get firm’s sales growth yearly and quarterly from Compustat
Posted: 22 March 2016 07:07 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi,

Could you tell me how and which var should I read to calculate a firm’s sales growth from Compustat?


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Posted: 22 March 2016 08:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi,

divide sales year t by sales year t-1, minus 1

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Posted: 22 March 2016 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi, Joost, thanks. I am new and so I want to make sure , is it the SALE - Sales/Turnover (Net) in Compustat?  It is a Gross-sale?

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Posted: 22 March 2016 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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hi Charlie,

Yes, SALE is the variable you need; I believe it is net sales. If in doubt, you can always look up the 10-K filing at SEC’s Edgar and compare with the numbers in Compustat.

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