Research Guides

ACC632 - Intermediate Accounting


Welcome
Welcome to the University of Miami Libraries Guide on how to locate data for your accounting course. This guide provides you with recommended sites that locate U.S and international publicly traded company data.  This includes:
  • company financial data
  • company committee members
  • comparative company ratios
  • industry surveys
  • benchmarking ratios
  • accounting journals
Database Access
List of 100+ Business Databases
The University of Miami subscribes to over 700 online databases. From the list of 700, over 100 databases are dedicated to the subject discipline of business. Click the link above to access all the business databases.

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Company Financials - U.S. & International
These databases will provide important financial reports (such as 10-K and 10-Q), as well an overview of the company's financial status.

Mergent Online:  This database provides financial reports that include the balance sheets, income statements, retained earnings, and cash flow data.  Additionally, this database provides the annual 10K report. 

Thomson One Banker (Not accessible via a Macbook.  Use the IE browser on a PC.):  This service provides a company overview, financial reports, and financial/growth ratios.
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Company Officers
  • Hoover's Company Profiles: Conduct an advanced search on your company in this database and obtain a company report in PDF format  which identifies the company officers and provides their title, annual compensation and bonus.  Look at the Table of Contents to determine the page number for the People section. 
     
  • Mergent Online: This easy to use database provides a wealth of informaiton on U.S. and international publicly traded companies.  This includes identifying company officers, directors, and committee members.  Conduct a company search, select the company of your choice, and click on the tab labelled Executives.  Select the topic (officers, directors, or committees) to acquire the name of the executive. 
     
  • S&P Netadvantage:  This database provides information on U.S. publicly traded companies and industries.  For company financial data, select the tab labelled, Company.  Enter your company name or ticker symbol, and select the search button.  When the company profile appears, select People from the table of contents section.  Select the topic (professional, board members, committees or compensation) to acquire the name of the executive. 
       
Biographies of Company Executives
  • Hoover's Company Profiles: Conduct an advanced search on your company in this database and obtain a company report in PDF format.  Look at the Table of Contents to determine the page number for the Biographies section.​
     
  • Mergent Online:This easy to use database provides a wealth of informaiton on U.S. and international publicly traded companies.  Conduct a company search, select the company of your choice, and click on the tab labelled Executives.  Select the topic (officers, directors, or committees) to acquire the name of the executive, then click on the executive's name to obtain their biography. 
     
  • S&P Netadvantage:  This database provides information on U.S. publicly traded companies and industries.  For company financial data, select the tab labelled, Company.  Enter your company name or ticker symbol, and select the search button.  When the company profile appears, select People from the table of contents section.  Select the topic (professional, board members, committees, or compensation) to acquire the name of the executive, then click on the executive's name to obtain their biography. 
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  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage: In this database, you can search for your company and compare it to others in the industry by clicking Quick Comparative Analysis in the menu column. You can then compare financial data, operating statistics, valuation, and other information between companies. 
     
  • Thomson One Banker (Not accessible via a Macbook.  Use the IE browser on a PC.): This database allows you to compare your company to similar companies in the industry. You can do this by going to the Peers tab. Under Performance, there are several comparisons you can see including ratios. You are also able to add other companies, or "peers" to your list of comparisons. 
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Reports by analysts monitoring an industy
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Select the "Industry Surveys" tab.  From the drop down menu, select one of the GICS industries.

- Value Line Research Center
To obtain Value Line's industry analysis report, select "Browse Research".  Next click on the drop down menu labeled "Industry Screens" and select an industry.  At the next page, click on "Industry Analysis" to view Value Line's report.




 
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Industry Ratios
RMA EStatement Studies
Within this database, select a 6-digit industry code from the drop-down menu and select "View".  At the next screen, select "Annual Statement Studies" to view industry benchmark ratios.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Select the "Markets" tab, then click on "Key Stats & Ratios" to view or download the industry data.

 
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