May 17, 2016
At Quantified Communications, we urge clients to focus on clarity in all their executive communications, and annual shareholder letters — notoriously dense documents — are at the top of the list. No matter how crisp the numbers, no matter how good the news, your letter is far less effective if it's unclear to the investors who read it.
Apr 12, 2016
To help our clients make sure they’re delivering best-in-class financial communications, we use our proprietary language analytics platform to measure every S&P500 earnings call, every quarter. This comprehensive benchmark allows us to show clients how their calls compare to individual competitors, industry peers, and the broader corporate sphere.
Mar 11, 2016
A recent study from FTI consulting found that, while CEO reputation is consistently a critical factor in investment decisions, that importance is amplified during a CEO transition. The study revealed that 39% of investors would likely sell a stock based solely on the CEO. It stands to reason, then, that a new CEO—unproven as the company’s leader—is battling higher stakes than an established executive.
Mar 08, 2016
Arguably more than any other department, a company’s investor relations team is constantly dealing with data. From annual revenue, to quarterly guidance, to progress against key initiatives, numbers are the name of the investor relations game.
Feb 05, 2016
Are Investor Relations Teams More Transparent in Annual Communications than Quarterly Earnings Calls?
The New York Times reported recently on Laurence Fink’s request that corporations shift their focus from quarterly earnings calls to more long term reporting. His rationale, in part, is that the frenzy of earnings season inhibits investor relation teams’ abilities to communicate transparently about both their current state of affairs and their long term goals and projections.