Revenue — perhaps the most important number in financial statements — and how it is calculated by nearly every public company across the globe is set to change. Sandra Peters, CFA, considers the impacts.
Investors need to request that the companies they invest in include the income tax footnote along with their 2017 earnings release. Sandra Peters, CFA, explains why.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are important, but are all of them material? California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) CIO Christopher J. Ailman discusses how he resolves investment conflicts.
Jason Voss, CFA, provides his picks for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition curates stories on the potential repeal of the tax deduction corporations in the United States receive on debt payments, the end of Big Oil, how we can recognize machine consciousness, and more.
Drawing from a comprehensive empirical analysis, the authors demonstrate how financial reports have largely lost their relevance and present an actionable alternative for finance professionals.
Although a collection of company analyses may not seem like compelling reading, this volume covers an important and underappreciated topic and boasts a superb introduction by one of the great financial writers of our era, Edward Chancellor. Both real-life and fictional examples help readers deepen their understanding of the capital cycle and teach managers and analysts capital cycle pitfalls to avoid.
Non-GAAP company performance measures are growing in prominence. Is this a good thing for investors who rely so strongly on accounting numbers for evaluating performance and valuing businesses? A recent CFA Institute webinar explored the issue.
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