Upcoming Conference Calls

Below you will find a list of upcoming earnings conference calls for publicly-traded companies. Public companies often schedule conference calls to discuss their earnings or share other information with investors. Learn how individual investors can utilize conference calls.

CompanyDate of CallTitle
Cognyte Software logo
CGNT
Cognyte Software
06/22/21Cognyte Software Earnings Call
Korn Ferry logo
KFY
Korn Ferry
06/22/21Korn Ferry Earnings Call
Jerash Holdings (US) logo
JRSH
Jerash Holdings (US)
06/22/21Jerash Holdings (US) Earnings Call
Plug Power logo
PLUG
Plug Power
06/22/21Plug Power Earnings Call
Patterson Companies logo
PDCO
Patterson Companies
06/23/21Patterson Companies Earnings Call
Winnebago Industries logo
WGO
Winnebago Industries
06/23/21Winnebago Industries Earnings Call
H.B. Fuller logo
FUL
H.B. Fuller
06/23/21H.B. Fuller Earnings Call
Steelcase logo
SCS
Steelcase
06/23/21Steelcase Earnings Call
CNXC
Concentrix
06/23/21Concentrix Earnings Call
IHS Markit logo
INFO
IHS Markit
06/23/21IHS Markit Earnings Call
KB Home logo
KBH
KB Home
06/23/21KB Home Earnings Call
CalAmp logo
CAMP
CalAmp
06/24/21CalAmp Earnings Call
GMS logo
GMS
GMS
06/24/21GMS Earnings Call
Progress Software logo
PRGS
Progress Software
06/24/21Progress Software Earnings Call
BlackBerry logo
BB
BlackBerry
06/24/21BlackBerry Earnings Call
Methode Electronics logo
MEI
Methode Electronics
06/24/21Methode Electronics Earnings Call
SYNNEX logo
SNX
SYNNEX
06/24/21SYNNEX Earnings Call
Accenture logo
ACN
Accenture
06/24/21Accenture Earnings Call
Darden Restaurants logo
DRI
Darden Restaurants
06/24/21Darden Restaurants Earnings Call
Worthington Industries logo
WOR
Worthington Industries
06/24/21Worthington Industries Earnings Call
FedEx logo
FDX
FedEx
06/24/21FedEx Earnings Call
NIKE logo
NKE
NIKE
06/24/21NIKE Earnings Call
AIH
Aesthetic Medical International Holdings Group
06/24/21Aesthetic Medical International Holdings Group Earnings Call
Rite Aid logo
RAD
Rite Aid
06/24/21Rite Aid Earnings Call
JinkoSolar logo
JKS
JinkoSolar
06/25/21JinkoSolar Earnings Call
CarMax logo
KMX
CarMax
06/25/21CarMax Earnings Call
Paychex logo
PAYX
Paychex
06/25/21Paychex Earnings Call
Apogee Enterprises logo
APOG
Apogee Enterprises
06/25/21Apogee Enterprises Earnings Call
Herman Miller logo
MLHR
Herman Miller
06/28/21Herman Miller Earnings Call
LiveXLive Media logo
LIVX
LiveXLive Media
06/28/21LiveXLive Media Earnings Call
AeroVironment logo
AVAV
AeroVironment
06/29/21AeroVironment Earnings Call
Enerpac Tool Group logo
EPAC
Enerpac Tool Group
06/29/21Enerpac Tool Group Earnings Call
FactSet Research Systems logo
FDS
FactSet Research Systems
06/29/21FactSet Research Systems Earnings Call
NovaGold Resources logo
NG
NovaGold Resources
06/29/21NovaGold Resources Earnings Call
Micron Technology logo
MU
Micron Technology
06/30/21Micron Technology Earnings Call
Constellation Brands logo
STZ
Constellation Brands
06/30/21Constellation Brands Earnings Call
STZ.B
Constellation Brands
06/30/21Constellation Brands Earnings Call
General Mills logo
GIS
General Mills
06/30/21General Mills Earnings Call
UniFirst logo
UNF
UniFirst
06/30/21UniFirst Earnings Call
Schnitzer Steel Industries logo
SCHN
Schnitzer Steel Industries
06/30/21Schnitzer Steel Industries Earnings Call
Franklin Covey logo
FC
Franklin Covey
06/30/21Franklin Covey Earnings Call
Bed Bath & Beyond logo
BBBY
Bed Bath & Beyond
06/30/21Bed Bath & Beyond Earnings Call
The Simply Good Foods logo
SMPL
The Simply Good Foods
07/01/21The Simply Good Foods Earnings Call
Walgreens Boots Alliance logo
WBA
Walgreens Boots Alliance
07/01/21Walgreens Boots Alliance Earnings Call
McCormick & Company, Incorporated logo
MKC
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
07/01/21McCormick & Company, Incorporated Earnings Call
SMART Global logo
SGH
SMART Global
07/06/21SMART Global Earnings Call
MSC Industrial Direct logo
MSM
MSC Industrial Direct
07/07/21MSC Industrial Direct Earnings Call
WD-40 logo
WDFC
WD-40
07/07/21WD-40 Earnings Call
Duck Creek Technologies logo
DCT
Duck Creek Technologies
07/08/21Duck Creek Technologies Earnings Call
Helen of Troy logo
HELE
Helen of Troy
07/08/21Helen of Troy Earnings Call
Accolade logo
ACCD
Accolade
07/08/21Accolade Earnings Call
PriceSmart logo
PSMT
PriceSmart
07/08/21PriceSmart Earnings Call
AngioDynamics logo
ANGO
AngioDynamics
07/13/21AngioDynamics Earnings Call
PepsiCo logo
PEP
PepsiCo
07/13/21PepsiCo Earnings Call
Aspen Group logo
ASPU
Aspen Group
07/13/21Aspen Group Earnings Call
Conagra Brands logo
CAG
Conagra Brands
07/13/21Conagra Brands Earnings Call
E2open Parent logo
ETWO
E2open Parent
07/14/21E2open Parent Earnings Call
Citigroup logo
C
Citigroup
07/14/21Citigroup Earnings Call
The PNC Financial Services Group logo
PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group
07/14/21The PNC Financial Services Group Earnings Call
JPMorgan Chase & Co. logo
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
07/14/21JPMorgan Chase & Co. Earnings Call
American Outdoor Brands logo
AOUT
American Outdoor Brands
07/15/21American Outdoor Brands Earnings Call
Morgan Stanley logo
MS
Morgan Stanley
07/15/21Morgan Stanley Earnings Call
The Bank of New York Mellon logo
BK
The Bank of New York Mellon
07/15/21The Bank of New York Mellon Earnings Call
Truist Financial logo
TFC
Truist Financial
07/15/21Truist Financial Earnings Call
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) logo
HOMB
Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR)
07/15/21Home Bancshares, Inc. (Conway, AR) Earnings Call
Kansas City Southern logo
KSU
Kansas City Southern
07/16/21Kansas City Southern Earnings Call
State Street logo
STT
State Street
07/16/21State Street Earnings Call
First Horizon logo
FHN
First Horizon
07/16/21First Horizon Earnings Call
Halliburton logo
HAL
Halliburton
07/20/21Halliburton Earnings Call
Citizens Financial Group logo
CFG
Citizens Financial Group
07/20/21Citizens Financial Group Earnings Call
KeyCorp logo
KEY
KeyCorp
07/20/21KeyCorp Earnings Call
Chipotle Mexican Grill logo
CMG
Chipotle Mexican Grill
07/20/21Chipotle Mexican Grill Earnings Call
Canadian National Railway logo
CNI
Canadian National Railway
07/20/21Canadian National Railway Earnings Call
Intuitive Surgical logo
ISRG
Intuitive Surgical
07/20/21Intuitive Surgical Earnings Call
The Travelers Companies logo
TRV
The Travelers Companies
07/20/21The Travelers Companies Earnings Call
Ally Financial logo
ALLY
Ally Financial
07/20/21Ally Financial Earnings Call
Netflix logo
NFLX
Netflix
07/20/21Netflix Earnings Call
Northern Trust logo
NTRS
Northern Trust
07/21/21Northern Trust Earnings Call
Johnson & Johnson logo
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
07/21/21Johnson & Johnson Earnings Call
Verizon Communications logo
VZ
Verizon Communications
07/21/21Verizon Communications Earnings Call
Baker Hughes logo
BKR
Baker Hughes
07/21/21Baker Hughes Earnings Call
Whirlpool logo
WHR
Whirlpool
07/21/21Whirlpool Earnings Call
M&T Bank logo
MTB
M&T Bank
07/21/21M&T Bank Earnings Call
Comerica logo
CMA
Comerica
07/21/21Comerica Earnings Call
Great Southern Bancorp logo
GSBC
Great Southern Bancorp
07/21/21Great Southern Bancorp Earnings Call
Landstar System logo
LSTR
Landstar System
07/21/21Landstar System Earnings Call
DOW logo
DOW
DOW
07/22/21DOW Earnings Call
Fifth Third Bancorp logo
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
07/22/21Fifth Third Bancorp Earnings Call
Carlisle Companies logo
CSL
Carlisle Companies
07/22/21Carlisle Companies Earnings Call
First American Financial logo
FAF
First American Financial
07/22/21First American Financial Earnings Call
Reliance Steel & Aluminum logo
RS
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
07/22/21Reliance Steel & Aluminum Earnings Call
Cleveland-Cliffs logo
CLF
Cleveland-Cliffs
07/22/21Cleveland-Cliffs Earnings Call
Capital One Financial logo
COF
Capital One Financial
07/22/21Capital One Financial Earnings Call
AT&T logo
T
AT&T
07/22/21AT&T Earnings Call
Kimberly-Clark logo
KMB
Kimberly-Clark
07/23/21Kimberly-Clark Earnings Call
Sun Communities logo
SUI
Sun Communities
07/26/21Sun Communities Earnings Call
Medpace logo
MEDP
Medpace
07/26/21Medpace Earnings Call
Alexandria Real Estate Equities logo
ARE
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
07/26/21Alexandria Real Estate Equities Earnings Call
Community Bank System logo
CBU
Community Bank System
07/26/21Community Bank System Earnings Call
Ecolab logo
ECL
Ecolab
07/27/21Ecolab Earnings Call
The Sherwin-Williams logo
SHW
The Sherwin-Williams
07/27/21The Sherwin-Williams Earnings Call
NOV logo
NOV
NOV
07/27/21NOV Earnings Call
Brandywine Realty Trust logo
BDN
Brandywine Realty Trust
07/27/21Brandywine Realty Trust Earnings Call
Sirius XM logo
SIRI
Sirius XM
07/27/21Sirius XM Earnings Call
Principal Financial Group logo
PFG
Principal Financial Group
07/27/21Principal Financial Group Earnings Call
Hersha Hospitality Trust logo
HT
Hersha Hospitality Trust
07/27/21Hersha Hospitality Trust Earnings Call
3M logo
MMM
3M
07/27/213M Earnings Call
United Parcel Service logo
UPS
United Parcel Service
07/27/21United Parcel Service Earnings Call
CME Group logo
CME
CME Group
07/28/21CME Group Earnings Call
Methanex logo
MEOH
Methanex
07/28/21Methanex Earnings Call
Bristol-Myers Squibb logo
BMY
Bristol-Myers Squibb
07/28/21Bristol-Myers Squibb Earnings Call
Molina Healthcare logo
MOH
Molina Healthcare
07/28/21Molina Healthcare Earnings Call
Radware logo
RDWR
Radware
07/28/21Radware Earnings Call
Retail Opportunity Investments logo
ROIC
Retail Opportunity Investments
07/28/21Retail Opportunity Investments Earnings Call
Kinross Gold logo
KGC
Kinross Gold
07/28/21Kinross Gold Earnings Call
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust logo
PEB
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
07/28/21Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Earnings Call
Aflac logo
AFL
Aflac
07/28/21Aflac Earnings Call
Amphenol logo
APH
Amphenol
07/28/21Amphenol Earnings Call
Automatic Data Processing logo
ADP
Automatic Data Processing
07/28/21Automatic Data Processing Earnings Call
Pfizer logo
PFE
Pfizer
07/28/21Pfizer Earnings Call
Yum China logo
YUMC
Yum China
07/28/21Yum China Earnings Call
Everest Re Group logo
RE
Everest Re Group
07/28/21Everest Re Group Earnings Call
Republic Services logo
RSG
Republic Services
07/29/21Republic Services Earnings Call
Baxter International logo
BAX
Baxter International
07/29/21Baxter International Earnings Call
Intercontinental Exchange logo
ICE
Intercontinental Exchange
07/29/21Intercontinental Exchange Earnings Call
Altria Group logo
MO
Altria Group
07/29/21Altria Group Earnings Call
Merck & Co., Inc. logo
MRK
Merck & Co., Inc.
07/29/21Merck & Co., Inc. Earnings Call
Oshkosh logo
OSK
Oshkosh
07/29/21Oshkosh Earnings Call
MRC Global logo
MRC
MRC Global
07/29/21MRC Global Earnings Call
AptarGroup logo
ATR
AptarGroup
07/29/21AptarGroup Earnings Call
Kimco Realty logo
KIM
Kimco Realty
07/29/21Kimco Realty Earnings Call
Tradeweb Markets logo
TW
Tradeweb Markets
07/29/21Tradeweb Markets Earnings Call
W.W. Grainger logo
GWW
W.W. Grainger
07/30/21W.W. Grainger Earnings Call
Barnes Group logo
B
Barnes Group
07/30/21Barnes Group Earnings Call
Brixmor Property Group logo
BRX
Brixmor Property Group
08/02/21Brixmor Property Group Earnings Call
Kite Realty Group Trust logo
KRG
Kite Realty Group Trust
08/02/21Kite Realty Group Trust Earnings Call
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling logo
HY
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling
08/03/21Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Earnings Call
Retail Properties of America logo
RPAI
Retail Properties of America
08/03/21Retail Properties of America Earnings Call
FMC logo
FMC
FMC
08/03/21FMC Earnings Call
Comstock Resources logo
CRK
Comstock Resources
08/03/21Comstock Resources Earnings Call
Albemarle logo
ALB
Albemarle
08/04/21Albemarle Earnings Call
Physicians Realty Trust logo
DOC
Physicians Realty Trust
08/04/21Physicians Realty Trust Earnings Call
NOW logo
DNOW
NOW
08/04/21NOW Earnings Call
Manulife Financial logo
MFC
Manulife Financial
08/04/21Manulife Financial Earnings Call
Sun Life Financial logo
SLF
Sun Life Financial
08/04/21Sun Life Financial Earnings Call
RPT Realty logo
RPT
RPT Realty
08/04/21RPT Realty Earnings Call
CenterPoint Energy logo
CNP
CenterPoint Energy
08/05/21CenterPoint Energy Earnings Call
Apple Hospitality REIT logo
APLE
Apple Hospitality REIT
08/05/21Apple Hospitality REIT Earnings Call
Brighthouse Financial logo
BHF
Brighthouse Financial
08/05/21Brighthouse Financial Earnings Call
CF Industries logo
CF
CF Industries
08/09/21CF Industries Earnings Call
Bioventus logo
BVS
Bioventus
08/10/21Bioventus Earnings Call
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Conference Calls and Individual Investors

One part of being a successful investor is staying informed about the news and events surrounding the companies in which you are a shareholder. Your job is made somewhat easier because, as a publicly traded company, a business is required to provide existing shareholders with relevant information including annual reports, financial statements, notification of shareholder's meetings, and changes to their board of directors. Even if the company does not mail shareholders this information, they will have a section of their website where this information is captured usually entitled something like "Investor Relations". 

One of the resources investors have available, but frequently do not maximize as they could, is the conference call. Sometimes called the "earnings call" this is an important event during which the CEO and other senior executives discuss the state of the company with analysts. As a shareholder of the company, you are entitled to listen in on this call.

The focus of this article is to go into detail about the process of a conference call, how investors can prepare for the call, and what to listen for to get the information they need to make sound investing decisions.

What is a conference call?

A conference call is an event that allows companies to provide information to any interested party. This includes institutional investors (such as the large investment banks and stock analysts) but is also available to individual investors. Conference calls are usually scheduled every quarter and typically coincide with the release of a company's earnings report. While most companies take advantage of the opportunity to have a conference call with analysts, there is no legal obligation for them to do so.

In the past, conference calls were restricted to Wall Street analysts and institutional investors. However, largely due to the accessibility of a call via the Internet, virtually all public companies allow individual investors to listen to the call live. In fact, you don’t have to be a current shareholder to listen to the call.

Why do companies do conference calls?

A conference call is a form of marketing and public relations for a company. It is an opportunity for them to control or, in some cases, change the narrative of the company. For example, if the company had a solid quarter marked by exceptional growth, the conference call can be a way for them to highlight their accomplishments. On the other hand, if they had a poor quarter, the conference call gives them the opportunity to calm investors who may be looking to jump ship. Sometimes despite positive earnings, analysts are concerned about a company’s future growth because of some known event. Conversely, sometimes a company’s poor performance can be easily explained. Because a conference call typically takes place after the earnings report has been released, executives are not going to lie about their results, but they have a fiduciary obligation to present their company in the best light possible.

Most successful companies know that it's good public relations (not to mention investor relations) to be forthcoming. It doesn't mean that companies won't put a spin on their conference call. Of course, they will. But in general, there is more harm to a company if they avoid analysts then to speak with them.

How is a conference call structured?

Most conference calls follow the same basic format. For participants who are listening to the call on the phone, there will be a dial-in number and passcode. For those who are listening to the call over the Internet, they will be provided with a link to stream the call. At the beginning of the call, the host of the call (someone from the company) will introduce the members of the management team who will be making statements on the call. After this, someone from investor relations or from the company's legal department will go over what can be called the "fine print" of the call. Basically, it's a reminder that past performance doesn't indicate future results, and that while much of what is going to be talked about will be in future terms, there is no guarantee that any events discussed will happen with certainty.

The next section of the call is perhaps the most tedious, but depending on how much research you’ve done can be valuable. This is when the earnings report is reviewed in detail. All of the raw financial data is explained and reviewed. The officers of the company will typically provide some commentary that may go “off script”. For the most part, however, any information in this section of the call is readily available through press releases that have generally already been posted on the company’s site.

So is there any value to this part of the call? Yes, if you know what to listen for. In many cases, this part of the presentation will be divided among several executives including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and other executives. With the caveat that most companies are looking to put the most positive spin on their results, you can get a lot of information by their future projections. Does what they report track with any research you’ve done? If there were major issues that affected their performance negatively, have those issues been resolved, or will they be resolved soon?

 The last part of the call is a question-and-answer period between the company executives and analysts/investors. This is perhaps the most useful part of the call for investors because analysts will quickly cut through the marketing speak and push for clarity on areas that might be unclear or that warrant a deeper explanation. Think of this like the manager, or coach, of a college or professional sports team addressing the media. The reporters will generally ask the coach questions that they don’t necessarily want to answer. The answer they give can give you a clue about how confident they are about a particular outcome.

Why is the conference call important?

The conference call generally occurs after a company has released its earnings reports. After the call, analysts and investment banks will make their “buy”, “sell”, or “hold” recommendations. So for a company that reported good earnings, the conference call is a way to inspire confidence that they will continue to provide a good return on investment (ROI) for their shareholders. On the other hand, if their report disappointed or “missed” either in terms of revenue, earnings per share (EPS) or both, the conference call gives companies the opportunity to mitigate any damage done to their share price.

How do you prepare for a conference call?

The basic steps you take to prepare for a conference call are really no different than the steps you’d take for making any major purchase. You have to do some prep work in advance of the call, you listen to the call, and then you form your analysis.

  • Preparing for the call – the two basic steps to take when preparing for a conference call are to review the company’s earnings statement from the previous quarter and compare it to recent company news and their current earnings report. What were analysts concerned about after the last earnings report? Were those issues resolved or in the process of being resolved? How do their results track with other companies in their sector, and if relevant with the broader economy? For example, you might expect that an oil company's stock might be going up as crude oil prices rise. But if the company you are investing in has a share price that is declining, this should be a caution flag, if not a red flag. You should also then compare their past quarter's earnings statement with their most recent statement. Obviously, you're looking for consistency if the last quarter was good, and improvement (or maybe just no further erosion) if the report was not good. Much of this information is available either on the company's website or on other financial sites. It may take a few hours to digest all the information, but it will be time well spent.
  • Listening to the call – this means actively listening, particularly to the question-and-answer period in the end. Remember, there is a natural tension between analysts and the company. The company is trying to present themselves in the best possible light and the analysts' job is to paint as realistic a picture as possible. Although individual investors very rarely get to ask questions (in some cases, there are thousands of listeners on a call), the analysts will probably ask the questions that you were thinking of. And, let’s face it; they’ll probably come up with a few that you never even considered.
  • Analyze the call - By doing your research beforehand, you are in a better position to form opinions. Are there any questions in your mind that were left unanswered? Can you make any educated guesses about that answer based on the information you have? Did any of the financial information provided by the company seem irrelevant or self-serving? It's okay to answer yes to this question. The thing about statistics is they can be twisted to make any conclusion you want to make. So if some metric seemed odd to you, chances are the analysts saw it the same way. In the end, trust your gut. In many cases, a conference call will simply confirm what you may have already felt, but in some cases, you may get some surprises. And finally, pay attention to the stock price in the days immediately following the call. That is usually the best indicator of how institutional investors felt about the company's performance on the call.

Are conference calls recorded?

Obviously many individual investors may not have the time to stream an hour-long conference call while they’re e at work. The good news is, in most cases, the conference call will be recorded. Usually, the recording can be found on a company's website in the investor relations section. In the event, the company does not choose to make the recording accessible, it can generally be found on other financial websites. Even if you can only find a written transcript, it can still be valuable.

The bottom line on conference calls

If you're planning to invest in individual stocks as opposed to mutual funds, then it is imperative that you become comfortable with doing the ongoing research to evaluate your stock's performance. Too often, investors miss valuable clues that are hiding in plain sight and hold on to a stock longer than they should, or miss a chance to increase their investment of a stock that is ready to take off. Preparing for, listening to, and analyzing a conference call is one of the simplest ways to make an informed opinion about a stock or stocks in your portfolio.

A company, while not necessarily trying to be misleading, will always be trying to put their best foot forward. Analysts, while not necessarily trying to be combative, are trying to get clear answers. Keeping those two opposing forces in mind, and doing your own research in advance of the call can help you form solid opinions.  Of course, sometimes stock prices take on a life of their own so even if your analysis tells you one thing, it may be wise not to fight the movement of a stock.

 

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