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Upcoming Earnings 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.

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CompanyDate of CallWebcast LinkDial In
THO
Thor Industries
12/08/21Thor Industries Earnings Call
CTK
CooTek (Cayman)
12/08/21 8:00 AM ETCooTek (Cayman) Earnings CallPhone: 888-203-1112
Passcode: 9181320
CPB
Campbell Soup
12/08/21 8:00 AM ETCampbell Soup Earnings CallPhone: 416-621-4642
Passcode: 3344435
LOVE
The Lovesac
12/08/21 8:30 AM ETLovesac Earnings Call
TOL
Toll Brothers
12/08/21 8:30 AM ETToll Brothers Earnings Call
CASY
Casey's General Stores
12/08/21 8:30 AM ETCasey's General Stores Earnings Call
PLAB
Photronics
12/08/21 8:30 AM ETPhotronics Earnings Call
UNFI
United Natural Foods
12/08/21 8:30 AM ETUnited Natural Foods Earnings Call
WEBR
Weber
12/08/21 8:30 AM ETWeber Earnings Call
DTC
Solo Brands
12/08/21 8:30 AM ETSolo Brands Earnings CallPhone: 866-813-9403
Passcode: 915288
ALOT
AstroNova
12/08/21 9:00 AM ETAstroNova Earnings CallPhone: 719-457-0820
Passcode: 3080960
VRA
Vera Bradley
12/08/21 9:30 AM ETVera Bradley Earnings CallPhone: 844-512-2921
Passcode: 1182503
NETI
Eneti
12/08/21 10:00 AM ETEneti Earnings Call
CSPI
CSP
12/08/21 10:00 AM ETCSP Earnings Call
BF.B
Brown-Forman
12/08/21 10:00 AM ETBrown-Forman Earnings Call
GASS
StealthGas
12/08/21 11:00 AM ETStealthGas Earnings CallPhone: 866-331-1332
POWL
Powell Industries
12/08/21 11:00 AM ETPowell Industries Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-0088
Passcode: 10161477#
KFY
Korn Ferry
12/08/21 12:00 PM ETKorn Ferry Earnings Call
OXM
Oxford Industries
12/08/21 4:30 PM ETOxford Industries Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 13724975
CURV
Torrid
12/08/21 4:30 PM ETTorrid Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 13725169
GME
GameStop
12/08/21 5:00 PM ETGameStop Earnings Call
PATH
UiPath
12/08/21 5:00 PM ETUiPath Earnings CallPhone: 201-612-7415
NAPA
The Duckhorn Portfolio
12/08/21 5:00 PM ETDuckhorn Portfolio Earnings CallPhone: 416-621-4642
Passcode: 8537157
RH
RH
12/08/21 5:00 PM ETRH Earnings Call
UDMY
Udemy
12/08/21 5:00 PM ETUdemy Earnings Call
KRKR
36Kr
12/09/21 7:00 AM ET36Kr Earnings CallPhone: 855-452-5696
Passcode: 7074133
FLNC
Fluence Energy
12/09/21 8:30 AM ETFluence Energy Earnings Call
CIEN
Ciena
12/09/21 8:30 AM ETCiena Earnings Call
GEF
Greif
12/09/21 8:30 AM ETGreif Earnings CallPhone: 647-362-9199
Passcode: 32605
GEF.B
Greif
12/09/21 8:30 AM ETGreif Earnings CallPhone: 647-362-9199
Passcode: 32605
PHR
Phreesia
12/09/21 8:45 AM ETPhreesia Earnings Call
HRL
Hormel Foods
12/09/21 9:00 AM ETHormel Foods Earnings Call
HOFT
Hooker Furniture
12/09/21 9:00 AM ETHooker Furniture Earnings Call
MIND
MIND Technology
12/09/21 9:00 AM ETMIND Technology Earnings CallPhone: 201-612-7415
Passcode: 13725279#
LEE
Lee Enterprises
12/09/21 10:00 AM ETLee Enterprises Earnings Call
ISSC
Innovative Solutions and Support
12/09/21 10:00 AM ETInnovative Solutions and Support Earnings Call
LQDT
Liquidity Services
12/09/21 10:30 AM ETLiquidity Services Earnings Call
HOV
Hovnanian Enterprises
12/09/21 11:00 AM ETHovnanian Enterprises Earnings Call
SGU
Star Group
12/09/21 11:00 AM ETStar Group Earnings Call
MRAI
Marpai
12/09/21 4:15 PM ETMarpai Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 13725448
SONX
Sonendo
12/09/21 4:30 PM ETSonendo Earnings Call
VNCE
Vince
12/09/21 4:30 PM ETVince Earnings Call
APDN
Applied DNA Sciences
12/09/21 4:30 PM ETApplied DNA Sciences Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-0088
Passcode: 10161912
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
12/09/21 4:30 PM ETComtech Telecommunications Earnings CallPhone: 402-220-1134
LESL
Leslie's
12/09/21 4:30 PM ETLeslie's Earnings Call
LULU
Lululemon Athletica
12/09/21 4:30 PM ETLululemon Athletica Earnings Call
MESA
Mesa Air Group
12/09/21 4:30 PM ETMesa Air Group Earnings Call
CHWY
Chewy
12/09/21 5:00 PM ETChewy Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-5159
Passcode: 10162016
AOUT
American Outdoor Brands
12/09/21 5:00 PM ETAmerican Outdoor Brands Earnings Call
COST
Costco Wholesale
12/09/21 5:00 PM ETCostco Wholesale Earnings Call
AVGO
Broadcom
12/09/21 5:00 PM ETBroadcom Earnings CallPhone: 404-537-3406
Passcode: 3991413
MTN
Vail Resorts
12/09/21 5:00 PM ETVail Resorts Earnings CallPhone: 719-457-0820
Passcode: 5370828
ORCL
Oracle
12/09/21 5:00 PM ETOracle Earnings Call
KLXE
KLX Energy Services
12/10/21 10:00 AM ETKLX Energy Services Earnings CallPhone: 201-612-7415
Passcode: 13724939 #
ASO
Academy Sports and Outdoors
12/10/21 11:00 AM ETAcademy Sports and Outdoors Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 13725072
JOUT
Johnson Outdoors
12/10/21 11:00 AM ETJohnson Outdoors Earnings Call
CSBR
Champions Oncology
12/13/21 4:30 PM ETChampions Oncology Earnings CallPhone: 919-882-2331
Passcode: 43911
JILL
J.Jill
12/13/21 4:30 PM ETJ.Jill Earnings CallPhone: 416-621-4642
Passcode: 5847597
PHX
PHX Minerals
12/13/21 5:00 PM ETPHX Minerals Earnings CallPhone: 877-660-6853
Passcode: 13725000
BLZE
Backblaze
12/13/21 5:00 PM ETBackblaze Earnings Call
ASPU
Aspen Group
12/14/21 4:30 PM ETAspen Group Earnings CallPhone: 404-537-3406
Passcode: 4291098
CLSK
CleanSpark
12/14/21 5:00 PM ETCleanSpark Earnings Call
LVLU
Lulus Fashion Lounge
12/14/21 5:00 PM ETLulus Fashion Lounge Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 13725267
ABM
ABM Industries
12/15/21 8:30 AM ETABM Industries Earnings Call
REVG
REV Group
12/15/21 10:00 AM ETREV Group Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 13725517
TTC
The Toro
12/15/21 11:00 AM ETToro Earnings Call
ENZ
Enzo Biochem
12/15/21 4:30 PM ETEnzo Biochem Earnings Call
BLBD
Blue Bird
12/15/21 4:30 PM ETBlue Bird Earnings Call
IRNT
IronNet
12/15/21 5:00 PM ETIronNet Earnings Call
TCOM
Trip.com Group
12/15/21 7:00 PM ETTrip.com Group Earnings Call
ACN
Accenture
12/16/21 8:00 AM ETAccenture Earnings Call
NDSN
Nordson
12/16/21 8:30 AM ETNordson Earnings Call
JBL
Jabil
12/16/21 8:30 AM ETJabil Earnings Call
HEI
HEICO
12/16/21 9:00 AM ETHEICO Earnings CallPhone: 404-537-3406
Passcode: 7097704
HEI.A
HEICO
12/16/21 9:00 AM ETHEICO Earnings CallPhone: 404-537-3406
Passcode: 7097704
ARQQ
Arqit Quantum
12/16/21 10:30 AM ETArqit Quantum Earnings CallPhone: 404-537-3406
Passcode: 8991843
LEN
Lennar
12/16/21 11:00 AM ETLennar Earnings Call
LEN.B
Lennar
12/16/21 11:00 AM ETLennar Earnings Call
ADBE
Adobe
12/16/21 11:00 AM ETAdobe Earnings Call
WOR
Worthington Industries
12/16/21 2:00 PM ETWorthington Industries Earnings Call
RIVN
Rivian
12/16/21 4:30 PM ETRivian Earnings Call
EXFY
Expensify
12/16/21 5:00 PM ETExpensify Earnings Call
FDX
FedEx
12/16/21 5:30 PM ETFedEx Earnings Call
SCS
Steelcase
12/17/21 8:30 AM ETSteelcase Earnings Call
DRI
Darden Restaurants
12/17/21 8:30 AM ETDarden Restaurants Earnings Call
WGO
Winnebago Industries
12/17/21 10:00 AM ETWinnebago Industries Earnings Call
NX
Quanex Building Products
12/17/21 11:00 AM ETQuanex Building Products Earnings CallPhone: 404-537-3406
Passcode: 7040256
BLDE
Blade Air Mobility
12/20/21 8:00 AM ETBlade Air Mobility Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 10161693
MU
Micron Technology
12/20/21 4:30 PM ETMicron Technology Earnings Call
NKE
NIKE
12/20/21 5:00 PM ETNIKE Earnings Call
CVGW
Calavo Growers
12/20/21 5:00 PM ETCalavo Growers Earnings Call
GIS
General Mills
12/21/21 9:00 AM ETGeneral Mills Earnings Call
EPAC
Enerpac Tool Group
12/21/21 11:00 AM ETEnerpac Tool Group Earnings Call
FDS
FactSet Research Systems
12/21/21 11:00 AM ETFactSet Research Systems Earnings CallPhone: 404-537-3406
Passcode: 1069960
MSM
MSC Industrial Direct
12/22/21 8:30 AM ETMSC Industrial Direct Earnings Call
MLKN
MillerKnoll
01/04/22 5:30 PM ETMillerKnoll Earnings Call
LW
Lamb Weston
01/06/22 10:00 AM ETLamb Weston Earnings Call
STZ
Constellation Brands
01/06/22 10:30 AM ETConstellation Brands Earnings Call
STZ.B
Constellation Brands
01/06/22 10:30 AM ETConstellation Brands Earnings Call
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
01/14/22 8:30 AM ETJPMorgan Chase & Co. Earnings Call
BK
The Bank of New York Mellon
01/18/22 8:00 AM ETBank of New York Mellon Earnings CallPhone: 719-457-0820
Passcode: 3619155
CMA
Comerica
01/19/22 10:00 AM ETComerica Earnings Call
BAC
Bank of America
01/19/22 11:00 AM ETBank of America Earnings Call
KEY
KeyCorp
01/20/22 8:00 AM ETKeyCorp Earnings Call
BKR
Baker Hughes
01/20/22 8:30 AM ETBaker Hughes Earnings Call
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
01/20/22 9:00 AM ETFifth Third Bancorp Earnings Call
HAL
Halliburton
01/24/22 9:00 AM ETHalliburton Earnings CallPhone: 404-537-3406
Passcode: 1695253
VZ
Verizon Communications
01/25/22 8:30 AM ETVerizon Communications Earnings Call
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
01/25/22 8:30 AM ETJohnson & Johnson Earnings Call
GSBC
Great Southern Bancorp
01/25/22 3:00 PM ETGreat Southern Bancorp Earnings Call
CNI
Canadian National Railway
01/25/22 4:30 PM ETCanadian National Railway Earnings Call
T
AT&T
01/26/22 8:30 AM ETAT&T Earnings Call
KMB
Kimberly-Clark
01/26/22 10:00 AM ETKimberly-Clark Earnings Call
INTC
Intel
01/26/22 5:00 PM ETIntel Earnings Call
LSTR
Landstar System
01/27/22 8:00 AM ETLandstar System Earnings Call
DOW
DOW
01/27/22 8:00 AM ETDOW Earnings Call
WHR
Whirlpool
01/27/22 8:00 AM ETWhirlpool Earnings Call
IP
International Paper
01/27/22 10:00 AM ETInternational Paper Earnings Call
CL
Colgate-Palmolive
01/28/22 8:30 AM ETColgate-Palmolive Earnings Call
ARE
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
02/01/22 3:00 PM ETAlexandria Real Estate Equities Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-0088
Passcode: 10161869
BDN
Brandywine Realty Trust
02/03/22 9:00 AM ETBrandywine Realty Trust Earnings Call
GWW
W.W. Grainger
02/03/22 11:00 AM ETW.W. Grainger Earnings Call
NOV
NOV
02/04/22 11:00 AM ETNOV Earnings Call
MFC
Manulife Financial
02/10/22 8:00 AM ETManulife Financial Earnings Call
PEP
PepsiCo
02/10/22 8:15 AM ETPepsiCo Earnings Call
SLF
Sun Life Financial
02/10/22 10:00 AM ETSun Life Financial Earnings CallPhone: 404-537-3406
Passcode: 6304629
R
Ryder System
02/16/22 11:00 AM ETRyder System Earnings Call
RPT
RPT Realty
02/17/22 9:00 AM ETRPT Realty Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 13725190
HD
The Home Depot
02/22/22 9:00 AM ETHome Depot Earnings Call
SUI
Sun Communities
02/22/22 11:00 AM ETSun Communities Earnings CallPhone: 412-317-6671
Passcode: 13725426
HY
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling
02/24/22 11:00 AM ETHyster-Yale Materials Handling Earnings Call
DELL
Dell Technologies
02/24/22 5:30 PM ETDell Technologies Earnings Call
JLL
Jones Lang LaSalle
02/28/22 9:00 AM ETJones Lang LaSalle Earnings Call
(Conference Call Links Provided by Wall Street Horizon and Intrinio)

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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