Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 22:21 UTC
Google "Google's fourth-quarter earnings rose 7 percent as online advertisers spent more money in pursuit of holiday shoppers. The financial results announced Tuesday were a mixed bag. While the company's earnings topped analyst estimates, an accounting quirk caused net revenue to fall below the projections that guide investor expectations."
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RE[3]: Financial earnings
by Neolander on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 07:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Financial earnings"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

That's the point, I think. No one cares about the presence of such news, only about their absence.

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RE[4]: Financial earnings
by Nelson on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 16:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Financial earnings"
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2005-11-29

I think about it like this:

If company A has a bad quarter, then it makes sense to write about when they have a good quarter. A lot of analysis is done based off of these posts (Just not this one, because Google is a rather boring company to follow.).

I think some of the criticism is that when a company has a terrible quarter, the naysayers and dooms day people are out in full force. When they show signs of growth, its marginalized. When they have a stellar quarter, its not reported on.

I think its important to tell the whole story, because it may be indicative of a particular strategy working/not working. As much as I disagree with for example, the conclusions drawn when Nokia has a bad quarter, I know this is the very first place I go when the news breaks. Its fun.

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RE[4]: Financial earnings
by delta0.delta0 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 23:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Financial earnings"
delta0.delta0 Member since:
2010-06-01

my comment was a bit tongue in cheek ;) but fair point.

Today's apple earnings comment is sure to get a few heated comments.

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