here is more to corporate performance than what you see in the earnings reports. Could an investor have anticipated the trouble at companies like Enron, Adelphia, WorldCom and Tyco by looking more closely at how they were governed and how they kept their books? Their problems, to be sure, are far more visible in hindsight, but nonetheless each left telltale signs that all was not well.
More Beyond The Balance Sheet:
Big Cap And Getting Bigger
Acquisitions, debt and earnings trickery can juice a company's growth profile, but growth at these four companies is for real.
So That's Where My Proxy Goes
Why your shareholder vote doesn't count.
Don't Write Off The Annual Report
When done right, the report is a useful tool that can burnish your firm's image.
How self-dealing fat cats still dump on investors.
Cash Flow Kings
Instead of focusing only on earnings, Richard Moroney says that investors would do better to examine cash flow to net income.
A New Era In Corporate Governance
Directors and investors are demanding reform. Companies had better prepare for it.