Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Not Much Fizz in LaCroix Right Now

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
An Example of Calcbench, Excel, and Insight

Monday, May 20, 2019
Research Paper: Capex Spending

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Psst: Got Any Weed?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Open Letter: SEC Proposed Rule for BDCs

Friday, May 10, 2019
General Motors and Workhorse

Monday, May 6, 2019
How to Find Earnings Release Data

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Following Restructuring Costs Over Time

Monday, April 22, 2019
Capex Spending: More Than You Might Think

Saturday, April 13, 2019
When AWS Takes Over the World

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Data Trends in Focus: Restructuring Costs

Sunday, April 7, 2019
How One Customer Crushed It With Calcbench

Thursday, April 4, 2019
TJX Shows Complexity of Leasing Costs Reporting

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
CEO Pay Ratios: Some 2018 Thoughts

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Corporate Spending: Where It Goes, 2017 vs. 2018

Monday, March 25, 2019
Health Insurers: A Bit Winded?

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

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XBRL does work. Here's how
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

There has been a fair amount written about XBRL ( eXtensible Business Reporting Language) being too difficult or too error prone to use in everyday work. We share the pain with user community. At our company, Calcbench, we are experts at making this data useable for the end user. Here is one such example: Yesterday’s WSJ had an article about company writedowns by Emily Chasan and Maxwell Murphy (i.e. Impairment).

Impairment is related to Goodwill. How would you get a list of Goodwill on companies balance sheets very quickly. Our query tools allow you to do an analysis like this very quickly. Here’s a list of the top 25 firms with the largest ratios of Goodwill to Assets (all dollar values are in millions USD).  Hint:  We have the entire universe – the top 25 is just a sample. 

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