A basic company profile usually includes a summary of a company's products or services, operations, key personnel and contact details. Other comprehensive profiles may include some basic financials, principle subsidiaries, major competitors, SWOT analyses and more:
Investext (Thomson One Banker)
access to investment and brokerage reports and analyses covering companies, industries, and commodities worldwide.
Data contributors: include more than 1.600 banks and stockbroker firms, among these JP Morgan, HSBC Global Research and Deutsche Bank Research. The database contains more than 6 million reports and is updated daily with up till 3000 new reports.
Content: main focus is listed companies
Coverage: you find reports from the early 1980's and forward. The coverage change from company to company
Search hint: Investext is now an integrated part of Thomson One Banker.
Choose Company Views > Research > Company Research or/and search by Advanced Search (Screening & Analysis > Research > Research Search > Advanced Search). In search field Industry you can limit your search by searching on a specific industry (SIC or NAICS) as e.g. pharmaceuticals. In the search field Report Type you can limit your search to Industry.
Search hint: use the command BRC
Business Source Complete:
Contains more detailed company profiles on about 30,000 companies world wide.
Providers are Medtrack and MarketLine.
Search hint: Select the option 'Company Profiles' (top menu bar: More). Another feature is "Related information" which gives you access to articles about the chosen company from academic journals, magazines, trade publications etc.
The profiles are typically structured after this template: Company Overview – Key Facts – Business Description – History – Key Employees – Key Employee Biographies – Major Products and Services – Revenue Analysis – SWOT Analysis – Top Competitors – Locations and Subsidiaries.
Contains 30,000 company profiles and 4000 industry profiles covering 215 countries. Some company profiles are more comprehensive than others and include a SWOT analysis and brief biographies of key executives, while the industry profiles contain a practical application of Porter's 5 Forces analysis. MarketLine also includes financial deals and search results can be refined by deal type, status, value, industry, geography and date.
Search hint: select the module "Companies".
Access to more than 23,000 public listed companies. Main focus in the reports is the financials and performance of the companies.
Search hint: Select the Companies/Markets tab followed by Company and enter in a company name. View a company snapshot, company news and annual financials for the previous 5 years (balance sheet, cash flow, income statement, key ratios)
Passport (GMID, Global Market Information Database):
access to reports on companies within the market for consumer goods (FMCG)
Search hint: use Search-funktionen > Companies and enter in the name of the company