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Finance-Team 2017

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WRDS - Wharton Research Data Services

WRDS is a web based platform which provides comprehensive financial, accounting, economics, management, marketing, banking and insurance data from various economic data banks. WRDS is operated by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania ( in the United States. WRDS is characterized by the fact that data from different integrated databases can be searched, uniformly selected, and finally stored in a unified file format (Excel, Stata, SAS, etc.).

WRDS is considered the de facto standard in quantitative empirical capital market research. With access to this source, high-quality teaching and research are possible. Currently, the following databases are additionally accessible via WRDS:


The database Worldscope by Thomson Reuters contains financial statement items (e.g., income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements) and stock market data. The database covers more than 78.000 companies of 119 countries (including developed and emerging markets). The data is available starting in 1980. Additionally, analytical ratios, per share items and stock performance items are available. Furthermore, Worldscope contains detailed segment level data of the business segments of the companies.In addition to this data, pension/post-retirement (e.g., healthcare plan description, pension plan asset allocation, fair value plan assets) data is also available.Access to the Worldscope data is provided by WRDS and EIKON.


Thomson Reuters provides access to data of all major financial markets through the database Eikon. In addition to historical and real time financial data, Eikon also includes global financial news and commentary, financial estimates, fundamentals analysis, and visual analysis through charting.Eikon covers more than 400 exchanges and OTC-markets.

To use the provided databanks of Eikon you need to sign a legally binding mandatory declaration of obligation. Employees of the Paderborn University can ask for this declaration in the administration of the TAF Department via sending an Email. You accept with your subscription the terms of Eikon. The terms of using Eikon can also be reviewed in the administration of Prof. Dr. André Uhde.


The ownership database of Thomson Reuters contains historical ownership data of listed companies worldwide.

Institutional Broker's Estimate - I/B/E/S (Thomson Reuters)

I / B / E / S Detail History EPS is a database which provides profit estimates per share (Earnings Per Share) encompassed by analysts. These earnings estimates are available both for American companies and large international companies. In addition, the database I / B / E / S History offers non-EPS data. This includes predictive indicators (eg, EBITDA, book value per share, cash flow, sales, dividends per share etc.) and earnings (eg Price / earnings ratios, market capitalization, historical growth rates, dividends, etc.).

Orbis Bank Focus (Bureau van Dijk)

Orbis Bank Focus is a global database containing information on over 33,000 public and private banks (25,000 US and 8,000 Non-US, active and inactive).

Additionally Databases provided by WRDS

Furthermore, on WRDS the following additional databases available: Bank Regulatory, Block Holders, CBOE index, CUSIP, DMEF Academic Data, Dow Jones, Fama French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Reserve Bank, PHLX, Penn World Tables, SEC Order Execution and TRACE.

More information can be found on the WRDS Database Information System (DBIS) of the University Library Paderborn.

Further Databases

dafne (Bureau van Dijk)

dafne provides current and historical financial statements information on about 800,000 German and Austrian companies. Following the form of publication of these companies, both separate financial statements and consolidated financial statements are available. The international accounting standards IAS / IFRS and US GAAP as well as the German Commercial Code are included in the detailed presentation.

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