Finding Data For One Company
Type in the name of a company at the top of the screen (for example, Tesco) and hit return to see a list of companies matching the word(s) you have entered.
The initial screen gives Key Information for the company including a financial profile with information for the last 5 years.
Click on Financials to access the submenu allowing you to view balance sheets, profit & loss, accounts, cash flow statements, ratios and other information for a longer time frame (generally 10 years).
Choosing Profit & Loss account, for example, provides information for a number of years (for Tesco plc data is actually currently available from 1998).
You can click on many of the headings or figures to see how they have been calculated. This option is particularly useful when looking at the Ratios page and allows you to view the formulae used.
This box allows you to choose to export the Financial worksheet to the Exports area of your account on Fame for later use.
Among the additional options under Financials is the opportunity to create Graphs of individual variables or indices of several variables over time.
Creating a List of Companies
Click on the search icon at the top left side of the screen then choose Add a search step. After choosing Activities and industry you can select a group of companies by Industry classifications (SIC codes etc.), from major sectors (for example Construction, Banks, Transport) or by Trade description (allowing you to search for keywords in the description of the company).
Click on OK to return to the initial search screen.
Saving and Exporting
When viewing the report for a single company, for example, the Explore option allows you to view News items on the company from Google.
When viewing a list of companies you may have the option to change currencies.
Where the bell icon is visible you can set an Alert on a company.