library information sources for financial management l.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Library Information Sources for Financial Management PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Library Information Sources for Financial Management

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 27

Library Information Sources for Financial Management - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Library Information Sources for Financial Management BUAD 381 Charlotte Johnson Jones Reference & Social Sciences Librarian Fall 2008 Information needs for Financial Management Corporate information Annual reports and financial statements Trends, ratios, stock prices, other benchmarks

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

Library Information Sources for Financial Management

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
library information sources for financial management

Library Information Sources for Financial Management

BUAD 381

Charlotte Johnson Jones

Reference & Social Sciences Librarian

Fall 2008

information needs for financial management
Information needs forFinancial Management
  • Corporate information
    • Annual reports and financial statements
    • Trends, ratios, stock prices, other benchmarks
    • Analysis and outlooks
  • Industry information
    • Trends, ratios, and other financial indicators
    • Analysis and outlooks

UMW Libraries have online and print resources to help you find all of these.

download corporate financials in excel from 10k wizard
Download corporate financials in Excel from 10K Wizard

10K Wizard is a database

of financial and other information drawn from SEC filings by U.S. publicly traded companies.


10K Wizard is a rich database with many ways to search for and compile information on companies. Take the 10K Tour watch the UMW ShowMe! video to learn more.

Use the Financials view for this assignment.

use ticker symbol for precise results
Use ticker symbol for precise results

Enter the ticker symbol for your corporation.

Choose Annual or Quarterly statements and the items you want to see.

view the company capsule and your selected financial statement in time series
View the Company Capsule and your selected financial statement in time series

Notice the SIC number for this corporation.

Click to download to Excel

Click on Source to see the text of the actual 10K filing.

WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get. You can delete and compress line items once the data is in Excel.

please logout
Please logout

Please be sure to logout. UMW subscription allows only two concurrent users.

standard and poor s netadvantage
Standard and Poor’sNetAdvantage

S&P NetAdvantage offers excellent access to stock prices, trends, and other subscription corporate and industry analysis.

Choose Companies tab for information on an individual company.

an s p company profile
An S&P Company Profile

Financials are compressed and not downloadable in Excel. S&P numbers and analysis tend to be based on stock prices, valuations, and trends.

valuation tab includes a beta coefficient
Valuation tab includes a Beta coefficient


Beta: Look at the Glossary to see how the S&P beta is derived.

Watch our step-by-step ShowMe! Video “Using NetAdvantage” at

free non subscription sources of corporate information
Free, non-subscriptionsources of corporate information
  • Corporate web sites, including annual reports
  • SEC EDGAR: federal database of 10-K and other SEC-required reports in downloadable format. 10K Wizard makes the whole process a lot easier.
industry codes comparing apples and
Industry codes:Comparing apples and . . .
  • Governments, including the federal government, and financial information publishers, such as S&P or Mergent, use industry codes (also known as classification systems) to sort and organize information about similar companies.
  • The problem? Not everyone uses the same system.
  • Even the federal government has two systems in widespread use.

Why do you care?

  • Because if you compare your corporation’s financial picture to that of other corporations in an industry, you want to be sure you are comparing apples and apples.
  • Make sure you know what classification system is used in each information source you consult.
naics north american industry classification system
NAICSNorth American Industry Classification System
  • Provides common industry definitions for Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
  • NAICS, which was integral to the implementation of NAFTA, replaces the countries' separate classification systems with one uniform system for classifying industries.
  • In the United States, NAICS replaced the Standard Industrial Classification system or SIC codes.
  • The online version, posted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, is found at
  • Simpson Library has a print version of NAICS at REFB HF 1042.N6 2002.
sics standard industrial classification system
SICSStandard Industrial Classification System
  • Was theoretically superseded by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
  • However both systems are still widely in use, by information publishers and even by the federal government
  • A searchable online version, posted by the U. S. Department of Labor is available at
  • Simpson Library has a print version at REFB HF1042/.A55/1987.
proprietary code systems
Proprietary code systems
  • Are called proprietary because they are the intellectual property of the individual publishers that use them.
  • For example, the Dow Jones database Factiva uses its own set of industry categories and alphanumeric industry codes.
types of industry financial information
Types ofindustry financial information
  • Ratios, trends, and other indicators compiled from tax returns, financial statements and other sources of information about a pool of similar companies
  • Many major players in financial information publish these on a regular basis, including Mergent (formerly Moody’s), Standard & Poor’s, and Dun & Bradstreet
  • Ratios will be a key tool in analyzing corporations and industries in this course
  • Simpson Library has many resources, including reference books and databases, to help you find industry ratios
industry norms key business ratios desk top edition
Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios:Desk-Top Edition
  • Norms and 14 key business ratios by SIC classification
  • Drawn from financial statements of one million companies in Dun &Bradstreet Financial Information Base
  • Includes information about how ratios are calculated
  • Published annually
  • Library holds 1990-
  • Accounting period is the calendar year, although the date of publication on the books looks like a fiscal year.)
  • Most recent edition, as of 9/25/2008 is 2006/2007 edition with data and ratios for calendar year 2006.
  • Call number: REFB HF5681 .R25 I53

Use this one for BUAD 381

s p s industry structure
S&P’s industry structure

S&P uses its own industry classifications.

use the s p industry surveys with caution for this assignment
Use the S&P Industry Surveys with caution for this assignment
  • The surveys are an excellent, respected source
  • Use them as a guideline for how to write an analysis of financial data
  • Do not use them as a sole source or major source for your analysis
  • Draw your own conclusions from your own calculations and your own research
periodical articles
Periodical articles
  • Are a good source of both corporate and industry analysis and forecasts
  • Can provide a snapshot of what analysts were thinking and projecting at a certain point in the past
  • Are found in Simpson Library databases, including Business Source Complete and Factiva

Watch our ShowMe! video for how to use Business Source Complete.

factiva from dow jones
Factiva, from Dow Jones
  • Has almost 100% full-text content, including The Wall Street Journal
  • Contains approximately 8,000 news, business, and trade publications
  • 1,000 are foreign language titles
  • Can be difficult and/or overwhelming to search
  • For best results, take advantage of Factiva “Intelligent Indexing”
use intelligent indexing to find your company
Use Intelligent Indexing to find your company

Click the + sign.

Type the company name in the search box.

Click the symbol to open a list of options.

Important: Click once on the company name you want to search. Do not double click!Double clicking removes the company from the search.

now choose the subject
Now choose the subject

Click the + sign to see the choices. Open Subject  Content Types.

Wow! Analysis! Commentary/Opinion! Choose one and click on it once.

change or to and
Change OR to AND

Change “Or” to “And.”

Run the search.

great results
Great results!

Click a title to see full text. Use the icons to e-mail, print, or save.

find industry analysis too
Find industry analysis too

Or use “Editor’s Choice” under Subject for analytical articles selected by Factiva content specialists.

Use the same strategy to search for industry analysis.