IR Magazine Webinar – How to prepare for earnings during the Covid-19 crisis

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The Covid-19 crisis has thrown all market participants – buy side, sell side and issuers – into a tailspin of uncertainty. Between March 16 and March 29, 151 companies withdrew annual guidance, according to a recent study by Intelligize for IR Magazine. Forty-six companies withdrew quarterly guidance; of these, 33 withdrew annual and quarterly guidance at the same time. During the same period, 32 companies suspended dividend payments, while many more postponed share buyback plans. Many more IR and management teams are preparing for their earnings calls as we speak. In this webinar, we will discuss: •How to position your company’s story during the prepared remarks •How to prepare your management team for the Q&A section •How to anticipate the questions you may receive •How other companies are thinking about updating or suspending guidance IR Magazine has partnered with Q4 to deliver you this webinar. IR Magazine and Q4 will process your personal data for purposes connected with your attendance at the webinar and may send you marketing communications and information that may be of interest to you, as permitted under applicable law. You may choose to unsubscribe at any time by email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us or Q4. Your data will be processed in accordance with IR Magazine’s privacy policy: and Q4's privacy policy:

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