|Bureau van Dijk (BvD) has announced the release
of the Internet version of OSIRIS, its public-company database. Introduced
on CD-ROM last year, OSIRIS provides an integrated solution for accurate,
timesaving public-company research, according to the company.
"Users can now work with both standardized and
raw data in a single information source, saving time and money with one
comprehensive public-company solution," said James Pearson, BvD's U.S.
sales manager. "And with integrated ownership, news, ratings, and earnings
estimates, OSIRIS is fast becoming a leading research tool both for CD
and Internet users."
OSIRIS combines raw financial data with a customizable
user interface to offer a single tool for global corporate search and analysis.
Multiple, linked account formats on OSIRIS enable users to freely move
between "as reported" and globally standardized accounts while retaining
the ability to conduct comprehensive, analytical modeling and cross-border
OSIRIS offers comprehensive coverage of over 25,000
companies from 118 countries, including 7,000 U.S. companies. Both interim
and annual accounts are available for U.S. companies. Annual U.S. data
dates back 20 years.
Financial accounts are collected from specialist
sources, including World'Vest Base for companies, Fitch for banks, and
Thomson Financial Insurance Solutions for insurance companies. Additional
critical business information is integrated, including Reuters news; JCF
detailed earnings estimates and recommendations; BvD's ownership database;
and ratings from Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and Fitch.
Recent additions to OSIRIS will be available on
both the CD-ROM and Internet versions, including stock data from Fininfo,
industry codes from Dow Jones, and the ability to screen companies by independence
and ultimate owner. In addition, BvD has recently signed agreements with
local information providers for data from Japan, Korea, and China.
Source: Bureau van Dijk, New York, 212/797-7120;