A conference call known as an earnings call is a discussion of the financial performance of a publicly traded company during a specific reporting period, such as a quarter or a fiscal year, between management, analysts, investors, and the media. An earnings report, which provides a summary of the company’s financial performance for the time, typically comes before an earnings call.
An earnings call is a conference call between the management team of a publicly traded firm and interested parties to go over earnings for a particular time period.
In particular, the management discussion and analysis (MD&A) section of the company’s annual 10-K report and quarterly 10-Q reports are covered in detail.
The earnings call’s content is used by analysts to conduct a fundamental study of the business.
Before the earnings call, companies frequently release an earnings report.
Participants are permitted to ask questions at the conclusion of the earnings call.
The vast majority of publicly traded companies hold earnings calls to discuss their financial results, though the exception may be small companies with little investor interest. For several weeks following the actual call, many companies post a phone recording or presentation of the earnings call on their corporate websites, making it possible for investors who were unable to participate in the call to access this information.