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Requires an account for use (instructions in About) (WRDS) limited to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Texas at Austin
BvD is widely recognized as a specialist provider of both public and hard to reach private company information within the academic community.

WRDS currently provides users with the following company information databases:

  • Amadeus: European public and private company information
  • Osiris: Listed and major unlisted/delisted companies globally

AMADEUS is a pan-European financial database containing information on over 10 million public and private companies from 41 countries, including all the EU countries and Eastern Europe. Up to 10 years of detailed information (consolidated statements are also provided when available) comprising 24 balance sheet items, 25 profit and loss account items and 26 ratios. The descriptive information includes: official national identification number, address, telephone, fax, website, legal form, year of incorporation, senior managers, auditors, number of employees, quoted/unquoted indicator, industry and activity codes and, when available, a trade description in the local language and English.

OSIRIS is a database containing financial information on globally listed public companies, including banks and insurance firms from over 190 countries. The combined industrial company dataset contains standardized and as reported financials, including restated accounts, for up to 20 years on over 55,000 companies. The bank financials in OSIRIS offers up to 8 years of financial data for more than 3,350 listed banks. Insurance company financials, collected from annual reports and the NAIC and cover up to 9 years of data on over 660 listed insurance companies. OSIRIS strives to cover all publicly listed companies worldwide. In addition, it covers major non-listed companies when they are primary subsidiaries of publicly listed companies.

In order to use this service, you must request an account. University of Texas at Austin faculty, Ph.D. students, and Master’s students may request an account by choosing the "register for a WRDS account" link via the web page linked above. Accounts will be activated within 48 business hours.

ORBIS is available for McCombs faculty and students using a McCombs IP address.

Access to this resource is funded by the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

User Limits: unlimited
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International Business
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Company and Industry Information




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