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MGT 6513: Financial Statement Analysis: SWOT, Five Forces & PEST Analysis

Company, Industry & Country Analysis

You may want to find reports based on particular strategic analysis tools. However, if one is not available, you may need to create your own. Inputs to creating this analysis can come from the Strategic Analysis Tools report from CIMA.

Databases with SWOT,  Porters Five Forces and PEST/PESTLE analysis:

SWOT reports
Analysis of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats of/to a particular company.

  • MarketLine (formerly Datamonitor): In the search box, enter the name of the Company that you are interested in, Once you have chosen the correct company, choose SWOT in the right menu.
  • Avention (formerly OneSource): Search by company name and click on the correct company link. Once in the company report, look at the left side of the page and select the section called Strengths and Weaknesses. This is the equivalent of a SWOT analysis in other databases.

Porters Five Forces
Analysis of the five forces that impact any given industry: supplier power; buyer power; competitive rivalry; threat of substitution; and threat of new entry.

  • MarketLine (formerly Datamonitor)
    In the search box, enter the name of the Industry that you are interested. Once you have chosen your industry report Five Forces Analysis is in the right menu.

PEST or PESTLE reports
Analysis of the macro environment in which an organization exists. Usually specific to a particular country. Includes Political factors, Economic factors, Social factors; Technological factors (for PEST) long with Legal factors and Environmental factors (for a complete PESTLE analysis.)

  • MarketLine (formerly Datamonitor)
    In the search box, enter the name of the country that you are interested in, then choose Countries in the drop down menu to the right. Results will be PEST/PESTLE reports.