RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Responding to the ever-increasing pressure on investor relations professionals (IR) to quickly and accurately address news and market developments, Intelligize today announced the launch of its enterprise-class Earnings Call Transcripts (ECT) application. ECT helps IR professionals prepare senior executives for earnings calls and craft language for shareholder communications by tagging and linking together company earnings call transcripts with SEC filings and exhibits. This groundbreaking application allows IR professionals to quickly identify trends, keep tabs on competitors and uncover language used by peers in their industry, giving them an unprecedented competitive edge.
As regulatory and shareholder scrutiny continues to intensify, IR professionals must constantly improve the quality of preparation for earnings calls and meetings with analysts and institutional investors. IR professionals must also accurately and swiftly brief the C-suite on competitor developments, as disclosed in filings and earnings calls.
“A wrong word, phrase or poor explanation can move a company’s share price and further compound the challenges and pressures on executive leadership,” said Todd Hicks, CEO of Intelligize. “With ECT, users will spend less time researching SEC filings and more time applying strategic insight to their responses by checking the frequency and context of specific topics in key sections such as MD&A, Risk Factors and CD&A.”
Intelligize’s ECT is the only solution that allows IR professionals to separate the Q&A portion of earnings calls and identify questions previously asked by an individual or firm. With full-text search across both filings and earnings call transcripts, IR professionals can access 50,000 documents coupled with the ability to apply search filters to identify attending analysts and key topics.
Users can focus their review on call transcripts involving companies, industries and specific analysts to better identify key discussion points that may be raised. ECT creates an intuitive bridge between earnings call transcripts and material regulatory content to help IR professionals:
- Take the pulse of Wall Street and determine what issues investors will want to hear during a call;
- Tune in to what competitors are reporting and discussing, gain awareness through peer comparisons, and establish alerts across companies, industries and individual filing sections; and
- Seamlessly leverage transactional deal summaries for situational awareness and best practices for IR professionals in companies going through acquisitive periods.
ECT helps keep IR professionals’ finger on the pulse for topics in disclosures and concerns from investors across thousands of filings, SEC comment letters, earnings calls and firm memos.
“When major external events occur, IR professionals can quickly identify trending disclosures and language from peers in their industry, and examine relevant Q&A with investors to inform their own company’s response,” Hicks added.
By incorporating earnings call transcripts into the Intelligize platform, users have access to an end-to-end solution that provides a bird’s eye view of material business and regulatory information to draw in insight and best practices as you prepare for high visibility meetings with the executive team. The Intelligize platform covers the full range of essential business information including: proxy material; press releases; extraordinary events; comment letters; and transactional filings.
Intelligize, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LexisNexis, is the leading provider of best-in-class content, exclusive news collections, regulatory insights, and powerful analytical tools for compliance and transactional professionals. Intelligize offers a web-based research platform that ensures law firms, accounting firms, corporations and other organizations stay compliant with government regulations, build stronger deals and agreements, and deliver value to their shareholders and clients. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Intelligize serves Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon and Walmart, as well as many of the top global law and accounting firms.