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I/B/E/S Estimates

An overview of I/B/E/S Estimates 

Refinitiv's I/B/E/S Estimates is the standard for analyst detail, consensus and aggregates data, company guidance data, and advanced analytics. Founded in 1976, I/B/E/S (Institutional Brokers' Estimate System) gathers and compiles the different estimates made by stock analysts on the future earnings for publicly traded companies.

Estimate data is displayed at company level, screened with rigorous quality control methods across 21,000 active companies in 100 countries, and sourced from over 16,000 analysts.
Over 900 firms contribute data to I/B/E/S, from the largest global houses to regional and local brokers, with U.S. data back to 1976 and international data back to 1987.

Key facts 

  • Data format
    CSV
    HTML
    JSON
    PDF
    Python
    SQL
    User Interface
    XML
  • Delivery mechanism
    API
    Cloud
    Deployed/Onsite Servers
    Desktop
    Digital Files
    Excel
    FTP
  • Publishing frequency
    15-Minute
    Daily
    End of Day
    Intra-day
    On Demand
    Real-Time

Features & Benefits

What you get with I/B/E/S Estimates 

  • 900 contributors, across 100 developed and emerging markets, totaling over 16,000 individual analysts – the most in the industry.
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) incorporate deep, industry-specific operating metrics into your analysis. KPIs include items such as Same Store Sales for retailers and restaurants, and are available for 15 industries, across 150 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.
  • Comparable Guidance compares the company’s own view on its future performance against the market view.
  • Jump-to Research links the detailed estimate directly back to the source document – simplifying client workflow and adding transparency.
  • 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.

How it works

 Accessing the dataset

This dataset can be used by the following products. Talk to us to learn more about different packages and offerings.

Refinitiv Data Platform

The Refinitiv Data Platform delivers a single, consistent data experience to access, distribute and build with Refinitiv and third party data. With cloud-enabled platform capabilities and flexible distribution options, the Refinitiv Data Platform enables faster deployment of applications, greater scale with workflow-critical analytics and a reimagined approach to technology innovation, data distribution and management
Data Formats:
JSON
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Publishing Frequencies:
Intra-day

Refinitiv Datastream

Welcome to Datastream, our historical financial database with over 35 million individual instruments or indicators across all major asset classes, including 14 million economic indicators. It features 100+ years of data, across 175 countries – the information and tools you need to interpret market trends, economic cycles, and the impact of world events. Datastream is available via Datastream Advance (EOL Sept 2021) or via Eikon DFO, Eikon R&A, Refinitiv Workspace for Students, Refinitiv Workspace for Academics, Refinitiv Workspace for Wealth. It is expected to be included in many more variants of Refinitiv Workspace during 2021. Datafeed access is via Datastream Data Loader & Datastream Web Service (which includes Matlab, EViews, Python, R & codebook integration) Client desktop tools include DFO (Datastream for Office) Datastream Charting, including Chartbook Navigator - Search & Navigation tool
Data Formats:
HTML
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Desktop
Publishing Frequencies:
Daily

Thomson ONE

Thomson ONE delivers a broad and deep range of financial content, all within a workspace that's geared to your needs and workflow.
Data Formats:
HTML
Delivery Mechanisms:
Desktop
Publishing Frequencies:
15-Minute

Refinitiv Quantitative Analytics

Refinitiv Quantitative Analytics – a powerful, scalable platform to manage, maintain and integrate quantitative analysis and investment data.
Data Formats:
SQL
Delivery Mechanisms:
Deployed/Onsite Servers
Cloud
Publishing Frequencies:
15-Minute
End of Day
Intra-day

Refinitiv DataScope

Refinitiv DataScope is a strategic custom delivery platform that supports a full cross-asset offering for pricing, reference data, and derived analytics. Covering all major asset classes, including fixed income, equities, futures and options, money, funds, loans, CDS/IRS and OTC equity options, as well as corporate actions data, estimates, entity data and news, Refinitiv DataScope Select provides flexible extraction capabilities, including file customization, scheduling and trigger options, intraday snaps and third-party entitlements. Cross-platform support is available for data retrieval and includes a zero-footprint web interface, FTP connection (internet or private network (BT Radianz (MPLS) or Delivery Direct) and API internet client server. Fee-liable, subject to terms and conditions.
Data Formats:
HTML
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Publishing Frequencies:
On Demand
Intra-day

Knowledge Direct

Knowledge Direct API uses industry standard protocols (SOAP and XML) to deliver Refinitiv content for inclusion within internal or external client applications. Using XML request/response, clients can access a comprehensive offering of company and economic Data (fundamentals, estimates, significant developments, etc.), market data, news and quotes and the associated capabilities, including charts, search and timeseries.
Data Formats:
CSV
XML
Delivery Mechanisms:
FTP
API
Publishing Frequencies:
On Demand
End of Day

Refinitiv On Demand

Refinitiv On Demand is a delivery channel for Refinitiv content and capabilities enabling clients to customize the information they want to receive on a bespoke basis. Refinitiv On Demand provides a consultative approach to provide efficient, timely custom solutions to help clients make informed decisions. The final reports and analysis are delivered to clients via email.
Data Formats:
CSV
PDF
Delivery Mechanisms:
Digital Files
Publishing Frequencies:
On Demand

Eikon

Refinitiv Eikon delivers a powerful combination of information, analytics and exclusive news on financial markets – delivered in an elegant and intuitive desktop and mobile interface.
Data Formats:
CSV
XML
JSON
User Interface
Python
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Desktop
Excel
Publishing Frequencies:
Real-Time

Workspace

Refinitiv Workspace delivers a powerful combination of information, analytics and exclusive news on financial markets – delivered in an elegant and intuitive desktop and mobile interface.
Data Formats:
CSV
XML
JSON
User Interface
Python
Delivery Mechanisms:
API
Desktop
Excel
Publishing Frequencies:
Real-Time

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