Overview of the Data
Compustat provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items on more than 24,000 publicly held companies. The Compustat dataset we subscribe to provides us with 20 years of this data up to the most current year. For example, the Compustat data we purchased in 2004 (i.e., the "2003 version") contains data from 1984-2003. There are numerous datasets which together comprise Compustat, and our department does not subscribe to all of them. For more info, see below.
The Finance and Accounting Departments subscribe to:
- North America-Annual
- North America-Quarterly
How to Access This Data
The most up to date Compustat data are also available through the WRDS system.