Find a Company’s Competitors

Identify major players in an industry as well as a company’s key competitors. Each business database calculate competitors differently; compare and examine competitor lists.

Search Mint Global database:

  1. Enter Company name > Search > Select parent company
  2. Click “View Industry Research reports”
  3. Open Company or Industry Reports
  4. In Company Report see “Top Competitors” or “Key Competitors”
  5. In Industry Report see “Leading Companies”

Second strategy in Mint Global database:

  1. Enter Company name > Search > Select parent company
  2. From “One page report” tab, switch to “By section” tab
  3. From drop-down menu below, select “Peer Information”
    Screenshot showing peer information limit to find company competitors

Search Business Source Complete database:

  1. Search Company name
  2. From Search results, find Company Profile and Company Information (From Results, see right-hand column)
  3. In Company profile see “Top Competitors” or “Key Competitors”
  4. In Industry Profile see “Leading Companies”

Search Hoovers Company Profiles:

  1. Enter Company name > Search > Select parent company
  2. Open full text record
  3. From “Browse Company Record” at left, Select “Competitors”

Search IBISWorld database:

  1. Enter Company or Industry name
  2. Open relevant Industry Profile
  3. Review report sections at top of screen
  4. Click “Major Companies” tab

Search Mergent Online:

  1. Enter Company name or Ticker Symbol in Company Search box
  2. Select company from drop-down list of suggested companies
  3. Default tab is “Company details”. Select “Competitors” tab.
  4. The company searched is bolded in Competitors list. Default display is filtered by Revenues.

Search NetAdvantage database:

  1. Locate Industry Survey (see How to Find Industry Information)
  2. From Industry Survey, view table of contents
  3. Go to “Comparative Company Analysis” section
  4. Companies are grouped alphabetically by categories
  5. Compare categories to locate competitors or peers
    Screenshot showing comparative company analysis limit in search results