Why wait for company guidance? Try the ZRG Pension Model instead.
*Blog was updated on September 26, 2019 to correct an error.*
Critical Audit Matters: CAMtastic Stuff Coming Soon to an Audit Report Near You
Stop: CAMmer time!
Shining A Light on the Blackout Period and Buybacks
Buybacks aren’t always higher in August.
Non-GAAP is Wack? EBITDA Depends Upon the Path You Take
EBITDA variation may be wider than you think.
Pensions in Pictures III
All you need to know about S&P 500 pensions in a baker’s dozen 13 easy to digest pictures.
Top Lines They Are A-Changin’ #7: Who’s in The Driver’s Seat at Lyft & Uber, the Principal or the Agent?
The answer has a big impact on the top line and margins.
The Leases Have Landed: Might be a Few Surprises Coming Your Way
Hate to say it, you’re still gonna need to adjust your model for leases.
Real Corporate Profits Tax, Really?
Happy Tax Day! How about a 7% tax on book income?
Pensions Healthier? Down Markets Are A Mixed Bag for Pensions
Pension related earnings tailwinds and headwinds, oh my.
Peeling the Earnings Onion #3: In Search of Unsustainable Earnings Growth
Earnings growth may be unsustainable for companies with biggest tax boost.
You know you’re at an accounting conference when the funniest person in the room is a lawyer.
Top Lines They Are A-Changin' #6: Topic 606 Impacting Companies A-to-Z
Topic 606 is shipping Prime revenue into earlier quarters.
Accounting for a Drop in Stock Prices
What’s accounting for the recent drop in stock prices? Don’t look here for the answer.
Pensions in Pictures II
Fall is here, grab some pumpkin spiced kale chips and high-level pension stats (plus a few outliers). May come in handy when working on companies you own/follow or to see how your pension clients are doing.
Peeling the Earnings Onion #2: Lower Taxes Drive Nearly Half of YoY Growth, Again
End of August, perfect time to enjoy a cool and refreshing piece of accounting research.
Pension/OPEB Costs on the Move, Can Impact Margins (Earnings Too)
FASB giving the Queen Bey a challenge with their pension cost moves .
Top Lines They Are A-Changin' #5: Moving Revenue Fast and Capitalizing Things (Tech Sector)
Topic 606. The biggest accounting innovation for Silicon Valley.
Top Lines They Are A-Changin’ #4: Engineering the Top Line (Industrials)
The Final Four, Opening Day, start of Spring Break and accounting research on Topic 606!
New Rule Could Reduce Cash Flow from Ops and Free Cash Flow
There may be a few surprises coming to cash flow statements near you.
TCJA Causing Tax Rate Headaches
Transition tax rates are tricky, like rockin’ a rhyme that’s right on time.
Market Volatility & Pensions, In Search of Interest Rate & Stock Market Exposure
Nothing says I love you like pensions and market volatility.
Deciphering the “Yuuge” Tax Charges/Gains Headed Your Way
Tax impact on 4Q results gonna be “yuuge”, here’s a few things to think about before you ignore it.
SEC hot topics, new accounting rules and lame accounting jokes. It’s an inside look at Accountingfest.
Corporate Tax Reform Top Ten List: The Post Conference Agreement Version
To get you in the tax reform spirit, we bring you an update to our "Corporate Tax Reform Top Ten List".
Corporate Tax Reform Top Ten List
We quickly bring you up to speed on the big ticket items that’ll drive post reform corporate tax rates.
Let the Tax Reform Games Begin, Some Thoughts on Taxation of Foreign Profits
Have fun with our Earnings Parked Overseas Tear Sheet.
Top Lines They Are A-Changin’: 20 Questions for You to Ask About Topic 606
Wanna spice things up on your next earnings call? Here’s 20 questions to ask companies about the new revenue recognition rules, Topic 606.
Big Six Tax Reform Framework, Devil’s in the Details and We Don’t Have ‘Em (Yet)
The smell of tax reform was in the air today, sniff out our thoughts here.
Pensions in Pictures
Looking for pretty pictures? Then don’t look here.
Making Game of Tax Reform: How to Estimate the Impact of a Tax Rate Cut on Deferred Tax Assets
If they ever get around to cutting the tax rate, our latest blog post might come in handy.
The Case of the Missing Deferred Taxes
Find out more about the most early adopted accounting standard we have seen.
In our first blog post, we cover 16 accounting rules in 160 seconds and we roll out The Ocho .