & Poor's global credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. 14 Current data

15 C OMPANY N EWS Databases: Factiva (English) Factiva LexisNexis Academic (English) LexisNexis Academic Wisesearch (English & Chinese) Wisesearch 15

16 L EXIS N EXIS A CADEMIC EXERCISE There is a news in South China Morning Posting in December 2012 mentioning the number of sales of iPhone 5 in the first week of official sales in mainland China. Can you locate this news and tell me how many iPhone have been sold in the first week in mainland China? 16

17 C HINA C OMPANY I NFORMATION Databases: Wind China Financial Information Services(Wind.Net) Financial data and news for China including listed companies (A-share and B-share), fund, bond, macro economic data, etc. CSMAR Company financial information and trading statistics of listed companies in China. Includes both A Shares and B Shares.. China InfoBank ( 中國資訊行 ) An important source of economic and business data, legislations, statistics and news of Mainland China. Most information is in Chinese. 中國公司企業產品 中國經濟新聞 中國商業報告 17

18 NEED HELP? 18 Ask A Librarian Integrated Helpdesk Tel: Chat Reference Service 2pm-5pm, Mon-Fri Research Consultation Service

19 19 Thank you for your time and the most important, your patience.


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