Virksomhedsdatabase med oplysninger om mere end 300 millioner virksomheder fra hele verden, inklusiv banker og forsikringsselskaber. Danmark er repræsenteret med mere end en million virksomheder, institutioner og organisationer.

Orbis contents

Orbis ia a company database comprising information about more than 100 million companies worldwide. It also covers the banking and insurance sectors.

Data include

  • Financial information. The system operates a 10-year window for listed companies and a 5-year window for all other companies.
  • Information about industry affiliation
  • Brief accounts of company history and main activities
  • Contact information, including address, phone number, e-mail, website, and link to Google maps
  • Management and board member directory

Three key elements

  1. Ownership: information about shareholders, subsidiaries, equity interests (direct and indirect), ultimate owners etc.
  2. Mergers & acquisitions: Orbis is linked up to the database Zephyr that contains information about mergers and acquisitions etc.
  3. Analysis
  • Pivot analysis (Segmentation): Two variables (e.g. industry and turnover)
  • Peer analysis (peer report): Benchmarking, financial data, a maximum of 500 companies
  • Aggregation: Aggregates financial data from selected companies
  • Compare groups (Statistical distribution): distribution of a given variable across companies (e.g. turnover)
  • Geographic Heat Map (Concentration analysis): relative ratio of a given variable

NB: No access to Global Reports, Royalty Agreement and Industry Profiles.


Historical financial data

ORBIS also provides access to historical financial data from 2000 onwards. Historical financial data on European companies from 1995 is available in AMADEUS. The historical financial data is only available on a single PC and access requires an appointment. Please contact Erik Sonne, es.lib@cbs.dk

Further reading: Overview of resources containing historical financial data (pdf in Danish).

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Orbis facts

Coverage 300 million companies
Period 5 and 10-years windows
Geography The World
Provider Moody's Analytics, Bureau van Dijk




The page was last edited by: CBS Library // 11/13/2019


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