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Overview of the data

AMADEUS is a comprehensive, pan-European database containing financial information on 11 million public and private companies in 41 European countries. It combines data from over 30 specialist regional information providers (IPs). The accounts are in a standardised format (for up to 10 years), consolidated and unconsolidated, financial ratios, activities and ownership for approximately 11 million companies throughout Europe, including Eastern Europe.

A standard company report includes: 24 balance sheet items, 25 profit and loss account items and 26 ratios, descriptive information including trade description and activity codes (NACE 2, NAICS or US SIC can be used across the database), ownership information which is researched by BvD’s own team of consultants. A news module contains information from Reuters’, Dow Jones, the FT as well as M&A news and rumours from BvD ZEPHYR. AMADEUS also contains security and price information and links to an executive report with integral graphs plus a report comparing the financials of the company’s default peer group. AMADEUS also includes ratings. A company tree diagram instantly illustrates the structure of the group.

In keeping with BvDEP’s other internet products AMADEUS offers 2 search formats. Quick multi-step search provides one screen searching using the 11 most popular criteria for fast answers to basic queries. The expert mode has over 100 search criteria and features such things as Boolean logic (and, or, not) and times series searching. Integral analysis software allows you to compare companies against each other and produce tables and graphs to illustrate your results. These can be downloaded into most packages.

How to access this database

Integrated in WRDS. See WRDS (link) for more information.

How to use this database

Basic information on how to use this database can be found in Amadeus User Guide.