Finding Historical Financial Statements with Compustat How do I find historical financial statements using Compustat in WRDS?
You can search for historical financial statements through Compustat in WRDS.
Select Compustat - Capital IQ
Under Tools in the lower right hand area select Complete Financial Statements (XLS)
Step One: Date Range
Select desired start and end years
Step Two: Search
Click Code lookup; a new window will open
Type company name, e.g. Sears, into search box; hit Lookup codes
Copy and paste ticker symbol back into the Company Code box on the main WRDS search page (Note: Highlight the ticker symbol and manually copy and paste it into the search box rather than using the Code List feature in the Code Lookup window)