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Total Non-Controlling Interest is a line reflecting the whole of what was minority interest prior to 2009.

FactSet retained this as minority interest, and this is therefore the correct line to be used with that database.

When using CompuStat, users may prefer NonControlIntRed and NonControlIntNonRed, which are redeemable non-controlling interest, which is is part of liabilities, and non-redeemable non-controlling interest, which is part of shareholders equity. Using either should be fine, but be cautious of double accounting.

Source and Availability

The data points come from SEC filings or earnings announcements of a company (click here for the line-item reference spreadsheet). Since the data is "standardized" by the data provider the exact number may not exist in the original source. The data is usually a single line-item (see the link at the end for an excel spreadsheet with details). There are two access methods: prebuilt factors and using a function syntax.

When using the function syntax you specify the historical period using parameters in parenthesis as follows:


offset: 0-20 (for interim) 0-10 (for annual)
type: QTR (for interim), ANN (for annual), TTM (for trailing twelve months)

For types QTR & ANN the value is taken straight out of the filing with the corresponding offset, ex: 0 is most recent, 1 is previous, etc. TTM types are computed in two ways: for income and cash flow statement values are calculated by adding four quarterly values. For balance sheet items, TTM is the average of the trailing four quarters.

The NAHandling parameter is optional and is used to control what happens in preliminary reports where many items could be missing. Preliminary reports are press releases by the company and only affect the most recent ("0") offset period. They can last several weeks and can cause false signals due to incomplete data (see "CompleteStmt" for a way to identify companies with preliminary data).

Three options are available when an NA is found in a preliminary report:


FALLBACK this is the default. When an NA is encountered the value is pulled from the offset "1" period.
KEEPNA do nothing. NAs will be preserved, which can cause the entire expression to fail.
ZERONA NAs are converted to 0

Pre-built factors are available for convenience and correspond to the following formula syntax:


Period Description Corresponding Parameters
Q Recent Quarter (0, QTR)
PQ Prior Quarter (1, QTR)
PYQ Prior Year quarter (4, QTR)
TTM Trailing Twelve Months (0, TTM)
PTM Prior Trailing Twelve Months (4, TTM)
A Recent Annual (0, ANN)
PY Prior Year (1, ANN)
Gr%PQ Growth % PQ (0, QTR) / (1, QTR)
Gr%PYQ Growth % PYQ (0, QTR) / (4, QTR)
Gr%TTM Growth % TTM (0, TTM) / (4, TTM)
Gr%PQTTM Growth % TTM 1Q Ago (0, TTM) / (1, TTM)
Gr%A Growth % Annual (0, ANN) / (1, ANN)
Gr%3Y Growth % 3 year (0, ANN) / (3, ANN) annualized
Gr%5Y Growth % 5 year (0, ANN) / (5, ANN) annualized
Gr%10Y Growth % 10 year (0, ANN) / (10, ANN) annualized
RSD%ANN RSD % 10Y of annuals


RSD%TTM RSD % 5Y of TTM LoopRelStdDev
RegEstTTM Regression Est 5Y Eval(LinReg("function(CTR * 2, TTM)", 10)
, EstimateY(0), NA)
RegGr%TTM Regression Gr% 5Y Eval(LinReg("function(CTR * 2, TTM)", 10)
,RegGr%(2), NA)
RegEstANN Regression Est 10Y Eval(LinReg("function(CTR, ANN)", 10)
, EstimateY(0), NA)
RegGr%ANN Regression Gr% 10Y Eval(LinReg("function(CTR, ANN)", 10)
,RegGr%(1), NA)
%SalesQ % of Q Sales function(0, QTR) / Sales(0, QRT)
%SalesA % of A Sales function(0, ANN) / Sales(0, ANN)
%AssetQ % of Q Assets function(0, QTR) / AstTot(0, QRT)
%AssetA % of A Assets function(0, ANN) / AstTot(0, ANN)
PSQ Per Share Q function(0, QTR) / Shares(0, QRT)
PSA Per Share A function(0, ANN) / Shares(0, ANN)
5YAvg 5 Year Average LoopSum("function(CTR, ANN)", 5) / 5

NOTE: PTM offset is 4 , not 1, since it uses interim periods

Click Here for the Line-Item Reference Spreadsheet.