Mergent Online

Mergent Online
A great source of financial information
is available to UMD Faculty, Staff, and Students
on the UMD Library’s “Indexes & Databases? Page
or at: www.mergentonline.com
About Mergent Online
No one serves business and financial information like Mergent. And for those who prefer a buffet of appetizing choices, we now offer Mergent Online™. This state-of-the-art product provides Internet-based access to the most detailed, accurate and comprehensive global company database available, with the latest in features and functions.
A modular product, Mergent Online's basic subscription includes U.S. Company Data and/or International Company Data.
Subscribers can choose from the following additional modules (Click on the databases for more information):
• U.S. Company Data
• U.S. Company Archives Data
• U.S. Annual Reports
• International Company Data
• International Company Archives Data
• International Annual Reports
• Institutional Holdings Data
• Insider Trading Data
• FactSheets
• FactSheets Express
• Expanded Long-Term Debt
• D&B® Million Dollar Directory® Plus
• Equity Portraits
• Corporate Bond Portraits
Rich textual descriptions - the hallmark of all Mergent publications - offer a wealth of detail on items including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock. Financial statements are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies, maintaining the full integrity of this critical information.
Subscribers to both U.S. Company Data and International Company Data will enjoy the ability to seamlessly access reports on companies based around the world, searching by company name or ticker symbol, or searching across all global boundaries to find companies that match specific financial and/or textual search criteria.

Mergent Online's enhanced features and functions include the ability to:
• Research 15 years of detailed financial statements
• Customize viewing and output to retrieve precisely the information you need
• Export company reports and financials into software applications such as Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel or Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®
• Execute accurate cross-border searches using a variety of financial and text variables
• Compare multiple companies' reports
• Access site via user ID or IP authentication
• View more than 115,000 images of company annual reports
Mergent Online subscriber services include:
• On-site training
• Materials to assist users and encourage use
• Customer support services for data and technical issues

Mergent Online modules includes:
U.S. Company Data
In 1900, John Moody published Moody's® Manual of Industrial and Miscellaneous Securities, the first guide to U.S. public companies. With its U.S. Company Data, Mergent continues to extend that tradition for high-quality, in-depth company information to the Internet.
U.S. Company Data provides a fully searchable database of 15,000 U.S. public companies (active and inactive) listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges. Each company report incorporates up-to-the-minute news items.
Mergent Online subscribers will have access to Wall Street consensus earnings estimates on all companies in the database followed by at least one Wall Street analyst. Mergent's company files also provide access to EDGAR® filings dating back to 1993 and updated daily.

U.S. Company Archives Data
U.S. Company Archives Data holds the full business descriptions, histories and financial statements for companies that were acquired, went bankrupt, liquidated or merged out of existence from 1996 onward. The archive continues to grow each year as more companies are added.

International Company Data
With the introduction of the Mergent International Manual in 1981, Mergent became the world's first provider of global public company information. Now the industry's most detailed and comprehensive collection of non-U.S. public company information is available on Mergent Online.
Mergent maintains data on 20,000 non-U.S. companies (active and inactive) - more companies from more countries than any other international database. Subscribers have immediate access to companies representing 95% of the non-U.S. global market capitalization.

International Company Archives Data
Mergent now offers the last available financial information on non-U.S. companies that have merged, were acquired, went bankrupt, liquidated or otherwise disappeared from 1995 forward. This module lists the firms' final balance sheets, income statements, capital structures, text descriptions of their businesses and histories, as well as their officers and directors.
Company coverage in the four modules above includes:
• History
• Mergers, acquisitions, disposals
• Joint ventures
• Business
• Property
• Subsidiaries
• Officers and directors
• News reports
• Long-term debt
• Bond ratings
• Capital stock
• Exchange and ticker symbol
• Annual stock price ranges
• Registrar
• Transfer agent
• Stock splits
• Dividend payment history
• Income statement
• Cash flow statement
• Balance sheet
• Contact information
• Auditors
• Qualified auditors' report

U.S. Annual Reports
This module is available exclusively through Mergent Online. Subscribers are assured of the fastest possible access to Mergent's collection of more than 40,000 U.S. annual reports.
The U.S. Annual Reports module is fully integrated into the U.S. Company Data module. With this easy-to-use platform, U.S. Company Data customers adding the U.S. Annual Reports module to their subscriptions will immediately be able to access annual reports from within company profiles.
A subscription also includes access to our large archive of past years' annuals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Key features:
• Savings on time, space and money with comprehensive and convenient annual report access
• Latest annual reports images are in color, maximizing printing and display clarity
• Extensive archive of historical annual reports
• If any U.S. company annual report is not found on the service, subscribers may call our toll-free customer service number and Mergent will make every attempt to secure the document quickly and add it to the service for access the next day

International Annual Reports
Mergent Online brings more than 75,000 annual reports from more than 100 non-U.S. countries to your desktop. Subscribers are assured of the fastest possible access to a vast, continuously updated library of annual reports.
The International Annual Reports module is fully integrated into the International Company Data module, Mergent's global company database. With this easy-to-use platform, International Company Data customers who choose to add International Annual Reports to their subscriptions will immediately have access to annual reports from within company profiles.
International Annual Reports module subscribers gain access to the most recent annual reports on thousands of non-U.S. public companies, as well as our extensive archive of past years' annuals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Key features:
• Savings on time, space and money with comprehensive and convenient annual report access
• Latest annual reports images are in color, maximizing printing and display clarity
• Extensive archive of historical annual reports
• If any international annual report is not found on the service, subscribers may call our toll-free customer service number and Mergent will make every attempt to secure the document quickly and add it to the service for access the next day

Institutional Holdings
Subscribers can quickly and simply determine the 25 largest institutional holders for every U.S. company, as well as examine aggregate institutional buyers and sellers data. A report permits easy access to top holders, top sellers, top purchasers and top position changes.

Insider Trading
Insider Trading Data provides a complete, up-to-date record of all stock purchases and sales by U.S. corporate officers and directors for the past six-month time period. It is an easy-to-use report of all transactions in summary form, followed by a detailed listing of individual purchases and sales.

FactSheets
Mergent Online delivers FactSheets as a solution for subscribers who need presentation-quality, one-page summary equity reports. More than 1,500 NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX companies' reports are updated quarterly with critical investment information, including summaries of recent quarterly results, analyses of future prospects, income statement and balance sheet information, key operating statistics and ratios, and much more.

FactSheets Express
Available on 10,000 U.S. and Canadian companies, these presentation-quality, summary equity reports are posted in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and updated with weekly closing prices.
Each company report covers essential facts and figures, including:
• Fifteen-year stock price and volume chart
• Summary of annual financials
• Recent dividends and splits
• Recent quarterly earnings
• Transfer agent
• Key financial ratios
• Institutional holdings summary

Expanded Long-Term Debt
Expanded Long-Term Debt provides detailed information on more than 10,000 U.S. companies with bond issues, including current ratings and historical rating changes from all three rating agencies.

D&B®Million Dollar Directory®Plus
This business directory provides information on public and private companies with more than 45 employees or more than $3 million in annual sales.

Equity Portraits
A versatile equity resource that combines Mergent's unparalleled database of fundamental company information with stock price, volume, performance ratios and other data to paint a detailed picture of more than 10,000 firms.

Corporate Bond Portraits
A unique resource that supplies complete, up-to-date terms and conditions data for each bond, and detailed issuer financial analysis in easy-to-use reports. Coverage includes 15,000 U.S. firms and 40,000 bonds, as well as thorough analysis of each firm relative to its industry peers and companies with similar ratings. Also included is a time series analysis of each firm's key ratios to highlight trends in its credit performance.

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