SNL’S FOUR CORE TENETS
Whether selecting stocks or bonds, planning mergers or mapping competitivestrategies, leading investors and corporate decision-makers rely on SNL Financialas their single best source. SNL is recognized as the premier information providerin the sectors it covers: Banks and Thrifts, Financial Services, Insurance, RealEstate, Energy and Media & Communications.
Insight and depth you won’t find anywhere else.
No other resource can match our depth and relevance of coverage. Generalistproviders give you basic financial data and broker research reports. So do we. Butnobody else couples that information with standardized and as-reported sector-specific financials, source-tagging, ratio dissection, Excel
templates, asset-level data, mapping or regulatory data. Even if you spend thetime pulling together data from various sources, you won’t come close to what SNL compiles on one platform.
Analytical tools: link your models to our database.
SNL gives you a host of customizable analytical tools including valuation, peer and M&A models. SNLxl, ourpowerful Excel Add-In, allows you to seamlessly integrate SNL data into your spreadsheets and analyticalmodels. Build your template once, or let us do it for you, then refresh data later with one click.
Coverage and clients.
SNL covers 4,000 public companies and over 50,000 private companies in North America, with internationalcoverage that expands every year. We serve over 4,000 clients and more than 40,000 users, ranging fromWall Street institutions to senior executives at the global firms active in our industries.
1) Accuracy: information you can trust, and we guarantee it
SNL news and data are compiled by trained sector experts, and carefully checked and rechecked before publication.We are so confident in our accuracy that we put our money where our mouth is. We’re the only information provider with an accuracy guarantee: we pay clients $50 (or make an equivalent charitable donation) for each error found and reported to us.
2) Relevance: sector-specific standardization and granularity
One financial format doesn’t fit all, so SNL creates a unique data template for each sector. We standardize and analyze data in an industry’s own language, formats and fields. The result: a more relevant picture, providing sector-specific metrics that are more meaningful, and the ability to make apples-to-apples comparisons.
3) Completeness: the deepest and broadest spectrum of information
SNL has built a platform and process to “deep dive” into business sectors with fragmented data sources, unique metrics and/or regulatory reporting requirements. We have developed proprietary techniques to locate information that is otherwise difficult or even impossible to find. No source is more complete, from asset-level data to M&A history to ownership insights.
4) Timeliness: the latest news and data, linked and updated in real time
SNL integrates news, data and analytics in real time, all updated 24/7 and provided to clients long before comparable but less complete information is available from other sources. Everything is cross-linked for easy drill-down. Go from an analytical report directly to a company’s financial profile or news article. Tie any Excel spreadsheet to the SNL database for instant updating.Access, sort, link, chart, build models and create custom reports with a few clicks.SNL is as easy to use as a Web browser.