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What an Industry Profile Contains (Usually)
By country (e.g. Ice Cream in the US)
- Major companies
- Current condition and projections for the future
- Trade associations
- Government and legislative issues
Find Information about an Industry
IBISWorld Industry Market Research
IBIS World Industry Research Reports provides current reports on U.S. industries. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more. The Library subscribes only to this section of IBISWorld.
Business Insights: Essentials
Presents full text profiles, including histories, chronologies, civil claims, financial data and rankings, of US and international firms; articles from business journals, newsletters, and the business sections in newspapers; selected investment reports from Investext; industry overviews; and industry trade associations. Formerly called Business and Company Resource Center.
EMIS (Emerging Market Information Service)
EMIS, Emerging Market Information Service, presents news, industry information, company profiles, reports, and financial data, closing price quotes, macroeconomic statistics and forecasts, and legal and political news from emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe including the Baltic States and Russia. Searches can be narrowed to resources in English though they include many articles in over a dozen languages. New Dashboard allows you to see the latest news by country, company news, industry reports and company reports, and to go directly to an industry. On campus link to EMIS..
Industry Financial Ratios
Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier supplies access to thousands of regional, national, and international scholarly business journals, business periodicals, and industry publications, on topics such as management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more. There is full text coverage for a high percentage of the titles. Includes embedded full page images for many of the full text journals. Also has country economic reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit, WEFA, CountryWatch and the Icon Group.
Business Insights: Essentials
Contains company financial information, primarily for publicly traded companies. Search for your company. Then click on the 'Financials' link. Next click on the 'Ratios' tab to view ratios.
Use "Company Snapshot" to Get Ratio Comparison Reports. (1) Use Companies / Markets Company to get a Company Snapshot; (2) Search for your company using the Company Name or Ticker Symbol: (3) Select Reports from the Company Snapshot and then (4) Ratio Comparison Report to see Reuters' comparisons of this company against its industry, sector, and the S&P 500 Index aggregates.
Print Resources - Business Ratios