IBM – Company Information

Company Overviews

Note: MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) Company Profiles – Click on Company Profiles under Browse and type International Business Machines Corporation into the search box. The MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) report includes a revenue analysis, a SWOT analysis, top competitors, major products & services and a company view.

Factiva (2001)
Note: Go to Companies/Markets – Company and type IBM into the search box. The company snapshot includes latest news, peer comparison, financial results and reports.

Note: Go to Companies – Company Profiles.

Note: Go to Simple Search – Company Profile – Search by Company Name.

Mergent online (1997]-)
Note: Type IBM into Company Search box. See Company Financials and SEC Filings section of the guide for additional information.

Company Articles

In the databases below use the suggested search terms to search for articles about IBM.  Suggested search terms: IBM or International Business Machines, computer industry, software industry, trends, strategy and financial performance. Additional article databases are listed on the Business Databases by Subject page.

Factiva (2001)


Company Financials and SEC Filings

Mergent online (1997]-)
Note: This database will compare company against company using ratios and financial metrics, access company SEC filings like 10-k’s as well as annual reports and allows you to export financials into Excel.

Company Financials- Click on the Company Financials tab to obtain financial statement information and ratios.
SEC Filings - Click on the Filings tab.
Competitors’ Financial Information - Click on the Competitors tab. Create a competitor report.
Company Comparisons - Click on the Report Builder tab and then click on the Comparison Reports link and select either Compare Company Against Industry or Compare Company Against Custom Group.
See Find company ratios using MergentOnline.

The EDGAR database ( available on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website contains annual report (10-K) filings and other financial filings.

Factiva (2001)


Find a Company: financial information, corporate hierarchy, legal information and intellectual property.
Create a Company List: search by industry code (SIC or NAICS), employee size, sales/revenue and geographic locations
Compare Companies: Create a report with balance sheet, income statement and ratio information.
Under the “Companies” tab, the SEC Filings link provides the option of searching for various SEC filings such as the Form 10-K and the Form 10-Q.

Analyst Reports

Note: Investext Plus provides research reports written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokerage houses and consulting firms. Includes both current and historical reports.
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Note: Click on Search Investment Reports by Ticker Symbol to access analyst reports for a company. The results list will also include related industry analyst reports.



Type RSE (Research Function) and press the <GO> button. Click on Initiating Coverage to access the analyst reports. There are additional research categories on the RSE menu such as Analyst Upgrades, Analyst Downgrades and Research by Analyst.

Take a look at the Resources for Analyst Reports Tutorial.


Corporate Social Responsibility

Articles and Reports

Note: Results of Conference Board surveys of company practices. Select Business Management Research (from menu on left). Relevant headings from the drop down list of topics include: Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, Corporate Governance, Sustainability, and others.

Consult the databases below for articles in business magazines and journals; suggested subject terms to use: Business Ethics, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Social Investing, etc.

Additional business databases with relevant articles are listed on the Business Databases by Subject page.


Beyond Grey Pinstripes
An organization, affiliated with the Aspen Institute, that conducts a biennial survey and ranking of business schools’ coursework, research and activities that prepare MBAs for social, ethical and environmental stewardship. Click on the “Rankings” tab.

GMIRatings (formerly the Corporate Library)
Recently merged with GovernanceMetrics International; provides research and ratings on corporate governance and compensation issues.

Note: Tracks the social, environmental and governance of corporations throughout the world. Formerly known as Global Socrates.

For additional corporate social responsibility resources, see the Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility guide.

For additional company resources, see Company Information Sources.