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The pros and cons of quarterly reporting

Robert Herz | March 8, 2016

Critics of quarterly reporting argue that it creates an overemphasis on short-term results that creates behaviors that can be damaging to companies and their investors in a number of ways. They argue that it can unduly focus companies on managing quarter-to-quarter reported results rather than on developing and implementing strategies and actions that create growth, increased profitability, and value creation over the longer term. 

The outcome of this is that over time the performance of a company is the result of a series of its short-term actions and not of a cohesive strategy aimed at building growth, profitability, and corporate value. The...

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