Listen to (or read the transcript of) your organization’s or any publicly-traded company’s most recent quarterly earnings call and respond to the following questions:
- TIP: To find an earnings call or transcript, go to the “Investor Relations” section of the company’s website. There you will find links to financial reports and recordings of recent calls.
- Identify the company you selected.
- Have you ever listened to an earnings call?
- What topics were included? Which were most helpful or insightful? Were there topics you wished were included or expanded upon?
- Was there a discussion of profit or EPS by Company Management? Explain what this implies, what is the driving force, and what actions you would recommend?
- Were the analysts’ questions aggressive and challenging or supportive and respectful? How well did management respond to the questions?
- What additional insights were you able to gain in regards to the company’s financial health, forward guidance, and strategic financial decisions?
- Was there any information or perspective shared that a competitor could benefit from?
- If you were an employee of this company, how could you leverage this resource to benefit you or your company?