|| Gridstone Research offers
a separate product - Gridstone/Corporate for
Investor Relations. The product is oriented
to the needs of a corporate user but contains
the same in-depth company analysis that is
available to institutional investors.
Gridstone/Corporate offers many benefits to
Investor Relations professionals.
As an Investor Relations professional your
primary responsibility is to have your investors
clearly understand all aspects of your company's
performance and put that performance in the
context of the current state of your industry.
Gridstone gives you all the information -
data and commentary - that has been publicly
disclosed by your company in key filings and
events - earnings releases, SEC filings and
press releases. It structures and organizes
this information. Understanding how your company
is performing over time has never been easier.
Need to know how your company is doing against
competition? Our Comps Grid compares both
data and commentary for you and your competitors
in a unique way.
Know your company better than your
Did your company disclose something in the
SEC filings that you are not aware of? Or
did one of your own executives say something
at an investor conference that is new or contradicts
your previous statements? As the representative
of your company in the capital markets you
must at all times be on top of the facts related
to your company's filings and public statements.
Gridstone can help you be the 'authority'
on your company in the eyes of your investors.
Keep an eye on competition
Investor questions are often derived from
what is going on with your competitors. A
question like 'did the warm weather in the
Northeast affect your same store sales in
any way?' is probably coming up because your
competitor gave that as a reason for better
same store sales in their earnings release.
Gridstone lets you quickly analyze your competitor's
earnings release and share that analysis with
easy-to-use Worksheets that you can email
to your executives.
Track hot issues
Investors often get caught up with the latest
hot issue involving your company or industry.
A big new deal in the works, an accounting
glitch or the loss of a major customer - the
probing and questioning from investors around
such issues all starts with you. Gridstone
lays out Management Commentary by Parameter
over financial periods in a way that makes
it very easy for you and your executives to
know what you said about the issue in the
past and helps you stay consistent and on
What Parameters do we guide on? What was our
Guidance on these Parameters? Did some executive
make a forward looking statement that we usually
don't make? With Gridstone, the answers to
these questions are just a few clicks away.
All public companies have this creative tension
between levels of disclosure that investors
want and the level that your executives are
comfortable with. You, as the IRO, are in
the middle of this. Gridstone lays bare every
single aspect of financial reporting - actuals
and guidance - for both you and your competitors.
Better information should lead to better decisions
Communication with investors or executives
Gridstone allows you to send out Worksheets
with both numbers and management comments
in them. The recipient does not have to be
a subscriber to view the Worksheet. You can
create the Worksheets simply by selecting
Parameters which carry both the numbers and
the commentary within them. Your investors
or executives will get the message without
having to read a lot of unstructured text
in an email or document.