Sometimes, research related to a specific company may require you to learn about that company's equity structure, debt obligations, and financial performance. For a public company (a company whose shares trade on one or more stock exchanges), this information is often available in SEC filings. Research steps should include the following:
Company research is its own art, and there are many guides that go into more depth about researching a company's operations and finance. Please refer to the below guides for more information.