Compustat North America

Description

A product of Standard & Poor’s, COMPUSTAT North America is a database of U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on more than 24,000 active and inactive publicly held companies. It is a near census of publicly traded firms, providing thousands of annual reports, income statements, statements of cash flows, and supplemental data items.COMPUSTAT North America offers files that are available in both annual and quarterly formats. The industrial annual formats offer both historical and restated data. The industrial quarterly formats offer restated data as reported by the various companies. The restated data allow analysts to compare current and prior years’ results on a comparable basis and determine financial trends and growth rates. For most companies, annual and quarterly data are available for a maximum of 20 years and 48 quarters. In many cases, data stretch back fifty years or more. COMPUSTAT North America files also contain information on aggregates, industry segments, banks, market prices, dividends, and earnings.ExecuComp is also available within the COMPUSTAT system. This dataset includes over 80 different compensation items on more than 12,500 executives (top five executive officers per company), and over 35 measures of company financial performance taken from COMPUSTAT. The data are annual and available from 1992 forward.

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