Best practices for investor relations communications.
By Guest Contributor on July 18, 2011
This is a guest post by David J. Price, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, EDGAR Online, Inc. Mr. Price joined EDGAR Online as Chief Financial Officer on July 6, 2010 and became Chief Operating Officer on May 13, 2011. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and [...]
By Ezra Marbach on February 9, 2011
AS EARNINGS season comes to a close, public companies continue to demonstrate an increasing focus on using their earnings calls to be more social, interactive, and transparent.
By Guest Contributor on January 21, 2011
Professional presentation designer Jan Schultink worked for almost a decade with McKinsey & Company advising Fortune 500 CEOs about strategy. In this guest post, he provides advice on how to design investor presentations that create a strong impact.
By Guest Contributor on January 18, 2011
RESULTS pre-releases can help companies gain mindshare ahead of the busy quarterly reporting season, allay investor concerns and speculation — and help keep investors focused on strategic long-term plans.
By Dominic Jones on December 19, 2010
ONE of the hottest discussions over the past week in the Investor Relations Executives Group on Linkedin asks whether investor relations pros send out holiday cards to their covering analysts and biggest shareholders.
By Dominic Jones on December 14, 2010
AT THE first CA Cheuvreux Investor Relations Summit in London last week, 170 IR officers from around Europe got to hear directly from research heads and fund managers about what they’re looking for from investor relations departments.
By Guest Contributor on December 6, 2010
LOOMING behind the various predictions of a turn in commercial lines pricing at some point in 2011 or 2012 is an “elephant” many companies find hard to discuss – reserve adequacy.
By Ezra Marbach on August 26, 2010
AS EARNINGS season comes to a close it’s become increasingly apparent that public companies are focusing more heavily on their investor relations (“IR”) efforts. What explains this phenomenon?
By Dominic Jones on June 28, 2007
ONE of the most common usability problems we see in our reviews of investor relations websites are improperly written links to PDF and other non-Web format documents. In fact, only 20% of the more than 500 companies whose sites we’ve reviewed in the past six months are consistently writing PDF links properly. When you don’t [...]
By Dominic Jones on May 15, 2007
AS PART of a continuing theme that many corporate websites are becoming increasingly irrelevant to investors due to poor management and a lack of a clear communication strategy, I offer two screenshots. The first is from the events calendar page on XTO Energy Inc.’s (NYSE:XTO) investor relations website, which is hosted by Thomson Financial on [...]
By Dominic Jones on April 8, 2007
A COMMON misconception among those who compile and write company disclosures is that clear and simple language only matters if your company has a lot of retail investors. But that’s not true. Professionals appreciate plain language just as much as lay people. In fact, they probably appreciate it more because they have to do a [...]
By Dominic Jones on April 5, 2007
IF YOU’RE looking for an example of a plain English compensation discussion and analysis, take a look at IBM’s effort. Running this rather lengthy report through the Juicy Studio Readability Tester, it still scores better than any of the CD&A’s in our recent survey of 40 early proxy statements. Here are its core results: Gunning [...]