Understanding strategies and best practices – The ins and outs of earnings calls
Abstract: The quarterly earnings call is one of the most important tools public companies use to communicate with shareholders, analysts, journalists and other interested parties about their financial results. Typically, these calls are accompanied (or preceded) by a press release that summarizes the company’s financial results and, in many cases, provides more detailed financial information filed with the SEC. This article explains the importance of earnings calls. A sidebar discusses the results of one survey regarding them.