Moira Conlon Recognized As 2022 NACD Directorship 100™ Honoree

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced the 2022 NACD Directorship 100™—the most influential peer-nominated leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Included among this year’s esteemed honorees is Moira Conlon, Founder and President of Financial Profiles.

IR Magazine: Making the Most of Year-End Communications

By Moira Conlon for IR Magazine: “Today’s year-end communications must present a consistent strategy and narrative across documents, incorporate the IR story and value-creation messaging, and look like they came from the same company from a voice, design and branding perspective. Against this backdrop, many companies are struggling to determine which documents to produce, what content to include in each and – given that these documents are often created by different teams – who is responsible for coordinating the process.”

CFO Magazine: 7 Keys to Communicating an M&A Deal Effectively

By Moira Conlon for CFO Magazine: “Just when you think that merger and acquisition transaction numbers can’t get any higher, they keep breaking records. If your organization is planning an M&A transaction in 2022 or any other time, you need to be ready to tell your story well and sell the deal to all stakeholders. Following are the critical points to keep in mind.”

Banks – Q1 2022 Earnings Season Themes

Loan Growth: Loan demand increased in the second half of 2021, driven by an expanding U.S. economy and the fading impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with management teams citing strength in both commercial and commercial real estate lending. However, since the start of the year, inflationary pressures intensified and have since been amplified by the […]

Banks – Q4 2021 Earnings Season Themes

Fourth quarter earnings releases and conference calls take on greater importance as they help to set expectations for the coming year and establish strategic priorities. Entering 2022, we believe investors are favoring banks that are positioned to drive above average loan growth, see an outsized benefit from rising interest rates, and have differentiated technology platforms […]

Banks – Q3 2021 Earnings Season Themes

Loan demand: During the first half of the year, management teams spoke positively about loan demand increasing as the economy recovered from the effects of the pandemic. However, during the third quarter, we saw the resurgence of new COVID cases resulting from the Delta variant with certain areas of the country being hit harder than […]

CFO Magazine: Creating a Compelling IPO Roadshow Presentation

By Moira Conlon for CFO Magazine: “When you are competing for capital in a traditional IPO or a SPAC-related PIPE transaction, you only have one chance to make a first impression. The stakes are high and hanging in the balance is access to the capital you need to scale your company and accelerate your industry leadership. Are you ready to deliver a game-changing presentation?”

Banks – Q2 2021 Earnings Season Themes

Loan growth: Management teams have consistently indicated an expectation for stronger loan growth in the second half of 2021. As banks report Q2 earnings, where continued modest loan growth trends are anticipated, investors and analysts will be looking for commentary on trends in loan production, pipelines and credit line utilization rates to determine if expectations for […]

Banks – Q1 2021 Earnings Season Themes

Shift from credit concerns to revenue growth: With the economy strengthening and loan deferrals down to very low levels, credit is no longer the primary concern of investors and analysts. Attention is now shifting to identifying which banks are best positioned to drive revenue growth in the current environment. Investors are eager to hear from bankers […]

Banks – Q4 2020 Earnings Season Themes

We are closely monitoring the latest trends in bank communications practices that keep investors and analysts informed. To that end, the following are key themes for Q4 earnings communications. 2021 Outlooks – Bank stocks rallied in Q4 2020, with the BKX and KRX indices increasing 34% and 48%, respectively compared to a 12% rise in the […]