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August 2020 Insider

The dog days of August may be upon us, but financial analysts still have plenty of data to chew on this month. We look at Delta's bad streak of investments in other airlines; the volatile price of eggs; revenue from toilet paper sales; and banks' loan loss provisions for 2020 - plus lots more. 

Get Behind the Data,
The Calcbench Team

Digging Into the Data

Delta’s bad luck on investmentsSure, business is slow for airlines. Delta Airlines, however, has a second problem: more than $2 billion in impairments related to its investments in other airlines. 

Learn About Delta's Badly Timed Investments

Egg prices cracked, and Cal-Maine got friedEgg prices gyrated wildly over the last 12 months, thanks to a glut of egg production last fall and soaring demand this spring. That left Cal-Maine Food, a huge producer of eggs, telling quite the tale in its financial statements.

Unscramble Cal-Maine's Financial Statements

On the rise: loan loss provisions. Wondering what the big banks are setting aside for loan loss provisions? For Calcbench subscribers only, we offer a spreadsheet that will capture the data for you automatically. 

Get Loan Loss Provisions Data

Rolling up on toilet paper sales. One coronavirus fear earlier this spring was a shortage of toilet paper. Now TP manufacturers such as Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble are reporting Q2 earnings. We looked at the segment reporting and can say with confidence: they're cleaning up. 

Find TP Sales in Segment Disclosures
Putting Calcbench to Use

Tracing weaknesses in financial reporting. Agribusiness giant CHS Inc. recently disclosed a material weakness in its financial reporting controls. We used our Interactive Disclosure tool to trace the origins of that problem, and it took us on quite a trip. 

Trace Weakness in Financial Reporting

Looking at Q2 coronavirus disclosuresSecond-quarter 2020 is the first financial reporting period to happen fully in the age of coronavirus. We have a complete run-down of all the ways Calcbench can help you find a firm's covid-related disclosures and compare those to prior periods or what the firm's peers are saying.  

Get COVID-related Disclosures
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