On occasion you may need to compare financial, or other data, of one company to another. We have three financial databases that offer comparison options.
In our Lexis Nexis Academic database,
when you go into the database, note the blue area on the left column. Click on the "Companies" option, and then click on the "Dossier Compare Companies" option. When you do that, you will have to option of comparing five different companies to each other.
In our Business & Insights: Essentials database,
begin by searching for a company, say, General Mills. Once you find the right company via a Company search option, then click on the "Financials" tab. At this point you will see financial information for General Mills, but you will also have the option of comparing General Mills to a selected list of competitors or up to five companies of your choice. Note the option on the upper part of the page.
And, in our Mergent Online database,
you click on the "Enter Mergent Online" button. Then you select a company, say, General Mills. Once the company information appears on your screen, then follow the instructions in this video:
If you need additional help in using these databases to compare companies, please make an appointment to come see me in my office. I am happy to answer your questions.
Last Update: April 15, 2013
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