The Prattle team recently used our Equities Analytics database to conduct a deep-dive analysis of 155,000 corporate earnings calls over the past 19 years. The results, published by Bloomberg last week, revealed the vast gender disparity on corporate earnings calls. Particularly, Prattle’s component analysis showed that men spoke 92% of the time during earnings calls in the sample period.
This statistic is one of many that can be pulled from Prattle’s comprehensive Equities Analytics database, which consists of detailed analytics on every earnings call from over 3,000 publicly traded companies. The analytics are generated automatically by algorithmically parsing earnings call transcripts and other corporate communications.
For example, earlier this year CFO Magazine published Prattle’s findings linking earnings calls on which corporate CFOs speak a greater amount of time to lower subsequent stock volatility. Our equities analytics have also been used by MarketWatch to analyze sentiment trends in entire industrial sectors and individual companies. Prattle has also generated customized research reports on corporate language for clients, including an analysis of language relating to the tax reform legislation introduced in late 2017.
The Prattle Team