Reporting Monthly archive

Apr 28, 2020
How to pull off your virtual earnings call
As a corporate earnings season unlike any other gets under way, management teams are grappling with how to discuss their first-quarter results or their financial path forward; around 500 companies have already withdrawn their 2020 guidance and many more are likely to do so. Nevertheless, in these uncertain times, it is more critical than ever for company management to speak to investors with crisp, transparent messaging. We’ve already written about how companies c...
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Apr 21, 2020
CFOs gain clarity over how to report on Covid-19, says survey
CFOs are becoming clearer about what changes they need to make to financial disclosures in light of Covid-19, according to research from PwC. In a survey of US CFOs, only 13 percent say it’s difficult to assess where Covid-19 will be discussed in upcoming financial reporting. That compares with 24 percent two weeks ago when the survey was conducted among US and Mexico-based CFOs.  ‘Most companies will face a challenging period ahead as they close the boo...
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Apr 09, 2020
Five tips to maximize earnings impact through strategic communication
As we move into one of the most challenging earnings seasons in memory, this will be the first time many companies will be providing an update on the impact of Covid-19 on their business and guidance. In fact, our proprietary research finds that during first-quarter earnings calls, less than 15 percent of S&P 500 companies communicated a potential Covid-19 impact on guidance. But as of the end of Q1 close, 138 S&P 500 companies (28 percent) have announced an...
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Apr 01, 2020
How Covid-19 is affecting earnings guidance and dividend payments
Last updated June 10 Covid-19 has led to unprecedented levels of volatility, complexity and uncertainty for issuers, investors and investment banks. Accordingly, issuers are updating or suspending financial guidance they had previously published, and deploying a range of conservative capital allocation strategies, including cutting or suspending dividends and share buybacks. IR Magazine is working with ...
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