The following suggestions are the best resources for finding company financial data. Please refer to the "Historical Finance Data" box below if you need company financials earlier than the past ten years.
Many financial institutions are privately-owned. Some basic financial information may be obtained at:
FDIC, if they are insured by them.
Company ratios can be found online in the library databases listed below.
If you are having trouble figuring out what the ratios mean or how they are configured, check the help file for each database.
For print resources in the library's reference collection that have historical financial data, look at the Standard & Poor's Analyst Handbooks--available in print for 1994 through 2012--for S&P index-level data; For recent coverage see the Analyst's Handbook in S&P Global NetAdvantage database
The library has access to historical financial data in a few different resources. For individual company financial data for the last 10 years, look in: