I/B/E/S Estimates


Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S Estimates is the industry standard and highest quality source for analyst detail, company level consensus, macro level aggregates data and comparable guidance. It provides the broadest global view of sell side analyst estimates for a company's future quarterly and annual financial performance. A collection of detail and consensus estimates for 60+ company level measures including EPS, Net Income and Sales as well as 120+ Industry specific measures. Real-time and historical estimates collected from hundreds of brokers for thousands of companies providing our clients with and insight into a company performance.

Features and Benefits

Macro-Level Views - I/B/E/S Global Aggregates, with over 20 years of history, facilitates top-down analysis in order to better assess potential growth and risk as well as future value across industry, sector, index, country and region.

900 contributors, across 100 developed and emerging markets, totaling over 13,000 individual analysts – the most in the industry.

Key Performance Indicators incorporate deep, industry-specific operating metrics, or Key Performance Indicators, into your analysis. KPIs include items such as Same Store Sales for retailers and restaurants, and are available for over 11 industries, across 120 granular metrics.

StarMine SmartEstimates® are proven to be a more accurate predictor of future earnings surprises than traditional mean estimates. The patented model is simple but effective – overweight those analysts with strong track records for that company and overweight more recent contributions.

Restated Actuals give true year-over-year comparability for companies which restate results

Jump-to Research links the detailed estimate directly back to the source document – simplifying client workflow and adding transparency

Comparable Guidance compares the company’s own view on its future performance against the market view.

Additional Content Info

Global Coverage

900 contributors, across 100 developed and emerging markets, totaling over 13,000 individual analysts – the most in the industry. We maintain close relationships with our sell-side contributors who must pass a rigorous screening process before we accept their research. Coverage that includes 99% of MSCI Asia, 98% of MSCI World and 100% of S&P500, giving us a coverage total of over 22,000 active companies (+ 20,000 inactive) across over 87 countries

Depth and History

Our history which dates back to 1976 for the US, 1985 for Canada, 1987 for other EMEA & Asia Pacific markets, and 1992 for Latin America, allows our clients to analyze and understand companies’ expected vs. actual performance over many business cycles as well as conduct thorough historical analysis, including backtesting investment strategies across decades of past market conditions

Timeliness and Quality

Over 40+ years of collection experience results in the highest quality data with time-tested methodologies and quality control.

Comparable Guidance

Comparable Guidance compares the company’s own view on its future performance against the market view. Available across 14 measures with history starting in 1994. Users can access company expectations from historical and current company disclosures for a complete picture of a company’s financial viability as well as a complete record of guidance revisions for a company. It will allow users to drill down from guidance figures to full quotes and company guidance in the original source document.

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