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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Business & the Economy: Company Impacts; Supply Chains

Providing resources on the pandemic's effects on business and the economy.

Company Responses to COVID_19

The quickest way to find out about a company's responses to this crisis is to use your favorite search engine to find the company's website and see what they've posted about their status and operations. Beyond that, browse below for some other useful sources.

  • SEC filings (8-Ks, 10-Qs and 10-Ks
  • Conference calls
  • Analyst reports

SEC Filings: COVID or Coronavirus

SECPublicly-traded companies must file financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the body that oversees all U.S. stock exchanges. The most useful filings to check for company information on their responses to COVID 19 are probably the 8-K informational filings, the 10-Q quarterly earnings reports, and the 10-K annual reports. Most recent filings can usually be found on the company's Investor Relations web page. You can also locate these filings, with many value-added features at:

  • SEC's Edgar Database:  Search for a company and scroll through the results or use the Filing Type box to filter by form number. Or search for COVID OR coronavirus using their Full Text search (use advanced search link to filter by date, form number, etc.).
  • Mergent Online: go to the Government Filings tab and search by company name or ticker, select date range and filing type, then search. (Note that Mergent's text search is malfunctioning currently and has been reported).
  • S & P Global NetAdvantage: search for a company, look in the left hand menu within a company record, open the SEC Filings link, and see your various options for browsing and filtering results. To search filings text across companies, go to Companies>SEC Filings, fill in your keywords and date range, set number of results to maximum, then search. View tabs at top of search results to filter by filing type.

Conference Call Transcripts

Conference calls are substantive conversations between company's upper management and investment banking analysts covering topics including:

  • Earnings announcements
  • Significant events (e.g. responses to disasters like the COVID-19 outbreak, auditor changes, restatement of financials, change in management)
  • Changes in strategic or operational direction. 

These are recorded and transcribed, and made available from various sources, including company web sites. Companies don't always keep a backfile of these on their websites, so these sources can be a good alternative. 

Resources for Investment Analyst Reports

In addition to checking the company's website, here are other sources to check for analysis of a company's operational and financial prospects.

Reports on the Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses, Consumers, & Supply Chains