Global investor survey on corporate reporting

Investors say the quality of reporting is key to their investment analysis

Over 550 investment professionals gave us their views on the quality and their preferred frequency of corporate reporting. They told us the quality of reporting is key to their investment analysis. But they think companies could improve their reporting, particularly for non-GAAP and sustainability measures.

Investors like companies to report full financial statements and other quantitative information regularly. But they’d like companies to report qualitative information less often, unless something changes in the business.
 

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Geographical analysis

2017 investor survey on European corporate reporting

25% of investors investing in or following European-based companies, believe management is sufficiently transparent about the metrics they use internally to plan and manage their business. (Global average: 27%)

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2017 investor survey on UK corporate reporting

43% of investors investing in or following UK-based companies, believe that companies do a good job of explaining their business models and how they make money. (Global average: 45%)

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2017 investor survey on US corporate reporting

34% of investors investing in or following US-based companies, believe that companies do a good job in linking strategic goals, risks, key performance indicators and financial statements. (Global average: 37%)

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Hilary Eastman

Director of Investor Engagement, PwC United Kingdom

Christine van den Bos

Manager, Investor Engagement, PwC UK

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