Components of the Introduction Section
The introduction section contains the following:
- Name of the company
- Date of incorporation
- Main businesses of the company
- Mission statement
Where do I look?
Start with the Annual Report and the Company's Website. Google works pretty well for both of these. Mergent Online is an option as well.
Hints and Tips
If you can't find basic company information in Capital IQ, or the Company website, you might try e-mailing the company directly.
Not every company will have an official mission statement. If your company does not have a mission statement, be sure to indicate that is the case, and suggest an appropriate mission statement for the company.
Getting help with the assignment
- First and foremost, please watch the videos available in this guide. They will show you how to use the resources, and therefore find the information you need.
- If you need clarifications on the assignment, such as ratios or what each section means, please ask your TAs
- For questions about resources and research, Please visit the NEED HELP? page on this guide.