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I's versus A's 6 years, 11 months ago #30

What is the meaning of the I's and A's in some of the variables. I'm guessing it has something to do with quarterly and yearly.

Specifically:
EBIT(I) and EBIT(I-1)
versus
EBIT(A) and EBIT(A-1)
David

Re: I's versus A's 6 years, 11 months ago #31

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That is correct; Is represent interim period filings and As represent annual filings. We use I instead of Q because some international markets have companies report triannually or semi-annually. You can ensure that the companies you are looking at report quarterly by including the

Financial Statements->I->Period Type(I)

variable in your screen.

-1, -2, -3, reports to the number of periods before the most recent period. So, for companies that report quarterly, the sum of the trailing twelve months for a given variable is equal to:

(I) + (I-1) + (I-2) + (I-3)

the sum of the most recent 4 quarterly periods.

Re: I's versus A's 2 years, 10 months ago #236

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I'm just starting with your tool and I should say that my impression so far is extremely positive. A more detailed question:

Suppose the latest report is an annual report over the period ending one month ago. And suppose the company publishes 2 reports a year: an annual report and an interim report. So in this case the data from the annual report is one month old and the data from the iterim report is 7 months old.

Then will Total Current Assets (I) be taken from the annual report (one month old) or from the interim report (7 months old)?

And if it's taken from the interim report then what's the expression for the latest available Total Current Assets and for the latest available Total Liabilities?
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Re: I's versus A's 2 years, 10 months ago #238

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The (I) and (A) variables represent the actual periods, not the filings. If the company just filed a report for fiscal year ending on 12/31/2015, the (A) variable would represent 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015 while the (I) variable would represent 10/1/2015 - 12/31/2015.

We even adjust the cash flow variables so that they report periodic cash flow rather than cumulative. For example, Q3 2015 cash flow would reflect just the Q3 quarter (and not the cumulative nine-month Q1 - Q3 period, as reported by most data providers).

Please let me know if you have any other questions about our data or how to get the most out of Screener.co.
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