2-minute Tips

2-Minute Tip: How to Use Numbers in a Story

Numbers add information that is vital in helping readers understand the story you’re telling. If you’re

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2-Minute Tip: 1st Steps to Covering the Local Economy

To cover a local or regional economy, you need to know what makes it tick. Find

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2-Minute Tip: Corporate Earnings Mistakes to Avoid

Reading through and reporting on a company’s quarterly report can be a challenging project for business

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2-Minute Tip: Earnings Per Share and Share Price

Market watchers analyze and discuss earnings per share (EPS) more than any other financial measure. Managers

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2-Minute Tip: GAAP vs. Pro-Forma Earnings

A company’s finances are sometimes presented in two forms: a more conservative form, which falls in

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2-Minute Tip: Property, Plant & Equipment

Property, plant and equipment is a large asset for many companies. Here’s help in analyzing PP&E

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2-Minute Tip: Analyzing Gross Profits

Gross profits measure the difference between the money a business makes from selling goods or services (its

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2-Minute Tip: 10-Q Essentials

The 10-Q, a publicly traded company’s quarterly report filed with the SEC, is a multi-purpose tool. You

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2-Minute Tip: Beginner’s Guide to 10-Q

Like all corporate filings, the 10-Q tends to present company information in the best light possible.

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2-Minute Tip: Assets, Liabilities, Shareholders’ Equity

A big part of breaking down a financial statement depends primarily on common sense: Looking at

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