While the FASB's proposed partial disaggregation would be helpful to investors, we are discouraged by its limited scope after waiting so many years.
The implosion of Germany’s Wirecard has demonstrated that those parties – management, the audit committee and board, auditors, audit regulators, and corporate reporting regulators – investors compensate and rely upon to look after their capital investments failed them on multiple levels in the European Union’s (EU’s) largest economy.
A recent CFA Institute report discusses what a blockchain is and answers the question posed in the article title, Can Blockchain Technology Help with The Production of Financial Reporting Information?
We encourage investors to “look under the hood” at the results — not for their predictive ability this quarter per se but rather for the ability of a company’s forward-looking statements to be evaluated and to make their own assessments of future prospects. Until there is a vaccine, company results and outlook will likely be filled with uncertainty, and these interim results can provide insight into the impact of the pandemic and how the business may respond in the future as the pandemic ebbs and flows over the next few years.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on how companies are reporting during the second quarter/half year, investors likely need to perform their own going concern analysis.
The second quarter, ending June 30, will result in US companies providing investors with the first look at the actual impact of COVID-19 on US public companies; and globally, companies will release their half-yearly results for the first time since the global surge in the pandemic.
For regulators to efficiently handle extremely large data sets, it will be easier with the imminent release of xBRL-CSV. An example from Spanish bank BBVA shows the value of this approach.
Given the increased importance of company ESG disclosures, ESMA increased their enforcement activities on nonfinancial information in 2019.
Despite the best efforts of Congress, the big banks retained the new impairment model, the Cumulative Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model. CECL survives politics and is the story of first-quarter earnings.
The previous minority view to treat real estate leases as operational leverage now has technology and macroeconomic changes on its side.
US quarterly reporting obligation will provide global investors with decision-useful information on impacts of COVID-19.
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