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Entrepreneurship: Public Company Financials

This guide supports UCI’s innovation and entrepreneurship community by connecting users to relevant resources used to conduct research throughout the entrepreneurial process.
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Public Company Financials

Public company's disclose (some, not all!) financial information in SEC filings and annual reports.
SEC Filings are the more detailed, legal documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 
Annual Reports are the glossy, magazine-like documents intended for shareholders.


S&P Capital IQ 
Access: Current UCI Affiliates
Geography: US & Global

A comprehensive company intelligence database, offering granular financial and capital structure information on millions of companies worldwide, including data and graphs for historic stock prices, searchable SEC filings, mergers & acquisitions activities, and venture capital/private equity data  Also features biographic and professional connection information for millions of business practitioners. 

PitchBook
Access: Current UCI Affiliates
Geography: US & Global

Profiles on over 8,000 publicly traded companies. Profiles include financial data going back several years, available in both quarterly and annual increments, and SEC filings.

  • Users must create an account with their UCI email address. Download limits apply. 


​Mergent Online
Access: UCI
Geography: US & Global

Public company financials and SEC documents, going back 15 years. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements can be downloaded directly into MS Excel. 

Rank and Filed
Access: Public
Not for profit site built with open access tools that indexes and visualizes data from all SEC EDGAR filings. Tools include matching CIK to Ticker symbol, word frequencies in filings, influences between company owners, financials, US states of incorporation and operations, etc. 
 
EDGAR
Access: Public

Search EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) by company name, ticker symbol, or CIK to find company SEC filings. Also offers full-text searching of filings from 2000 to present. 

Company Websites
Access: Public

In addition to the databases above, SEC filings and annual reports are often made available on the Investor Relations page of the company's website.

Helpful SEC Filings

Public companies in the U.S. disclose (some, not all!) information about their finances and operations in the form of SEC filings.

The 10-K/Q have the most detail about a company's finances; you won't find a more specific breakdown elsewhere.

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