Data sources

Amadeus

Subject:
Company data
Keywords: Europe, financials, directors, corporate structure, private company
Accessible to: Aalto users
Attention: External account registration required; data reuse must comply with the WRDS Terms of Use.
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Data source type

Third party data through data vendor

License

Academic and non-commercial research purposes only

Analysis unit

Company

Geographical coverage

Europe

Time period coverage

1991-present

Frequency

Annual

Format

CSV, DBF, GZ, HTM, SAV, ZIP, SAS7BDAT, DTA, TXT, XLSX

Encoding

UTF8

Description

Amadeus from Bureau Van Dijk contains financials, stock prices, ownership, and subsidiaries information for approximately 21 million public and private companies in across Europe. Amadeus is one of many databases that comprise the Orbis product which is also available at Aalto, please see the data profile provided under "Related data sources" below.

Unlike other kinds of databases, Amadeus is not a historical database and strives for recent information. Financial data for companies within Amadeus is retained for a rolling period of 8 years. When a new year of data is added, the oldest year is dropped, meaning only the most recent data for each company is available. Only the most recent ownership data for each company is available.

There are some limitations on the types of data available. Banks and insurance companies are excluded from Amadeus. These types of companies are part of the Bankscope and Isis datasets respectively, for which Aalto currently does not have a subscription. Additionally, stock data is available for publicly traded companies, all of which fall into the Very Large category, but it makes up a very small percentage of the entire database.

For a list of countries represented in the Amadeus database and more details, see the overview provided by WRDS, link is provided under "Supporting materials" below. Note that you need to be logged into the platform to access the data description.

Author

Bureau van Dijk

Distributor

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Acknowledgement

The Amadeus subscription is financed by the Department of Finance at Aalto University School of Business.

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Wharton Research Data Services. "WRDS" wrds.wharton.upenn.edu, accessed YYYY-MM-DD.

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Contact

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