Industry and Company Financial Performance
To research comparative industry financial performance and then the financial performance of companies within industries, you can use the following data bases.
Fidelity Industry Sector Financial Performance Data (Links to an external site.)https://eresearch.fidelity.com/eresearch/markets_sectors/sectors/sectors_in_market.jhtml
Bigchart Company Within Industry Financial Performance Data (Links to an external site.) https://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/industry/bigcharts-com/default.asp?symb=ALL
To research the structure , trends and dynamics of industries and then companies within an industry you can use the following database.
Global Edge Insights by Industry (Links to an external site.)https://globaledge.msu.edu/global-insights/by/industry
Price Waterhouse Industry Reports (Links to an external site.)https://www.pwc.com/us/en/industries.html
Discuss:
What kinds of industries tend to be better performers in the medium to long term? Why? What kinds of industries tend to do poorly in the medium to long term? Why?
Can you make the claim that some industries are inherently more profitable than others? Provide arguments and examples to justify your response. Why do you think some companies in poorly performing industries do very well?
Using the Porter’s Five Forces Industry Analysis Framework, discuss your company’s industry structure.