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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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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