Earnings reports are filed by public companies to report to shareholders on their performance. Earnings reports are typically published on a quarterly basis.
The components of earnings reports include earnings per share, net income and sales, and earnings from continued and discontinued operations.
Earnings reports are often followed by an earnings call. An earnings call reviews financial results of a public company four times each year along with the earnings reports. Earnings calls have traditionally been conducted by a company’s management via teleconference, although the use of webcasts has grown for many earnings calls.
When examining an earnings statement, it’s important to put special attention on research spending, and write-offs.
The investment world often responds to earnings reports with stock price movements. Shares can rise and fall almost instantaneously on a good or bad report.
Earnings reports share updates on the three primary financial statements of income, balance sheet, and cash flow. For U.S. stocks a 10-Q is the SEC form that must be filled out and submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) quarterly. This report is published after an earnings report and helps add credibility to it. A 10-Q form is more comprehensive than an earnings report. A 10-K form must be completed after the fourth quarter, as it’s the annual report that must be submitted to the SEC.
To profit from earnings analysis, look at them in context, and consider the historical pattern.
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