Financial Research and Learning Lab

How to Access Compustat Database

The Compustat database can only be accessed through the WRDS platform. Please visit the WRDS page to learn how to create an account and use the service.

Compustat CRSP Merged

The merged Compustat/CRSP database can be accessed through the CRSP tab in WRDS.


What is Compustat?

Compustat provides historical fundamental and market data for both active and inactive companies to facilitate historical research and analysis.

The data comes standardized and thus permits easy comparisons for all data whether it be company, industry or business cycle analysis.

Data is available for company analysis dating all the way back to 1950 and includes historical daily and monthly prices, dividends, and corporate actions.

What is included:

  • Daily and Monthly Data from 1962
  • Historical Quarterly Data from 1962
  • Historical annual data from 1950
  • Over 99,000 global securities

For more information please visit the Compustat Site.