Depending on your sample of companies, you can use:
- CompuStat Segments: available in Wharton Research Data Service under the link CompuStat. This database has only data for North American companies.
You have to select the kind of segment (Business, Geographic, Operating or State) you are looking for. Don’t forget to mark the items under Segment Description and Segment Industry codes.
- WorldScope: available in the Excel add-in of Thomson One Banker.
When you use the Report Wizard, select at Step 1 WorldScope in the left upper corner and use the searchterm businesssegments. Then you can select BusinessSegment1Description, BusinessSegment1SIC, BusinessSegment1Sales etc. There are 10 business segments, but most companies don’t have that many segments.
In both cases you can’t select the SIC-codes yourself, the companies are always the startpoint.