Business Research: Earnings Call Records
What are Earnings Calls?
Earnings call is a conference call between the management of a public company, analysts, investors, and the media to discuss the company’s financial results during a given reporting period, such as a quarter or a fiscal year. An earnings call is usually preceded by an earnings report.
Where can I find earnings call transcripts?
The best place to begin is with the Investor Relations section of a company website. Check this area for webcasts, transcripts, and other financial news released by the company.
See an example from Verizon here.
- From the Factiva homepage, go to the Search Builder, located under the main Search tab
- Use the search phrase: rst=fndw and hlp=[company name] to limit to the CQ FD (Fair Disclosure) Wire
- Change the date range as Factiva defaults to the past three months
- Select the Search button
- Refine your results using the left hand column filters
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- Search for a company by name or ticker symbol via the top right-hand search box on the homepage
- From the company Summary page, navigate to the Earnings tab >> Transcripts