Mergent for BNAD314

Open http://www.library.arizona.edu/search/articles/dbfind.php?shortname=fis in another browser window to work through this tutorial side by side.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to find information using Mergent Online. Mergent is a business database that contains scholarly financial data, industry data, company profiles, and country economic reports.

On the right side of the screen, you should see the Mergent Online search interface. You can always access this database through Blackboard or from the UA Libraries homepage.

Use the arrows below to navigate through the tutorial.

Country Reports

To access country reports, use the drop-down menu in the Country Profile box (in the lower right, below the Corporate Calendar).

For this example, select Ukraine from the drop-down list of countries.

Open the PDF and use the report to answer the following question:

According to the economic overview, what are Ukraine's growth rates expected to do in 2012?

 

Company Research

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Back on the Mergent Online search page, in the Company Search box, type Intel until you see Intel Corp in the auto-complete options. Select the Intel Corp link.

This takes you to the Company Details page. In the light blue section you can find incorporation information, industry sector, NAICS code, and very basic financial information.

Which Industry/NAICS code is listed for Intel?

Company Research

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Below the light blue section on the Company Details page, there is additional summary information such as recent stock prices, news articles, and executive information.

What is the salary of Brian Krzanich, Intel's Chief Executive Officer?

 

Business Segments

Under the Company Details tab, you will see a list of links such as Highlights, History, etc. On the far right,  select Business Segments.

Here you can find information on revenues and profits by business segment and geography.

What were the revenues for the Data Center Group in 2012 (in millions)?

 

In 2012, what were the revenues from China (including Hong Kong) (in Millions)?

Executivies tab

By selecting the Executives tab, you can find additional information such as key officers' work history, tenure with the company, and total compensation.

Before joining Intel, where did Executive Chairman Andy D. Bryant work in finance? 

Annual Reports

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When researching companies, annual reports are a valuable source of information.  

To find annual reports in Mergent Online, select the Reports tab.  

What is the oldest annual report available for Intel from Mergent?

Annual Reports

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Staying on the Reports tab, select the Mergent Reports link (just below the tabs). You will be taken to a page with five different types of predefined reports.

Which type of report is available from Mergent?

 

Competitors

By selecting the Competitors tab, you can see the names of rival companies and compare information such as revenues, total assets and liabilities, market cap, and number of employees.

By selecting the triangles in the column headings, you also can sort in ascending or descending order.

Keeping Intel as the example, click or tap twice on the triangles in the Net Income column to sort from highest to lowest.

Which company has the highest net income?

Information can also be exported into an Excel spreadsheet using the Download button (on the right side, below the light blue box).

Quiz Link

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