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Financial Data

Uses of Financial Data and Information

Financial Data provides insight into company performance and market trends within industries. Some of ways companies use financial data include:

  • Understanding the performance of a prospect or supplier
  • Determining revenue and profitability trends in an industry
  • Evaluating relative strengths of companies
  • Assessing which sub-divisions or groups are the most productive within a company

Types of Financial Data

Some of the most common sources of financial data and types of financial analyses include:

  • 10-K Reports : Annual report companies distribute to their shareholders, containing all the information about the year's financial standings
  • 10-Q Reports : Quarterly report that companies distribute to their share holders, containing information about each quarter's financial standing, including analysis
  • Credit Scores : Ratings that indicate the likely ability for a company to be able to pay off its debt
  • Moody's ratings : Determines creditworthiness of a company and is then graded based on the Moody scale. Primarily used for analysis of commercial and government entities
  • Debt to Equity Ratio : Measure of a company's leverage calculated by dividing its total liabilities by stockholders equity
  • Inventory Turnover Ratios : Measures the number of times a company sells its inventory during the year
  • Market Analysis : Determines the attractiveness of a market and outlines all the evolving opportunities and threats as they relate to the strengths and weaknesses of a firm

Business Reports

OneSource provides aggregated financial data - it's a convenient way to get access to a broad range of financial information from a single source. In addition to Financial Data, OneSource also provides other business information such as executive contacts and biographies, industry analyses, and detailed company descriptions.

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