Global Shares Outstanding Data.
Overview: Our data includes both official and adjusted shares outstanding for listed equities from around the world. We source official figures from stock exchanges, regulatory authorities, and the listing companies.
Because corporate actions may occur between official updates and have an important impact on the number of shares outstanding, we offer an additional feed of adjusted values. After a corporate action event, we adjust the figures and then revert to the official figures once they have been published.
Coverage: Our data covers global equities from over 120 countries.
History: The amount of history varies by exchange.
Updates: We update our official data as soon as new figures have been made available by the official source. The frequency of the official updates varies by exchange, ranging from daily to annually. We update our shares outstanding that have been adjusted for corporate actions on a daily basis.
Delivery: You can receive our data in bulk files via download, S3 to S3, on-demand via API, or via your web browser.
License Terms: We license our data for either your internal use only or for display/redistribution to your clients. Unlike other data providers, DIH does not have purge clauses – so if you ever stop receiving data from us, you do not have to a ransom to keep the data you’ve already received and for which you’ve paid.
Pricing: Several inputs go into the pricing for our data. For example, do you want data for all available countries or a subset? How much history do you want? Do you want updates going forward? Contact us to learn more.
Accurately Calculate Market Cap, EPS, and More with Our Data.
The number of shares outstanding, shown on a company’s balance sheet under the heading “capital stock”, is used to calculate key metrics including market capitalization figures, earnings per share (EPS), and share stakes for portfolio holdings levels and regulatory reporting requirements.
It is critical to have complete and accurate data. Beyond just the official figures, you need to account for corporate actions that may occur between official updates and have an important impact on the number of shares outstanding.
Institutional market participants choose to source such data from DIH because we have the broad global coverage they need, and provide quality data via a reliable service.
What’s Included in Our Data.
DIH’s shares outstanding data is comprised of two data sets:
Official Shares Outstanding – This consists of official figures from stock exchanges and listed companies from around the world. Official data is updated as soon as new figures have been made available by the official source. The frequency of the official updates varies from market to market ranging from daily to annually.
Adjusted Shares Outstanding — Since corporate actions may occur between official updates and have an important impact on the number of shares outstanding, we offer an additional feed of adjusted values. After the corporate action event, we adjust the figures and then revert to the official figures when they have been published.
We adjust shares outstanding based upon the following types of corporate actions:
- Bonus Issue
- Bonus Rights
- Capital Reduction
In addition to the shares outstanding information, we also include relevant security reference data about the issuer, security, exchange, and more.
We deliver our dividend announcements data via bulk file download, API, or web browser.
Who Can Benefit from DIH’s Data?
Shares outstanding data is utilized in various departments of a financial institution for multiple purposes. Our clients who receive our data are often one of the following:
- Investment banks
- Brokerage firms
- Hedge funds (systematic & non-systematic)
- Asset managers
- Proprietary trading firms
- High net worth investors
- Service providers (e.g. OMS, EMS, data vendors, etc.)
For example, the research department in the front-office of a firm needs such data to calculate such metrics as market capitalization, earnings per share (EPS), and more.
Compliance relies on such data to comply with exchange reporting regulations and portfolio holding levels.
How to Use Our Shares Outstanding Data.
Financial professionals utilize our shares outstanding data to calculate several metrics, including:
- Market capitalization
- Earnings per share (EPS)
- Cash flow per share
- Change in shares outstanding over time
Such metrics are often fed into other models and reports throughout the firm.
Our clients also use our daily adjusted data to project shares outstanding.
Flexible Updates & Delivery.
Our data is updated on a daily basis. You can access our data in several ways:
Bulk File Download – For most of our clients, downloading our data in bulk files is most convenient. We can deliver files in various formats (e.g. CSV) via download, S3 to S3 transfer, etc.
API – Some use cases are better suited for on-demand delivery of specific data points via an API.
Web Browser – Search our data via your web browser.