Comps – Analysis of Companies
As with most things in finance, there is not a consistent definition/formula for comps. Here is a list of retail companies and how they define comps. The range is not too broad.
Time Gap Between Earnings Release and filing of Q/K
We are getting asked more often about timing of the earnings release and the corresponding Q or K filing with the SEC. In theory, the best practice is these are done on the same day or 1 day apart. However, there is a clear movement to ensure the quality of the financial reporting and to have time between earnings release and filing date. Here are a group of consumer companies and the related average times.
Here is a short overview of XBRL reporting.