Monday, January 21, 2019
Differences in Earnings Releases and 10-Ks

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The Importance of Textual Analysis

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
A Look at Climate Change Disclosures

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Quants: Point-in-Time Data for Backtesting

Friday, December 28, 2018
Now Showing: Controls & Procedures

Thursday, December 27, 2018
A Reminder on Non-GAAP Reporting Rules

Monday, December 17, 2018
Researching PG&E’s Wildfire Risk

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tracking Brexit Disclosures

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Campbell Soup: Looking Behind the Label

Sunday, December 2, 2018
SEC Comment Letters: The Amazon Example

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Measuring Big Pharma’s Chemical Dependency

Monday, November 26, 2018
Analysts, Can You Relate? A True Story

Monday, November 19, 2018
Digging Up Historical Trend Data: Quest Example

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Cost of Revenue, SG&A: Q3 Update

Monday, November 5, 2018
Lease Accounting: FedEx vs. UPS

Saturday, November 3, 2018
New Email Alerting Powers

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
PTC and Two Tales of Revenue

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
10-K/Q Section Text Change Detection

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Finding Purchase Price Allocation

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Charting Netflix Growth in Three Ways

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Segment Reporting
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Calcbench allows our users to access and analyze Segment Reporting information all within a few mouse clicks. 

 Q: What can a good segment disclosure tell you? 

 A: Here’s some simple information for a start. Segments can tell you about revenue mix. This may include product lines and/or geographies. 

 There may also be useful information about taxes included in the note. All of this data is available to Calcbench users! Here is but a small sample of what a user has access to.

When someone gets facile, they may be able to do things like this using the Calcbench Excel Add-In (

In the pictures below, we look at sales of 5 firms over three years.  The reported data is broken out by US Sales, then by US and International sales as a percent of total sales. 

We do similar charts for the Property, Plant and Equipment and Taxes paid.  Notice that Exxon Mobil has had increasing sales and lower taxes paid.  Smart accounting?  How about Apple’s effective tax rate being among the lowest of the group.  Also note that McKesson does not directly disclose an effective tax rate by NOT tagging it. 

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