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Industry and Sector Classifications

Industry and Sector Classifications

Gain unprecedented visibility and understanding on what companies really do. FactSet transforms the mapping of companies from single-sector to multi-sector categorization by quantifying revenue exposure for each of the primary and ancillary industries in which they participate.

FactSet Revere Hierarchy

Access a 360-degree view of a company's diverse businesses with the FactSet Revere Hierarchy. This unique multi-sector, variable-depth classification system groups companies with up to three times the depth found in conventional industry classification systems. When fully expanded, the Hierarchy has over 7,000 sector and product groups, providing the precision you need to truly understand companies in a multi-dimensional manner.

Create accurate and granular peer groups and multi-industry competitors based on a company’s detailed product offering. Discover alpha and model risk exposure by fully understanding the businesses of companies. Utilize a more robust framework for financial and economic analysis.

FactSet Revere Business Industry Classification System 

Take advantage of a business industry classification that provides a comprehensive structured taxonomy to classify companies by what they primarily do.  FactSet RBICS derives its single-sector categorization of companies by leveraging the FactSet Revere Hierarchy's granular taxonomy. By combining the strengths of market-defined and bottom-up approaches to classification, FactSet RBICS delivers unprecedented precision and the granularity of about 1,400 sector groups. 

FactSet RBICS with Revenue 

RBICS with Revenue normalizes the non-standard reporting of revenues attributable to each business segment, only possible with the multi-sector taxonomy and granularity of RBICS and FactSet Revere Hierarchy. Hierarchy with Revenue associates the same detailed segment information to the full, variable-depth structure of the Hierarchy.

Address the information deficiency of single-sector taxonomies by screening diversified companies’ partial exposures to multiple industries. Expose, quantify, and classify the business segments of companies to the product-based micro-sectors of RBICS to better understand company risk and performance. Quantify your portfolio’s true revenue exposures to sectors using single-sector and multi-sector maps of companies. Gain superior visibility of company peer groups, quantified multi-industry competitors, and M&A targets.

Scope and Coverage


  • About 50,000 companies globally


  • Hierarchy
    • U.S. data from 2003
    • Europe data from 2014
    • Asia data from 2015
    • U.S. data from 2003
    • Europe data from 2011
    • Asia data from 2011
  • RBICS with Revenue
    • U.S. data from 2012
    • Europe data from 2014
    • Asia data from 2014
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