Articles about quarterly reporting, earnings releases and earnings calls.
By Dominic Jones on August 16, 2011
OVER the past several weeks, dozens of companies have added a new feature to their normally mundane quarterly financial reporting ritual: they are using social networks to deliver a stream of updates and key facts from their results announcements in so-called “live tweeting” sessions.
By Ezra Marbach on August 2, 2011
REED HASTINGS, CEO of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is a remarkable entrepreneur. He founded a DVD-by-mail business in the late ‘90s that now boasts 25+ million subs and is disrupting the media and entertainment industries.
By Dominic Jones on April 19, 2011
Updated: See update at end of post. BIG American banks are hardly innovators in the field of online investor relations communications, but Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is breaking the mold by incorporating social media into its quarterly reporting.
By Dominic Jones on April 14, 2011
IT HAS become a tradition of sorts that quarterly earnings season kicks off when aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) reports its results. That’s still the case but it now comes with a twist that shows just how entrenched social media has become in the US corporate reporting scene.
By Dominic Jones on March 16, 2011
OVER the past decade or so, companies seem to have been in a perpetual struggle trying to decide how best to publish their financial reports online. Practices and formats seem to change from one year to the next, with each year seeming to bring some new “innovation” designed to make it “easier” for companies to [...]
By Dominic Jones on February 16, 2011
WHEN Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) reported its Q4 2011 financial results yesterday it broke new ground for online investor relations communications and set the stage for an era where companies and executives can use social media with as much confidence of compliance as traditional disclosure channels.
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 Dominic Jones on February 2, 2011
“A LINK to the call will be provided on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin,” and with that Michael R. Kourey, Chief Financial Officer of Polycom Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCM) begins reading the obligatory caution about forward-looking statements on his company’s Q4 2010 earnings call.
By Dominic Jones on January 27, 2011
NETFLIX Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) yesterday released its earnings results via its investor relations website for the first time – and despite intense market interest the process went off without a hitch.
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 January 13, 2011
NETFLIX, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will become the latest in a growing list of companies to use its website as its primary channel for financial disclosure when it publishes its fourth-quarter results later this month.
By Ezra Marbach on January 6, 2011
A COUPLE of weeks ago, investor relations pro Patrick Kiss wondered why IR has been slow to adopt social media and what can be done to “move things forward”.
By Dominic Jones on December 17, 2010
A NYSE Euronext official has called Bloomberg’s scraping of non-public earnings releases from the websites of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), which caused huge volatility in the stocks of both companies, “good reporting” by the newswire and shameful of the companies.