Search Example: Compare company finance data over time

In this example, we are going to look at the annual revenue for European Mainline Airlines between 2010 and 2015; we are going to limit our results to only those airlines that have exceeded $100m in annual revenue for at least one of the intervals during the 2010 – 2015 range.

  1. Start on the Companies Section, and select the Finance & Traffic tab.
  2. Accept the default column option of Company Type.
  3. Click the Add Filter Menu button, and then select the Company Category option from the menu on the left. In the Company Type list, select Mainline.
  4. Then select the Company Location option from the menu on the left, and select Europe from the Regions list.
  5. Now select the Revenues option from the left menu, this is under the Finance heading. Find the Total Revenue (US$m) range filter, and enter “100” into the From field. In the Date range and interval filter on the same page, make sure the interval is set to Yearly, and enter the date range 2010 to 2015. Now click the Accept button from the top right of the page.
  6. Now use the calendar picker on the search page and set the interval and range to match what you entered into the filter i.e. Yearly, 2010 – 2015. Your results should look like those shown below.
Figure 1. Annual Total Revenue and Total Revenue Change between 2010 and 2015 (click image to view full size).

Note 1

It is important to note that the filter range and the display range can be different. For example, you could choose to filter for companies with a total revenue of >$50m between 2010 – 2015 with a yearly interval, but choose to view the results between 1990- 2000 with a quarterly interval.

Note 2

If you choose to filter for companies with a total revenue of >$50m, and choose a range and interval of between 2010 – 2015 and yearly, then companies will be returned in the results as long as they meet the criteria for one or more intervals within the filtered range. They do not have to meet the criteria across the whole filtered range.