Predicate Proposal - CIK Number

Definition: The CIK (Central Index Key) numbers associated with this entity. The CIK number is used as an identifier for financial filings with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), and is assigned by the SEC. A company an have multiple CIK numbers.

CIK numbers can be located using the official SEC Edgar CIK Lookup.

CIK numbers may be prefaced by multiple zeros, which should be dropped from the string.

Example (Adobe Inc.): 0000796343 → ‘CIK Number’ → 796343

Estimated frequency of new values or changes: Although many companies only have one CIK number, multiple values are possible, and new CIK Number values may be assigned to an entity.

Tooltip definition of the predicate: “The CIK Number(s) associated with this entity.”

Type of value: String

# of accepted values: Multiple

Inverse Properties and Name: N/A

Examples of proper use:

Examples of improper use:

  • Intel Capital → ‘CIK Number’ → ‘50863’ is incorrect as that is the CIK Number associated with Intel Corp., the parent organization for Intel Capital. Intel Capital has its own CIK number, 1129302. Citation: EDGAR Entity Landing Page

Usage in other schemas:

Constraints: Should only be applied to:

  • Company, Organization, Venture capital firm

Citation Required?: No.

Maybe tooltip should read “The CIK Number(s) associated with this entity.”

I would interpret ‘unique’ here to imply that only a single CIK number can be associated with this entity (just learned from this proposal that multiple can be associated with an entity)

Likewise might be worth stating an entity can have multiple CIK numbers in the definition?

@leeds Thanks, good point. I updated the tooltip and definition. Also change Citation required to “No” as it is not required given the source can be formed from the CIK number.

[This has been imported to the protocol schema]

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