Also known as conference calls, earnings calls are lengthy conversations over the phone or webcast between a company's top management, financial analysts tracking this company and institutional investors.
Most conference calls are conducted immediately following a financial results news release. Management details a company's financial performance, lists the factors influencing those results and offers some comments on industry trends and long-term strategies. This initial briefing is followed by a question-and-answer session that allows analysts to gain additional information.
The SEC encourages companies to extend conference call availability to individual shareholders and the media alike.
Corporate websites: Check the Investor Relations section for the earnings calls calendar, podcasts, or transcripts.