to Find Lists & Profiles
of Companies In General & by Industry
http://finance.google.com/finance - Google Finance - Lists of companies by sector with links to more in depth profiles, analyses, etc.
http://www.hoovers.com - Hoovers - industry, company, and individual profiles at a high level available free of charge; more detailed reports can be purchased for between $29 and $129.
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/company/overview/overview.asp - Business Week Company Insight Center - Search over 42,000 public and 322,000 private companies worldwide
http://www.zoominfo.com - ZoomInfo - business information search engine, with profiles on more than 37 million people and 3.5 million companies - delivers organized information on industries, companies, people, products, services and jobs. Searches for individuals not in top corporate positions requires a $99/month subscription.
http://www.thomasnet.com/ - ThomasNet - Profiles on Manufacturing Industries and Companies
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml - SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR) - all SEC filings by public companies quoted in the United States, including 10-K's and 10-Q's, among other
- Corporate Information - Information on world
securities markets including Company Profiles from 53 countries.
Free trial availalbe, after which payment is required for access.
http://www.edgar-online.com - Edgar-Online - http://www.edgar-online.com/company/about.aspx - Most information is only available via subscription; prices are steep; check your public and/or buisness library first to see if they have access.
http://www.corporateinformatino.com - CorporateInformation.com - produces company research reports on over 31,000 companies from over 55 countries. Anything beyond basic information requires subscription. Prices for 6-month access for students range from $100 for Global Basic Service (access to The Six Fundamental Reports: Company Profile,
Comparative Business Analysis, Summary Analysis,
and Earnings & Dividends Analysis) to $200 for access to a wide variety of reports (Professional Package: the Six Fundamental, Company Financial Reports, Financial Ratio Reports, Wright Quality Analysis Reports. For private individuals, a personal subscription ranges from $350 per year for Global Basic Service to $595 for the Professoinal Package.
following databases are accessible free of charge
for library card holders through the San Francisco Public Library.
Contact your own local public library to check on availability.
Online - excellent tool
for searching for a set of public companies in a given industry
in a given country. Data
includes company details, financials, SEC filings, recent news
headlines, annual reports, tear sheets, and industry reports.
Million Dollar Databases - Brief
overviews of public companies, including sales, number of employees,
lines of business, SIC and NAIC codes, company URL, names of executives,
- Brief profiles for 1.9 million companies in 70 countries.
Profiles include general information, names of executives, and
products and services.
USA - This directory is accessible free of charge through
the San Francisco Public Library for library card holders. Contact
your own local public library to check on availability. It catalogues
over 12,000,000 businesses across the United States and you can
search by industry, country, city, area code, number of employees,
and a variety of other criteria.
searching in Reference USA by industry or type of business, it
is best to search by NAICS code (North American Industry Classification
System). For a complete and relatively user-friendly list of NAICS
codes, visit http://www.census.gov/epcd/naics02/naicod02.htm#N31
you decide that you want to search Reference USA by SIC code (Standard
Industrial Classification) - which I don't recommend as it is
rather cumbersome, a list of SIC codes can be found at http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sic_manual.html.
http://sfisonline.com/chron200/ - The Chronicle 200 - The top 200 Bay Area Companies Ranked