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Compustat

Subject:
Company data:
  • Financial statements
WRDS subscriptions
Keywords: balance sheet, income statement, cash flow, earnings, fundamentals
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

Canada, United States

Time period coverage

1950-present, updated daily

Frequency

Quarterly

Format

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

Encoding

UTF8

Description

Compustat North America contains hundreds of annual and quarterly Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement items for public comapnies in the United States and Canada. Annual data goes as far back as 1950 for most companies, quarterly history begins in 1961. Additional files contain information on industry segments, pensions, index prices, short interest, dividends and earnings. Comapnies in the data are identified by GVKEY, TIC, CIK and CUSIP.

Additionally, our subscription includes:

Bank Fundamentals - financial statement information for the banking industry. Annual data begins in 1955, quarterly in 1961.

Historical Segments - business segments (geographical, operational) and customer segments (e.g. local or foreign governments). Data begins in 1976.

Execucomp - Executive and Director compensation, Equity Awards, Stock Option Grants and Pension Benefits. Data begins in 1992 or later.

Marginal Tax Rates - non-parametric marginal tax rates developed by Professors Jennifer Blouin (Wharton), John Core (MIT), and Wayne Guay (Wharton). Data begins in 1980.

Compustat is maintained by S&P Global Market Intelligence, formerly S&P Capital IQ and SNL Financial, which is a division of S&P Global.

Author

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Distributor

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Acknowledgement

The Compustat 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.

WRDS Terms of Use requiers users to acknowledge them in publications and communication by stating the following:

'Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) was used in preparing [identify research piece]. This service and the data available thereon constitute valuable intellectual property and trade secrets of WRDS and/or its third-party suppliers.'

Contact

Access to WRDS is managed by Nikolas Breitkopf, contact via [email protected]

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