A Must for Quality Analysis
September 01, 2020

A Must for Quality Analysis

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ is being used primarily, although not exclusively, by the Corporate Finance division within
my organization. S&P Capital IQ is largely used for conducting analysis on comparable transactions or due diligence on companies and their competitors. S&P Capital IQ, however, is used for a wide breadth of tasks within my organization, which is a testament to the multiplicity of quality features the software provides.
  • S&P Capital IQ's blackline tool allows for the effortless comparison of changes in company filings over time.
  • The screening tool when searching for comparable companies and/or transactions is very comprehensive and customizable.
  • It allows users to customize their dashboards and tearsheets in any number of ways.
  • S&P Capital IQ's add-in slows down my Excel when I incorporate formulas into it.
  • S&P Capital IQ's algorithms don't necessarily look in the footnotes of company filings, which can make for a less robust analysis of financials and multiples than desired.
  • The user interface is not very user-friendly and thus makes maximizing the software's features difficult. It could be more intuitive to use and not so busy (e.g. not so many small icons on one web page). The S&P Capital IQ support team, however, is always available and very helpful.
  • S&P Capital IQ contributes to a more comprehensive analysis of companies when making decisions on how best to market them to potential buyers.
  • S&P Capital IQ has enabled my company to be more efficient in learning about and valuing companies.
  • Due to the quality and reliability of information S&P Capital IQ has, it is saving my company large amounts of time.
S&P Capital IQ is used for generating reports on key players in niche industries. More often, though, it is used for providing quality support to my valuations of companies, which are included in pitch decks to prospective buyers. S&P Capital IQ not only meets my needs in these areas, but exceeds them. It is a highly valuable software for anyone in the financial services industry.
S&P Capital IQ is well suited for conducting analysis of a wide range of public companies. More specifically, the software is excellent for performing valuations of companies, whether through analyzing comparable companies and transactions or downloading company financials in Excel to conduct a discounted cash flow. However, finding enough substantial data on private companies in S&P Capital IQ can be difficult at times.