Annual report data

The EDSC offers three databases to get annual report data: Worldscope, Compustat and Orbis. Apart from the way to get data, the five most important differences are:

  • Access: Getting data from Worldscope is only possible at the Datateam pc’s in the Y03-17.  Compustat and Orbis  are accessible via from home.
  • History: Compustat NA has data started from 1950, Compustat Global from 1987. Worldscope contains data  from  1980 onwards. Orbis from the end of the 90’s.
  • Identifiers: to get data from financial databases like Compustat identifiers are needed, CUSIP (9 digits) or Tickers for NA and ISIN and SEDOL for Compustat Global. In Worldscope one can use ISIN-, SEDOL- or DS-codes, in Orbis you need BvD, ISIN or tickers to retrieve the data.
  • Updates: Compustat is being updated once a year, Worldscope and Orbis has daily updates.

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