David Trainer $DavidTrainer

New Constructs provides unrivaled insights into the fundamentals and valuation of private & public businesses. Combining human expertise with NLP/ML/AI technologies (featured by Harvard Business School https://bit.ly/2K9Wkef), we shine a light in the dark corners (e.g. footnotes) of hundreds of thousands of financial filings to unearth critical details. As featured in the HBS & MIT Sloan paper, Core Earnings: New Data and Evidence (https://bit.ly/35qeOis), our superior data drives uniquely comprehensive and independent debt and equity investment ratings, valuation models and research tools. This paper (https://bit.ly/2kLcGz5) compares our analytics on a mega cap company to other major providers. The Appendix details exactly how we stack up. See what HBS & MIT Sloan professors say in the paper: Get better research: “…the NC dataset provides a novel opportunity to study the properties of non-operating items disclosed in 10-Ks, and to examine the extent to which the market impounds their implications.” – page 19 Pick better stocks: “Trading strategies that exploit cross-sectional differences in firms’ transitory earnings produce abnormal returns of 7-to-10% per year.” – page 1 Avoid losses from using other firms’ data: “…many of the income-statement-relevant quantitative disclosures collected by NC do not appear to be easily identifiable in Compustat…” – page 13 Build better models: “Core Earnings [calculated using New Constructs’ novel dataset] provides predictive power for various measures of one-year-ahead performance…that is incremental to their current-period counterparts.” – page 3-4 Exploit market inefficiencies: “These results suggest that the adjustments made by analysts to better capture core earnings are incomplete, and that the non-core items identified by NC produce a measure of core earnings that is incremental to alternative measures of operating performance in predicting an array of future income measures.” – page 26 Fulfill fiduciary duties: “An appropriate measure of accounting performance for purposes of forecasting future performance requires detailed analysis of all quantitative performance disclosures detailed in the annual report, including those reported only in the footnotes and in the MD&A.” – page 31 Elite money managers, advisors and institutions have relied (https://bit.ly/2nUnMDI) on us to lower risk and improve performance since 2004. See our client testimonials (https://bit.ly/2prYIUM). Leading media outlets regularly feature (https://bit.ly/2VMwOyZ) our research. David is CEO of New Constructs (www.newconstructs.com). David is a distinguished investment strategist and corporate finance expert. He was a 5-yr member of FASB's Investors Advisory Committee. He is author of the Chapter “Modern Tools for Valuation” in The Valuation Handbook (Wiley Finance 2010).

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