Please access CompuStat via WRDS. Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides access and analyzes to a variety of financial data sources for academic research. The Library subscribes to a number of datasets on WRDS.
WRDS is available to current CUHK faculty and students only. Alumni and visitors are not eligible to access due to licensing restrictions.
*You need to open an email account with an active cuhk.edu.hk email address. We will send an email to this address with the information needed to sign in.
To apply for an Individual Account:
For Faculty, Visiting Scholars, and PhD Students
Click here to apply and select the Register tab to fill in the followings:
For Research Assistants
Please send your request to CUHK WRDS Representative with the following data:
When the request is approved, you will receive an email with instructions for setting the password and logging into WRDS.
Enquiry on account application, please contact CUHK WRDS Representative.
The list of available datasets is listed under “Your Subscriptions” on WRDS.
A list of subscribed datasets is accessible under “Your Subscriptions” on WRDS. Select CompuStat.
Step 1: Choose Your Date Range
Step 2: Apply Your Company Code
GVKEY stands for the Global Company Key. In CompuStat, each company is assigned a GVKEY which is a unique six-digit number key.
e.g. in the query below, 016538 is the GVKEY of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.
Step 3: Query Variables
Select the items on the left panel to include them in the search on the right panel.
Step 4: Select Query Output