Articles about quarterly reporting, earnings releases and earnings calls.
By Dominic Jones on July 21, 2010
PERHAPS I’m old-fashioned, but when a company uses a service like Twitter to tell followers about company earnings, I expect them to make a reasonable effort to post the news simultaneously to other channels.
By Ezra Marbach on February 18, 2010
WITH all the new opportunities they have to engage investors on various social media platforms, public companies remain somewhat focused on driving traffic back to their own corporate websites.
By Dominic Jones on October 15, 2009
ANALYSTS and investors have long complained that management at some companies manipulate the flow of information to the market and play favorites by carefully screening which questions they take on their earnings calls. Now Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has taken the lead to bring transparency to the earnings call question queue by inviting analysts — [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 1, 2009
WHEN Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) accidentally posted earnings information on the web prior to their official announcement last week, it was a little like seeing a poster child for online disclosure fall from grace. None of the usual crop of online disclosure pundits uttered a word about it, as if to do so would cast [...]
By Dominic Jones on March 9, 2009
eBay and other leading tech companies’ shallow earnings call archiving practices raise questions about their transparency.
By Dominic Jones on March 5, 2009
SEVERAL months ago, Microvision (NASDAQ:MVIS) IR specialist Tiffany Bradford set out to research how small-cap companies were using blogs for investor relations. She was referred to me by Shel Holtz, ABC, one of the leading advisors on the use of technology in public relations and corporate communications. I didn’t have a lot of concrete examples [...]
By Dominic Jones on February 27, 2009
BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a small-cap inter-dealer broker of financial instruments, yesterday announced its earnings using the notice-and-access news release method we have been advocating for several years. Despite heated hand-waving by one big PR wire service — and some hand-wringing by ourselves — the earnings release process went off without a hitch, even [...]
By Dominic Jones on February 10, 2009
AT HIS first press conference Monday night, US President Barack Obama made history at 8:52 pm ET by calling on blogger Sam Stein of the Huffington Post to be among only 14 reporters to ask a question. The recognition of a blogger alongside mainstream media outlets such as the Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg and national [...]
By Dominic Jones on August 2, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published its 47-page interpretive release that explains how companies can use their websites and blogs to meet its requirements for public disclosure under Regulation FD. Here’s a Scribd version of the complete release, which can also be downloaded in PDF from the SEC’s website. See my initial [...]
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By Dominic Jones on July 28, 2008
THE US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is slated to consider publishing long-awaited new guidance governing how companies can use their websites to communicate with investors. According to a notice, the commission will meet Wednesday to consider publishing the “interpretive release” that is expected to address a number of important issues that could set precedents [...]
Posted in Articles, Disclosure, Investor Relations | Tagged corporate reporting, corporate websites, disclosure documents, online annual reports, plain language, proxy statements, Quarterly Reporting, regulation fd, SEC, securities and exchange commission, web technology
By Dominic Jones on June 18, 2008
A lack of earnings conference call archives on companies’ investor relations websites has attracted attention from an SEC committee, but it is not suggesting regulatory action. Indeed, a lack of archives might be a useful indicator for investors.
Posted in Articles, Disclosure, Investor Relations | Tagged conference calls, earnings, financial reporting, ir departments, Quarterly Reporting, SEC, securities and exchange commission, Tony Zuck, Twitter
By Dominic Jones on May 30, 2008
JUST in time for the weekend, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today posted the full text of the proposed rules for mandatory XBRL filings for domestic and foreign public companies. The proposed rules (embedded below) apply to domestic and foreign public companies that prepare their financial statements according to U.S. GAAP, and foreign [...]
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By Dominic Jones on April 8, 2008
AS THE US first quarter earnings season officially got underway with yesterday’s results from Dow component Alcoa Inc., IR departments were preparing to monitor their peers’ results and release their own numbers. Knowing what competitors are saying and getting a feel for the types of questions analysts are asking can help companies prepare for their [...]