Standard & Poor's Compustat® North America is a database of accounting, financial, statistical and market information on active and inactive companies in the U.S. and Canada, covering over 99% of the U.S. total market capitalization.
Standard & Poor's Compustat® data is standardized. While the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulate many reporting standards, there is a great deal of latitude allowed among companies and industries regarding reporting practices, presentation requirements and disclosure methods. Compustat reduces reporting variability and bias to ensure that comparability exists among similar types of data items, as well as financial results in current and prior time frames.
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.