Compustat -- The Key to Your Successful Search for Alpha
Who We Are & What We Do
Capital IQ Compustat is passionate about serving the needs of our clients -- creating superior data sets and applications that enable them to maximize their time and resources. Compustat is a premier supplier of financial information and products for institutional investors, financial and quantitative analysts around the world. Compustat has the key restated and un-restated data, unrivaled historical and point-in-time information, easy-to-use delivery options, and a knowledgeable and responsive support staff financial professionals demand.
Whether you're a money manager operating on Wall Street or an investment banker running simulations in Asia, Compustat provides solutions that allow you to conduct the accurate, in-depth analysis you depend upon to make investments decisions every day.
Our data is unique in that it is standardized. Standardizing the data ensures that comparability exists among similar types of data items, as well as financial results regardless of the data period used. While regulatory agencies, such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission, regulate many reporting standards, there is still latitude allowed companies and industries regarding reporting practices, presentation requirements and disclosure methods. Data transparency is more important than ever in our current economic climate. Our value-added data collection and presentation process removes reporting variability and biases to ensure that comparability exists among similar types of data items, as well as the results clients get when they run their models and analysis.
We maintain data quality through a series of rigorous validity and quality control measures, including thousands of validity checks performed on each company that we collect data on. We also work with local data providers, such as Toyo Keizai, TX Investment Consulting Company and Korean Listed Companies Association to significantly expand our international data and help ensure that this data is presented according to local reporting practices, but also is in accordance with our high standards for accuracy and timeliness.
As a leading provider in financial market intelligence, we have developed robust proprietary platforms and software that enable a broad array of users to quickly and easily take advantage of the rich content available in our databases. Our solution-oriented products focus on our clients using the data, rather than getting the data. Whether you are a large firm that can invest in technological resources and take research and model derivation to its limits, a smaller start-up that needs a robust analytical engine accessible via your desktop or via the internet, or an institution whose faculty and students focus on research and theory testing, we have the tools you need for your research and analysis goals to be successful.
Standard & Poor's Compustat has sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Our support staff have the financial data knowledge, as well as the technical expertise to answer questions that arise. Although there is an extensive library of reports and charts available through our products, such as Research Insight, support is available to assist with customizing them if a clients needs it.
About Capital IQ
Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, provides comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research solutions to over 4,500 investment managers, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, and corporations worldwide. Its solutions are based on the Capital IQ Platform, Compustat, ClariFI, alpha factor library products and offer an array of powerful applications for desktop research, screening, real-time market data, back-testing, portfolio management, financial modeling, and quantitative analysis. For more information, please visit Capital IQ's web site at www.capitaliq.com.
About Standard & Poor's
Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With approximately 10,000 employees, including wholly owned affiliates, located in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit http://www.standardandpoors.com.