When looking for information about a company, consider both information from the company itself (e.g., the company website, ASX data) as well as information about the company written by others (e.g., newspaper articles, and analyst reports).
Finding information about a company includes the following steps:
TIP: Make sure you are searching for the company's 'official' name, as there may be subsidiaries, parent companies and several brand names associated with the company.
There is more information and analysis available for public companies than for private companies or subsidiaries. Generally, the larger the company, the easier it is to find information about it.
Finding information about an industry includes the following steps:
It is important to recognise that the more specialised an industry, the harder it will be to get information on it.
Coverage is worldwide, unless noted otherwise. Please note that Company reports are not scholarly but are credible sources of information.
A company's web site is often a good source of information about their latest news, developments, new products etc, but be aware of bias. Public and not for profit companies may also offer access to annual reports on their websites.