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Resources that will help you uncover how all kinds of companies function, whether they are public, private, or not-for-profit.

What are earnings calls?

Earnings calls, also known as conference calls,  are presentations by a company's top management, usually the CEO and CFO, to financial analysts, institutional investors and interested shareholders. The presentation by the CEO and CFO is followed by a question-and-answer session that allows analysts to gain additional information.

Most conference calls are conducted immediately after the company releases its financial results in a press release or an 8-K filing with the SEC.  The most recent webcasts or audio of the earnings calls are posted on the company's website, usually on the Investor Relations page. Companies offer free e-mail alerts so that interested investors are notified when new calls are available.

Where to find Earnings Calls

1. From the Guided Search box, under What are you interested in? select: News
2. In Search in all News for box, type your company and earnings calls.
3. In Choose date range, use the drop down box and highlight one year.

1. From the Nexis/Uni home page, slide to the top of the page.
2. Click on the down arrow by Menu. Select: Company Dossier

  1. In the Company Name box, type: your company
  2. Select your company from the Results List
  3.  Under "News", select: "Top Publication".
  4. Select Transcripts.
  5. Find the most current "Earnings Call" report.

FD Wire publishes conference calls.
Here are the steps to follow to locate conference calls in this publication.

1. From the Nexis Uni home page, under "What are you interested in", highlight A Publication.
2. In the "Search for something specific" box, type: earnings calls
3. In the "Find Publication" box, type: FD Wire (FD Fair Disclosure Wire will populate the box.)

4. In the Results screen, use the navigation column on the left.
In the "Search within results" box, type the name of your company.

5. Continuing down the navigation column on the left, under Industry, highlight: automotive.
This will separate Ford Motor Co. from just being mentioned in a call, to being the main topic of the call.

6. Toward the top right of the screen, In the "Sort by" box, use the down arrow to highlight, Date (newest-oldest). This will bring up the most current earnings calls' transcripts.