Friday, March 22, 2019
Our New Master Class Video

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tech Data’s Goodwill Adjustment

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
There’s Taxes, and There’s Taxes

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Adventures in Tax Cuts and Net Income

Monday, March 11, 2019
Big Moves in Goodwill, Intangible Value

Friday, March 8, 2019
CVS, Goodwill, and Enterprise Value

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Summary of Our Goodwill Research/ How-To

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
What Does ‘Other’ Mean? An Example

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Another Tale, Buried in the Footnotes

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Low Latency Calcbench

Monday, February 11, 2019
Now Streaming on Hulu: Red Ink

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Early Look at 2018 Tax Decline

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
You Revised WHAT, Netflix?

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Talking About Huawei Exposure

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Another Discrepancy in Reported Numbers

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Finding Revised Facts: Hertz Edition

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
GE Commercial Aviation Services: Bringing Numbers to Light

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

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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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