Where can I find financial information about a company?

I need annual reports and financial ratios.

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2020     Views: 193

We recommend the following resources for company information. Keep in mind that publicly-held companies are required to file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission and, therefore, will have published data available. Private companies, in most cases, have no such requirements. Research on private companies usually involves searching press releases, articles and even the individual company’s website to locate financial information.

See our Research Private Companies & Nonprofits page for more information on researching those types of companies.


EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis and Retrieval system from the Securities and Exchange Commission, houses submissions from companies that are required to file forms by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Filings include 10Ks, 10Qs, and offering documents and begin in 1996. Information can be accessed and downloaded for free. If you need additional assistance in using EDGAR, check out Researching Public Companies Through EDGAR: A Guide for Investors.

Business Insights: Global

Includes financials, SWOT analysis, industry and market share reports, and case studies.

  1. In the search box, enter the company name.
  2. Click on the link for the company to get detailed information.
  3. Click through the links in the left margin for various financial information.


Offers extensive financial information over a multitude of years, including financial ratios.

  1. Enter the company name, or ticker symbol, in the search box at the top of the page to start the ticker search.
  2. Select the link to the company you are researching.
  3. Click through the tabs under the company name to see links to various financial information.

Plunkett Research

  1. Select Research A Company.
  2. In the search box, enter the company name.
  3. Select the link to your company from the list.
  4. Scroll down to view company financial information.

You may also find some of the additional databases listed under our Companies & Industries subject heading helpful.

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