The purpose of Investor Relations is to ensure a company's publicly traded stock is being fairly traded through the dissemination of key information that allows investors to determine whether a company is a good investment for their needs. IR departments are sub departments of public relations (PR) departments and work to communicate with investors, shareholders, government organizations and the overall financial community.
The Summary page is where you can get the Price, Bid Volume, Offer Volume, Bid/ASK, Today’s Trades, Previous Close, Today’s Open, Last Time, Last Size, Day’s Range, 52 Week Range, Volume (shares) and Value for the company. This page also includes a mini chart of the company’s symbol.
The profile page is where you can get information about the company’s profile. This profile can be downloaded as a PDF report or as an Excel sheet.
This page contains information about the company, its current directors/executives and advisors as well as the company’s contact info.
In the PDF and Excel sheet, the company’s financial summary is included (income statement, balance sheet and key ratios).
Financials page is where you can get annual and quarterly Reports for the company’s Financial Summary, Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Key Ratio.
The annual and quarterly reports can both be downloaded as an Excel sheet.
You can download many ready to use excel spreadsheets valuation models. These sheets include EVA and DCF valuation analysis. The EVA is an estimate of a company’s profit, it’s the profit earned by the firm less the cost of financing the capital. The DCF is the discounted cash flow analysis, it’s a method of valuing a company or asset using the concepts of the time value of money. Future cash flows are estimated and discounted to give their present values.
Samples of what you can achieve in these sheets:
All analysis can be conducted in base currency or US Dollar or Euro
Ratios : Growth, Operating, Credit
Turnover by Geography
Turnover by Business Segment
Graphs: plotting very nice graphs you can use in your reports or reference, such as:
OCF % Total Liabilities
Net Income % Total Assets
Total Liabilities / Total Assets
The valuation page showcases an estimate of a company’s economic profit. The value summary of the company includes important value parameters (Estimated EPS Growth, Estimated P/E Ratio, and Revenue) and through specific calculations and algorithms calculate the estimate rate of return for the company. All this information can help clients and traders to optimize their trading strategies.
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To make investing as fair as possible for everyone, companies must disclose both good and bad information. In the past, selective disclosure was a serious problem for investors because insiders would frequently take advantage of information for their own gain - at the expense of the general investing public.
Companies are not the only entities that are subject to strict disclosure regulations. By law, brokerage firms and analysts must also disclose any sort of information that they have that relates to investment decisions. For example, in order to limit conflict of interest issues, analysts must disclose any equities that they own.
Stock analysts use various forecasting methods to determine how a stock's price will move in the future. They might look at revenue and compare it to economic indicators, or may look at other indicators, such as the number of new stores a company opens or the number of orders for the goods it manufactures. Economists use forecasting to extrapolate how trends, such as GDP or unemployment, will change in the coming quarter or year. The further out the forecast, the higher the chances that the estimate will be less accurate.