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Kathryn A. Martin Library

Company Research

Getting Started with Company Research

The first step in company research is to know whether the company is a public company, a  private company, or a subsidiary of a larger company. The type of company you are researching will determine how much information you will be able to find.

Company Profiles

Company Financials

Company-Specific Ratios

Financial ratios are used as a method for measuring a company’s performance against other companies in an industry as well as measuring industry performance.