The database Worldscope offers annual and quarterly report data, like sales, net income and total assets. This data could be accessed with the Thomson One Banker Excel add-in. However this tool is outdated and not supported anymore by Thomson Reuters.
So now we get our Worldscope data inDatastream. If you want to download this data from Datastream, please note the following:
- If you want quarterly data, you have to select the correct datatype in Datastream. In Datastram Navigator check at the top of the screen what is selected behind Worldscope Report Type: If you want quarterly data, you have to change Annual into All or Interim to find the datatype and select the Interim datatype (with the A at the end of the Mnemonic). In most cases Interim means quarterly, but it can also mean semi-annual.
When you select the annual datatype and request the data on a quarterly basis in Datastream, you will see that the annual value is repeated for each quarter. Please note: You won’t be able to see this when you change the currency in Datastream (due to changes in the exchange rate).