Press Release – Earnings and Founder’s Letter
We are a sucker for transparent communications in plain English. Here is a great example of an earnings release which uses a Founder letter instead of a CEO quote. Great stuff here.
Change in Earnings Release Date – Ex Press Release
Here is an example press release announcing a change in the date of the earnings date.
Earnings Pre-Release – Great Example
If you were ever going to issue a pre-release of earnings, here is a great example. Although the stock got hammered, the transparency and strategic plan is clearly evident in this example. As performance gains traction, the rebound can be swift. Nicely done.
No Longer Holding Conference Calls – Earnings Release
In the event you choose to discontinue holding conference calls in conjunction with your earnings release, here is a short and sweet way to remind the Street of this choice.
Earnings Release – Best Management Quotes
We have been doing this for a long time and this press release definitely captured our attention. By far, the best management quotes we have seen in a press release. This is certainly an example of doing it your way. Nice work.
Guidance Policy (included in press release)
Here is an example of a Guidance Policy included in your press release. This can help remind the Street about what you do or do not do in regards to Guidance.
Change in Accounting Principle – Release
Here is not only a great example of a detailed and comprehensive earnings release, but one that touches upon a Change in Accounting Principle and Recasting of prior year earnings. It is a great example of hitting it head on and giving a complete perspective.
Comprehensive Press Release – Ex
This example of press release may be the most comprehensive we have seen and the best use of graphics. A nice touch to delivering financial information with some flare.
Overall Earnings Release Checklist
The entire Earnings Release process is a blur. Use this checklist to make sure you are covered with all aspects of your earnings release.
WSM – Great Example of Earnings Release
Williams-Sonoma does a great job with its Earnings Release. Well organized. Concise. To the point. It allows the investment community to quickly understand how the quarter went. Here is a recent example.