Platinum and higher members can now see our Earnings Distortion Scores for all ~3000 stocks under coverage on the Ratings page. We plan to add Earnings Distortion Scores to all clients’ Portfolio pages next.

Per the picture below, the Earnings Distortion Score will display above Analyst Notes on the Ratings page.

We provide Earnings Distortion Scores for all stocks under coverage. These scores indicate how likely companies are to beat or miss estimates.

We measure earnings distortion using a proprietary human-assisted ML technology featured in Core Earnings: New Data & Evidence. This paper empirically concludes that our “novel dataset” is superior to:

  1. “Street Earnings” from Refinitiv’s IBES, owned by Blackstone (BX) and Thomson Reuters (TRI), and
  2. “Income Before Special Items” from Compustat, owned by S&P Global (SPGI)

The paper also shows that investors with better earnings research have a clear advantage in predicting:

  1. Future earnings (Section 3.4)
  2. Future stock prices (Section 4.3)

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This article originally published on January 22, 2020.

Disclosure: David Trainer and Kyle Guske II receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector, style, or theme.

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