Answered By: Kimberly Boyd Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017 Views: 12
To build the portfolio of information you will need, I would first Google the company and visit its web site, specifically reading the Discover Us and then Our Company link and the Investors link which will take you to important financial information under the heading SEC + Financial Reports.
Next I would shift to the Business Administration LibGuide, click on the Articles tab, and click on MarketLine Advantage for both company and industry intelligence. Search Ingersoll Rand PLC. On the results page, in the Companies section, Ingersoll Rand is the first company listed. Clicking Ingersoll Rand PLC will take you to a 34 page company profile which includes a description of the business, financial analysis, SWOT analysis, and other useful information.
For the industry information, start a new search in MarketLine Advantage. Search Ingersoll Rand again, but this time, change the drop-down at the end of the search box from All Research to Industries to limit the results. On the results page, further refine your search using the right side toolbar to limit by industry.
Next I would go back to the LibGuide and click on ABI/Inform Complete, a leading business database. ABI/Inform Complete is a great place to search for general information on IR in scholarly and trade publications. Start a new search and search Ingersoll Rand AND whatever you want to know more about. Use the left side toolbar to limit by date, by company/organization, by source type, and by subject.
Next, go back to the LibGuide and click on eStatement Studies. This database will provide you with FRBs - financial ratio benchmarks - for the industry. Search by NAICS code. Ingersoll Rand covers multiple industries. I suggest you look at 333517 Machine Tool Manufacturing.