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Standard & Poor's Compustat is a database of financial, statistical, and marketing information. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items on more than 7500 publicly held companies.

Several Compustat files are available in both annual and quarterly formats. The industrial annual formats offer both historical and restated data. The industrial quarterly formats offer restated data as reported by the company. The restated data allows analysts to compare current and prior years' results on a comparable basis and determine financial trends and growth rates. For most companies, annual and quarterly data is available for a maximum of 20 years and 48 quarters, though some annual coverage extends back to 1950 and quarterly coverage extends back to 1962.

Compustat files also contain information on aggregates, industry segments, banks, market prices, dividends, and earnings. For more detailed information on the Compustat files, consult the Compustat User's Guide.

RESTRICTIONS: Compustat may only be accessed by University of Georgia faculty, staff, and students. Data Services' special access workstations in the Main Reference room provide access to this resource within the Libraries.

For more information, please contact:

Sheila Devaney, Data Services & Business Reference Librarian, 706-542-8708 or sdevaney@uga.edu

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