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What is an Earnings Call?

Earnings call is a conference call between the management of a public company, analysts, investors, and the media to discuss the company’s financial results during a given reporting period, such as a quarter or a fiscal year. An earnings call is usually preceded by an earnings report. This contains summary information on financial performance for the period. (Investopedia)

Sources for Earnings Call Transcripts

Check the Company's website: go to the Investor Relations section for the earnings calls calendar, podcasts, or transcripts.  Additional sources include the following:

Finding an Earnings Call Transcript in FactSet, Nexis Uni, and ABI/INFORM

FactSet

Once you find your company in FactSet: go to Event Calendar on the left menu. You will see upcoming conference calls and, under past events the latest conference call (transcript with audio).

Nexis Uni: Fair Disclosure Wire

Follow the Fair Disclosure Wire link to Nexis Uni. 

You can also find it among the Sources in Nexis Uni (FD Fair Disclosure Wire), and select it as your search filter.   

Nexis Uni: Fair Disclosure Wire

Sort your results by date newest or use the Timeline on the left.

Nexis Uni: Fair Disclosure Wire

You can send the earnings call transcript to your Google Drive, download, email, and cite (Export Citation).  You can also search the document for keywords (e.g. 'footwear').  Each instance of the keyword will be highlighted in the document.  

ABI/INFORM

This is an example search for a recent earnings call transcript for Nike in ABI/INFORM

Nexis Uni and ABI/INFORM use the same source: Fair Disclosure Wire.