extracted financial statements are intended for use both by
humans and XML parsers. The XML follows the XBRL
standard for US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
and HTML data are not usually mixed in this fashion. This
representation has the advantage that computers and humans
see the same numbers. (This avoids the problem that killed
the old EDGAR Financial Data Schedules - companies had troubles
keeping the Financial Data Schedules and the official filings
consistent). This is an experiment to see if others find this
representation useful. Comments
on this representation are welcome.
that this is still experimental. Many items will not be identified
with XML tags, because our database of terms used in financial
statements is incomplete. Also, we are not representing the
hierarchy of the numerical items at this time, just their
names and values.
have tools that can process this data, we'd be happy to provide