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.

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