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Compustat from Standard & Poor's

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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

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.

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

Compustat North America is a database of U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on active and inactive publicly held companies. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items.

Compustat Global is a database of non-U.S. and non-Canadian fundamental and market information on more than 33,900 active and inactive publicly held companies with annual data history from 1987.

Emerging Markets Data Base (EMDB) has reliable and comprehensive information and statistics on stock markets in developing countries. As of January 2003, EMDB tracked 53 stock markets in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, providing daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly data on more than 2,200 stocks by company, industry, country, region, and more. Using a selected sample of stocks in each market, EMDB calculates indices of stock market performance designed to serve as benchmarks consistent across national boundaries.

Capital IQ data includes Capital Structure, Key Developments, and People Intelligence. MBAs have web access via their personal accounts at

  • Capital Structure
    Capital Structure provides extensive debt capital structure for over 60,000 global public and private companies and equity capital structure data on over 80,000 active and inactive companies worldwide. Dedicated capital structure research team reviews over 1,000 documents per day sourced from press releases, company websites, and global stock exchanges in addition to direct feeds from SEC, SEDAR, ASX, and RNS. Captured attributes of each debt component, such as security type, secured level, interest rate, maturity date, interest type, interest rate, benchmark, secured flag, convertible type, issued currency, benchmark spread, and more. Equity capital structure data points include shares outstanding, authorized shares, issued shares, shares in treasury, component type, par value, and conversion factor.
    • 60,000 public and private global companies for debt capital structure
    • Equity Capital Structure for 80,000 active and inactive companies worldwide

  • Key Developments
    Key Developments provide structured summaries of material news and events that may affect the market value of securities. It monitors over 100 Key Development types including executive changes, M&A rumors, changes in corporate guidance, delayed filings, SEC inquiries, and many more. Each Key Development item includes announced date, entered date, modified date, headline, situation summary, type, source, company role, and other identifiers.
    • Over 80 Key Development types across ten categories
    • Over 8.5 million Key Developments on over 800,000 companies worldwide

  • People Intelligence
    People Intelligence covers over 4.5 million professionals and over 2.4 million people including private and public company executives, board members, and investment professionals, globally. Each professional in the Capital IQ database has a distinct profile which can include contact details, biography, education, job functions and titles, board memberships, compensation, insider activity, and options holdings.
    • Compensation history is as early as 1996-1997. Professional functions contain only current functions and does not contain history.
    • Over 40 different compensation types including salary, bonus, directors fee, stock options, stock grant and many more
    • Global coverage including both public and private companies

Execucomp tracks executive compensation in S&P 1000 firms. Top executives' salary, bonus, and stock option data since 1992 is available. The database also has company-specific financial statement information to supplement the compensation data.

  • Annual Compensation
  • Company Financial and Director Compensation for 2005 and prior
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Director Compensation
  • Long Term Incentive Awards - 1992 Format
  • Outstanding Equity Awards
  • Pension Benefits
  • Plan Based Awards
  • Stock Option Grants - 1992 Format
User Limits: unlimited
Alternative Titles
Standard & Poor's Compustat (WRDS)
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