Who Can Ask Questions on a Earnings Call
A common question, particularly for small cap stocks, is who can ask a question on an earnings call. Here is a white paper that provides insight in how to handle this.
Prepared Remarks in Advance of Earnings Call
This is a great example of cutting edge IR. Take a look at what Grub started in October 2019. They issued this shareholder letter in advance of its earnings call then went straight Q & A. Love this.
Great Chairman Quote – Delivering Bad News
Here is a great quote from a Chairman/Founder upon a bad quarter. He scored big points and helped bring conviction to the story. Nicely done.
Robotics and AI for Earnings Calls
Here is an interesting article that outlines how robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is impacting analysis of earnings calls.
Issuing Prepared Comments before the Call
Although it is rare, you can create significant goodwill with the Street by providing your prepared comments before the call. This allows for even more prep by the Sell-Side and Buy-Side and ideally a better Q & A session.
Earnings Calls – No Prepared Comments
Although it is rare, here is an example of a company which essentially went straight to Q & A on its Earnings Calls. You would be surprised at how receptive the Street is to limited prepared comments if the Earnings Release is detailed enough and management answers the questions with great detail and color.
Executing the Perfect Earnings Call
Executing Earnings Calls is crucial to your IR strategy. Here are some tips for executing the perfect earnings conference call.