Compustat is a database of financial, statistical and market information on active and inactive global companies throughout the world. The service began in 1962.This database provides a broad range of information products directed at institutional investors, universities, bankers, advisors, analysts, and asset/portfolio managers in corporate, M&A, private capital, equity, and fixed income markets. The database covers 99,000 global securities, covering 99% of the world's total market capitalization with annual company data history available back to 1950 and quarterly data available back to 1962 (depending when that company was added to the database).The following information is available:Fundamentals
1950 to latest
At University of Edinburgh, the Compustat databases are accessed via the WRDS interface. University of Edinburgh faculty, students, and staff who require access must register for a WRDS account at: https://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/. Your request will be reviewed by one of the WRDS Representatives. If you have not received an e-mail message within 5 business days, please contact your WRDS Representatives: Deborah Morrison: email@example.com or Natalie Honeyman: N.Honeyman@ed.ac.uk.