Annual Reports in Mergent

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Welcome to the
Finding Annual Reports
in Mergent Online
tutorial.

If you see a login screen, please log in with your Hofstra credentials.

Mergent Online has many different types of business information. In this tutorial, we will focus on finding Annual Reports for a company.

Other tutorials demonstrate how to find other information in Mergent Online.

For the purpose

1. The Mergent Online homepage
     appears to the right of these
     instructions.  Please look at it.


Note that there are two boxes.

  • The left box is used for company research.

  • The right box is used for classification research (by industry code, index, exchange, or country).


Use the right arrow below to continue



We will be searching a particular company, Ford, an American car manufacturer.

You can search by the name of the company or by the ticker symbol.

1. Enter the name "Ford"
    in the Mergent search box

Notice that many "Ford" companies are listed. We are interested in "Ford Motor Company", which is traded on the New York Stock exchange -

Mergent Ford Companies

2. Click on
    "Ford Motor Company"

Use the right arrow below to continue


The light blue area at the top provides basic information about Ford, including that it is traded on the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) and that its ticker symbol is F.

Ford Company Info


[the (DE) stands for Delaware, the state in which Ford is incorporated)

Below the basic company information is a row of blue tabs. Right now, the Company Details tab at the left is selected.

1. Click on the blue
     "Reports" tab

You now see links to the company's annual reports going back many years.

Use the righ arrow below to continue

Congratulations!

You have completed the Finding Annual Reports in Mergent Online tutorial.


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