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Company Research Guide

This Bentley Library research guide was created to provide a starting point for researching companies.

Public Companies: Annual Reports, SEC Filings, and Financials

You can you usually locate a public company's 10-K and other SEC Filings on the "Investor" section of the company's web site. The following library databases also contain 10-Ks, SEC filings, and other financial information.

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  • Search Tip: Use the [Government Filings] page to search for SEC filings
  • Search Tip: The [Company Details] page consists of ten sub-pages, detailing various aspects of the company. Information includes a business summary, company history, list of properties owned by the company, subsidiaries (including percentage owned and geographic location), business segments (the business and geographic revenue analyses for major segments of the company’s business operations), financials, long-term debt, capital stock and earnings estimates.
  • Search Tip: Use the [Investext] page to access investment research reports written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokerage houses, and consulting firms.
  • Search Tip: The [Report Builder] page allows you to create custom reports, including company-industry comparison reports.
  • Industrial Manual since 1920
  • OTC Unlisted Manual since 1986
  • Public Utility Manual since 1981
  • International Manual since 1970
  • OTC Industrial Manual since 1970
  • Bank & Finance Manual since 1928
  • Transportation Manual since 1909
  • Municipal Manuals since 1918
  • Search Tip: At the top of the Nexis Uni page, click on [Menu], then select [Company Dossier]. Search using the company's name or ticker symbol. Then, on the left side of company profile page, click on [SEC Filings].

Private Companies: Financials

Top pick for small private companies:

Additional resources that may provide financial information for some private companies:

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Trading Room Resources

Visit the Trading Room for access to other information resources such as MorningstarBloomberg, Capital IQ, and Datastream.