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Business: Company Research: Directories/Company Profiles
Directories can tell you if a company is public, private, a subsididary, or foreign-owned. They also provide contact information, names of top executives, number of employees, sales estimates, type of company, and more.
Provides information on private and public companies in the U.S., international companies, executives, demographics, and industries. Includes data from Million Dollar Directory and Key Business Ratios.
Use “Advanced Search” to customize your search options with a variety of criteria including:
Business type (in the business search); Geography (state, city, zip codes, etc.); Ownership Lifestyles (in the consumer search).
After selecting your options, select ‘Update Count’ to see your result list. You may then broaden or narrow your search. Select View Results to see the list.
Business types are selected by SIC/NAICS codes by major industry group. If you’re having trouble finding businesses using a particular code, try doing a reverse search. Search for a business that you know by name, then click into the details to see the code it is listed under. Redo your search with that code to find similar businesses.
Corporate listings for a business are available whenever you see the “Corp. Tree” icon on your result list. Click the icon to see the organizational structure and contact information.
Maximum 250 records are allowed at a time for downloading in .csv, Excel, or tab-delimited formats. Save your search by selecting Save Search on the results listing and providing it a file name. Access your saved searches from the home screen.
IQS Directory connects industry buyers with a network of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) manufacturing companies, suppliers, and distributors—offering the information they need make to more informed purchasing decisions.
OpenCorporates is an open database of companies and company data in the world, with in excess of 100 million companies in a similarly large number of jurisdictions. You need to sign up a free account to access full data.
A company profile is a quick way to get background on a company, what they do, and their current situation.
All states maintain business license records although the responsible office and type of records maintained varies. Records may include corporate filings, new business filings, issuance of trademarks and renewals of business licenses. Some states maintain these records at the state level, other do so at the county and/or city level.
Search a company name; then from the results, click Company Entity on the left menu bar, OR choose Company Information from the blue menu bar at the top of the initial search screen and select a company
Mergent Online's enhanced features and functions include the ability to: research 15 years of detailed financial statements; customize viewing and output to retrieve precisely the information you need; export company reports and financials Excel; view more than 115,000 images of company annual reports.
Mintel Oxygen offers market research reports covering US and International food service marketplaces. Each report gives market-share size and trends, and consumer profiles. Reports may be downloaded as RTF and tabular data may also be saved as CSV files.
The Company Information section of the Market Data Center features Equity Quote Information, Options Information, and Bonds issued by the company, in addition to Company Profile, News Headlines and recent SEC Filings.