Wikidata:WikiProject Companies/Properties

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Properties for company items[edit]

Core properties[edit]

This is a first group based on usage of properties (see also the query).

ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and member (subject typically an individual member with a proper name label); different from P279; using this property as a qualifier is deprecated—use P2868 or P3831 instead
Preferred value is business (Q4830453), industry designation should be stored in industry (P452).
Microsoft <instance of> business-
inceptionP571Point in timeinception: date or point in time when the organization/subject was founded/created
It may have multiple values (inception of current entity, inception of predecessor) described by qualifier, but it is preffered to rank only one value as Preffered.
Microsoft <inception> 4 April 1975dissolved, abolished or demolished
headquarters locationP159Itemheadquarters, siège social, seat and episcopal see: specific location where an organization's headquarters is or has been situated. Inverse property of "occupant" (P466).
City of headquarters of this entity. It is preferred to store all headquarters-based properties in this statement as qualifiers, like location (P276) (building for example), located at street address (P969), postal code (P281), industry (P452), coordinate location (P625), start time (P580)
Microsoft <headquarters location> Redmondoccupant
official websiteP856URLofficial website and home page: URL of the official homepage of an item (current or former) [if the homepage changes, add an additional statement with preferred rank. Do not remove the former URL]
It may have multiple values for language versions described by language of work or name (P407) qualifier, but it is preffered to rank only one value as Preffered, which may not be the English one.
Microsoft <official website>
countryP17Itemcountry: sovereign state of this item; don't use on humans
Country of incorporation of company. Only one value is preferred.
Microsoft <country> United States of America-
logo imageP154Commons media filelogo: graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and productsMicrosoft <logo image> Microsoft logo (2012).svg-
legal formP1454Itemjuridical person and type of business entity: legal form of an organization
Try to be as specific as possible - country specific form, not general form.
Nokia <legal form> julkinen osakeyhtiö-
Commons categoryP373StringCommons category: name of the Wikimedia Commons category containing files related to this item (without the prefix "Category:")
Category of company (if exists), not category of company HQ building.
Microsoft <Commons category> Microsoft-
industryP452Itemindustry and economic branch: industry of company or organization
It may have multiple values.
Microsoft <industry> technology industry-
owned byP127Itemproprietor: owner of the subject
Direct owner (may be different from parent organization (P749)) with proportion (P1107) qualifier specifying the share (necessary in case of multiple values), other possible qualifiers - start time (P580), point in time (P585), of (P642) (necessary in a case of different subscribed capital/voting rights shares). It may have multiple values, in a case of listed companies with fragmented ownership even 5% may be substantial.
Microsoft <owned by> The Vanguard Groupowner of
stock exchangeP414Itemexchange: exchange on which this company is traded
Significant trading venues only, with ticker symbol (P249) qualifier, start time (P580) qualifier is also preferred. In case of unlisted companies it is possible to use no value.
Microsoft <stock exchange> NASDAQ-
location of formationP740Itemlocation where a group or organization was formed
First headquarters of this entity. Possibly with qualifiers like location (P276) (building for example), located at street address (P969), postal code (P281), industry (P452) or coordinate location (P625)
Microsoft <location of formation> Albuquerque-


Over time interval numbers[edit]

Point in time numbers[edit]

Legal and reporting hierarchy linkages[edit]

  • needs work. Should follow LEI's new hierarchy standard
  • needs work. What accounting segment (in the top most consolidated financial statements) does this entity report into?
  • needs work. Effectively controlled by, but not owned by...
  • owner of (P1830) entities owned by this company, with specific qualifier like applies to part (P518) -> headquarters (Q7540126) [Not sure this is clear, is it one step down, or recursive?)
  • parent organization (P749) (see above)
  • subsidiary (P355) (see above)
  • business division (P199) (unclear. Is this a US GAAP reporting segment? What constitutes a business division? (all in the same industry but spread geographically? Various units reporting to a specific senior manager? Various units that consolidate their financial statements for internal use and perhaps external reporting?)
  • needs work. list of subsidiaries (typically from the Annual Report)
  • needs work. Is this entity State owned?

Key persons[edit]

Company Identifiers[edit]

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Industry Identifiers[edit]


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