What are Earnings Results?
All publicly traded companies (i.e. all stocks you can buy across the world) must update their shareholders on a regular basis - we call these earnings results.
In most countries, this is an obligation which the company must meet every quarter or every 6 months at the minimum and set in stone by regulation / the law - ever heard of the SEC or FCA? 😉
Every earnings release usually comes with a whole host of information, which is included in:
Financial results (latest accounts) of the company
Conference call with a company’s top level management - usually CEO & CFO, who will outline the reasons behind their latest set of results as well as their plan for the next few months and where they see the company headed
Investors pay special attention to earnings results as it’s their best insight into what the company is up to right now, and can form a great basis on which to make a judgement call on where the company is likely headed in future - share price and all!
The US has stringent requirements on financial results which need to be published at a specific frequency. Each publicly listed company must file a 10-Q every 3 months and a 10-K annually - these can all be easily found on the SEC website for that budding financial analyst in you!
Please know, the value of investments can go up as well as down and you may receive back less than your original investment, meaning, when investing your capital is at risk.
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