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Company & Industry Research

A detailed guide to conducting research on companies, nonprofits, charities, and industries. Look up NAICS codes, find competitors, industry profiles, financial ratios by industry.

Public Company Financial Statements & Ratios

Financial statements and financial ratios for publicly-traded companies are available from a variety of sources:

Canadian Data Sources

It is possible to benchmark your pro-forma financial statement data by type of business, size of business, and line of business/industry (e.g. NAICS) using these Canadian sources:

Finding Stock Ownership Data

  • Share or stock ownership data for public companies is readily available.
  • Most publicly-traded companies maintain investor relations sections on their corporate websites with copies of recent annual reports and other securities filings, stock quotes, press releases and other relevant information for investors.
  • Stock ownership data is reported in the Management Information Circular (Canadian) or the Proxy Statement / Information Circular (US) documents.