MGMT 498 Course Guide: Company and Industry Analysis: Web Sites

Resources for the Company and Industry research project for the course entitled Management 498.

Web Sites

Industry statistics

There are many sources for basics statistics available on the Internet.  One free resource for statistic that has been useful for this class is Statista: The Statistical Portal  (Note:  the basic statistical tables are available for free; however the industry reports are not.)


Individual company web sites

Look especially for links entitled INVESTOR RELATIONS, which can lead to SEC documents and reports, ARS documents, and financial statements.

From here link to the Investors page (at the bottom of the screen) and view the links related to annual reports, earnings estimates, and SEC filings. 

Select "About Microsoft", then "Investor Relations" for several important links. 

Census Bureau

Note the “Business and Industry” links, especially the Economic Census; NAICS (see below, too); button labeled “More” – which leads to several other useful links.  Note the links on the left, beginning with “Economic Data by Sector” and others below that.

--available via subject search from the Business and Industry page

  • In addition, see these other links of use for this class:

Under NEWSROOM / More….there is a link to Data Center Statistics, specifically “More Federal Statistics”. With some diligence, you can find statistics on a number of industries and other topics via the Topic links A-Z listing.  Also, see the link to the Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Library of Congress/Business Reference Services/Guide to Industry Research

Links to government sources of information about US industries, current and historical.

Following is a link on doing company research

US Department of Labor.  Bureau of Labor Statistics--

Overview of BLS Statistics by Industry

See:  Industry at a Glance link.  This tool “….consists of profiles of 12 industry supersectors. Each profile contains a variety of facts about the industry supersector, and includes links to additional statistics.”

United States.  Bureau of Economic Analysis -- See various links to industry information and the US economy

US Securities and Exchange Commission

Publicly traded companies file various reports with the SEC, which are searchable in this database. Coverage extends back to about 1994.  Under “Filings & Forms (EDGAR) select “Search for Company Filings” and then “Companies and other filers”.  Search for a company by ticker, name or CIK number.  See the link at the bottom of this handout as well.  

See also:  Yahoo Industry Center


Wall Street Journal Market Data Center

See the Company Research link under the Earnings tab on the right (also located at the bottom of the page) 

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