In this tutorial, you'll 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 home page.
Use the arrows below to navigate through the tutorial.
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 has hurt Ukraine’s economic prospects?
Back on the Mergent Online search page, in the Company Search box, type Intel Corp and select Go. Select the Intel Corp link from the results.
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?
Below the light blue section on the Company Details page, there's 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?
Under the Company Details tab, you'll 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. For the next 2 questions, use the drop-down menu to change 3 Years/Annuals to 5 Years/Annuals, then select Refresh.
What were the revenues for the Data Center Group in 2012 (in millions)?
In 2015, what were the revenues from China (including Hong Kong) (in millions)?
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?
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?
Staying on the Reports tab, select the Mergent Reports link (just below the tabs). You'll be taken to a page with five different types of predefined reports.
Which type of report is available from Mergent?
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).
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