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  1. 1. ORBIS A world of company information TEJ ZEPHYR
  2. 2. ORBIS: A world of company information ORBIS is a comprehensive database of companies around the world. It contains information combined from nearly 100 sources which is filtered into various standard report formats to facilitate global searching and company comparisons. In April 2007 ORBIS contained information on over 50 million companies. Coverage is constantly increasing in terms of depth of data as well as a growing number of countries. ORBIS has sections of superlative coverage including listed companies worldwide, public and private banks and insurance companies plus private European companies as well as a unique ownership database. The following features combine to make ORBIS an accurate and coherent global company information resource. Combined data expertise Ownership data BvDEP sources data from specialist information BvDEP’s ownership database is a complete source providers (IPs) each an expert in its discipline(s) or of approximately 20 million owner and subsidiary region(s), to ensure that ORBIS contains the best links. BvDEP supplements the ownership data available combination of data. In addition to the provided by the IPs and has a specialist team descriptive information and financials, ORBIS working solely on this resource. contains further information such as news, annual reports, ownership and M&A data. The information is collected from a variety of additional sources including: Official registers Workable global standardised reports with links (including SEC filings and stock exchanges), annual to "as reported" data reports, private correspondence and telephone ORBIS includes standardised reports that have research, company websites and newswires. It been created to best reflect organisation types and aims to convey the following about a company: global accountancy practices. The reports are a practical balance between detail and • its independence in relation to its shareholders, standardisation that facilitate global searching and • its direct and indirect shareholders with their analysis - without compromise. Three basic percentage of ownership, templates are included: industrial companies, • its ultimate owner (if any), according to the banks and insurance companies. These allow for user's definition, the various major differences in accounts in these • its direct and indirect subsidiaries with their organisation types. Users can access various levels percentage of ownership and status, with even of detail of standardised accounts with up to 10 very small links between two entities indicated. years of history. They can also access more specific reports1 that originate on BvDEP's region or Flexible access organisation-specific products (such as ORBIS is available with two access options that can BankScope) which often contain "as reported" be combined for added flexibility. Access is pre- data. determined by password. Viable global searching 1. Unlimited access The standardised reports mean that users can Unlimited access to a choice of size-defined search across the database using a consistent set of modules. criteria. Users can choose from over a hundred search items that can be combined to help narrow The modules are: down searches very specifically. Industry codes • Top 150,000 companies, have been allocated and cross-referenced for • Top 750,000 companies, intelligent searching by activity. Users can search • Top 5 million companies, on actual financials, growth rates or estimates when figures are unavailable. Options are offered • All companies. to enable users to determine whether companies should be included in searches if they publish 2. Pay-per-view incomplete accounts due to filing regulations. Credits can be used to access reports - the various reports use different numbers of credits Impressive coverage of private companies depending on the level of detail they contain. At the time of going to press ORBIS contained Credits are not used for searching and accounts information on approximately 45,000 listed are easily set up in advance. companies around the world. Over 99% of the companies available on ORBIS are private companies. These two access modes can be combined for a Private company information is more difficult to cost-effective, flexible solution that provides obtain and the legal obligations to file accounts vary unlimited access to data required on a regular widely from country to country. If full financial basis, and credits to access information information is not available, ORBIS offers reports with occasionally. varying amounts of financial detail and estimates. 1Such access requires available credits in a user's account or a subscription to the relevant product(s).
  3. 3. ORBIS A world of company information The reports and an overview of the information they contain: The information is presented in a standard format which comprises 25 data sections with various default reports, with up to 10 years of history, and the option to customise. The data sections include2: • A news service brings together stories and headlines from various high profile • General contact information and sources such as Reuters, the Financial overview Times newspaper and Newswires, ZEPHYR and Dow Jones Newswires. The • Industry/activities including primary and stories are archived for up to 2 years secondary codes in several local and (depending on source) and updated international classifications plus trade every 15 minutes description • Industry research from Datamonitor, • Overview - the largest companies also including company profiles with a SWOT have a section containing a detailed analysis history and overview of the companies’ activities • Standard peer group report which automatically compares the subject • Financial profile - the financials are in company to its peers specific formats for corporates, banks and insurance companies: Listed companies have the ä Balance sheet following additional sections: ä P&L account • Description and history ä Ratios (including user-defined ratios) • Segment data • Board members and officers • Cash flow • Auditors and advisors • More detailed accounts • Mergers and acquisitions relating to the • Stock data from Fininfo including company or one of its divisions security and price details, current stock • Ownership information - this unique data data, annual stock data, current stock set is supplemented by BvDEP and lists: valuation, monthly pricing series ä Shareholders with their • Reports from the chairman, directors and percentage of interest auditors plus the future outlook ä Shareholdings and subsidiaries for • Full colour scanned annual, interim and both public and private companies quarterly reports from Global Reports. These are also available for many ä Direct and indirect ownership delisted companies ä Ultimate owner ä Independence indicator Corporate group An illustrative list of companies with the same ultimate owner as the subject company. A Searching and analysis The search criteria are presented in an easy-to-use format with the choice between a quick multi-step search screen and an expert format. The expert searching offers an abundance of search critieria, Boolean alternatives, times series options and other flexible functionality to give precise results for specific searches. B The ORBIS database is also available under BvDEP's MINT interface, which is designed specifically for desk-top, end-user access. mintbusinessinfo.com 2Not all sections are complete for all companies due to country-specific legal restrictions C
  4. 4. Working with the information: Global searching ORBIS can be used to search for corporates, banks and insurance companies around the world in one easy step. Subscriptions to other products published by BvDEP can be supplemented with credits for ad hoc use. Exporting The results of searches can easily be downloaded to all popular formats. The graphs can be saved for use in reports and presentations. Graphical illustrations Each financial item, balance sheet, profit and loss account, ownership structure, peer and statistical analysis can be illustrated graphically. Dynamic links All the subsidiary and holding reports are dynamically linked so they can be moved between quickly and easily. An organisation's structure can be illustrated in a tree diagram which can be navigated to access other diagrams. Alert service An alert service notifies users of any changes to their chosen companies by e-mail. The service can be tailored to alert users to various changes including: involvement in an M&A deal or rumour, the addition of news or as a company's report is updated. Groups of companies that fulfil chosen criteria can also be monitored and users notified when the companies that comply with their criteria change. Analysis options ORBIS includes various flexible analysis options including statistical and peer User-defined variables analyses that help convey a clear In addition to the many default ratios understanding of groups of companies included in ORBIS users can create their around the world. Additionally, the own that match in-house methods. These segmentation option allows the creation of a can be used for searching for companies as matrix that displays a group of companies well as in the analysis functions. broken down by two variables of choice. For example, high growth companies can be analysed by industry and country to help identify patterns. This can also be viewed graphically. worldofcompanyinfo.com
  5. 5. ORBIS can benefit many areas of your research and analysis: The benefits of ORBIS include: ORBIS for research • Access information on individual companies in seconds - to the level of Suitable for infrequent detail required and frequent use • Identify the major players in specific industries or countries ORBIS provides a cost-effective, • Verify company details and use for due diligence research unlimited access option for frequent users and a flexible, pay-per-view option • Analyse competitors for less frequent users. • Research industries and geographic areas using the segmentation analysis • Understand and illustrate complex ownership structures, particularly valuable for "know your customer" and compliance research Ideal for primary • Use ORBIS for academic research and teaching and secondary research • Prepare for job interviews and find potential employers in recruitment ORBIS provides both simple and and outplacement consultancies advanced searching, summary and • Identify and evaluate potential and existing suppliers for procurement detailed data - so it's ideal for identifying research companies and for in-depth analyses and comparisons. ORBIS in a financial and tax environment Comprehensive • Analyse individual and groups of companies/banks in detail, including ORBIS has information on millions of peer group comparisons companies around the world, nearly • Use the search criteria to pinpoint acquisition targets and monitor M&A all of which are private. It includes activity specific data sources for banks, • Benchmark companies against their peers for a more accurate synopsis insurance companies and listed of their performance - ideal for transfer pricing companies, to provide you with a comprehensive, accurate data resource. ORBIS for business development Suits all levels of experience • Research markets and regions for feasibility and potential Even the more advanced features are • Provide as a pre-appointment research tool for your sales teams intuitive to use and the quick search screens mean that users with all levels of • Generate, verify and prioritise leads experience can start using ORBIS • Create targeted lists for strategic direct marketing campaigns or for "hit with no training and get fast results. lists" for sales teams Less experienced users can select to • Develop and refine domestic and international sales territories access the ORBIS database via BvDEP's MINT front-end which has been Country/Region Number of companies Number of companies Total specifically designed for end-users. with detailed financials with summary reports UK 1,976,800 1,609,700 3,586,500 Can be customised for intranets France 995,200 151,600 1,146,800 BvDEP offers consultancy services for Germany 91,300 981,700 1,073,000 customised analysis or intranet Rest of Western Europe 3,132,700 2,614,300 5,747,000 solutions. These solutions can be Eastern Europe 2,150,600 356,800 2,507,400 created to complement the look and feel Total Europe 8,346,600 5,714,100 14,060,700 North America 23,400 14,285,000 14,308,400 of existing services. Customers can South and Central America 6,500 3,661,600 3,668,100 dictate how it operates and the level of Japan 251,800 1,049,700 1,301,500 information they choose to provide to Africa 2,200 35,600 37,800 their users. Rest of the world 61,800 9,600 71,400 Supranational banks 34 3 37 Total 8,692,334 24,755,603 33,447,937 * of which 45,000 are publicly quoted companies, 28,700 are banks and 7,600 are insurance companies Visit worldofcompanyinfo.com/coverage for the latest figures. Database: copyright © 2007. Asiakastieto, Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing, CIBI, CMIE (Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy), The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, Coface Slovenia, Coface Serviços Portugal, Coface Services, CredInform, Creditinfo Czech Republic, CreditInfo Group, Creditinfo Slovakia, CredInform, Creditreform Austria, Creditreform Bulgaria, Creditreform Croatia, Creditreform d.o.o, Creditreform-Interinfo, Creditreform Lietuva, Creditreform Latvia, D&B, Dow Jones, DP Information Group, Edgar Online, Financial Times, Fininfo, Fitch Ratings, Global Reports, Honyvem, Huaxia Credit, IBISWorld, ICAP, InfoCredit, Informa, Jordans, Købmanstandens Oplyningsbureau, Korea Information Service, Krediidiinfo, LexisNexis, Moreover, National Bank of Belgium, Reuters, SeeNews, Suomen Asiakastieto, Taiwan Economic Journal, Teikoku Databank, TransUnion ITC, UC AB, Verband der Vereine Creditreform, Worldbox, World'Vest Base, ZEPHYR. Software: copyright © 2007 Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing
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