October 13, 2010 @ 08:30AM
TORONTO - The Equicom Group Inc. (Equicom), a leading financial communications firm wholly owned by TMX Group (TMX.com), today announced the launch of its Investor Scorecard. Produced by Financial Science and Art Ltd. (FSA), the Investor Scorecard is designed to provide public companies, particularly those without analyst coverage, with the impartial detailed research their investors are seeking. Employing proprietary statistical analysis, the Investor Scorecard presents an objective view of a subject company’s investment potential compared to its peers and the larger market. Each Investor Scorecard will be distributed to Equicom’s proprietary investor network and published on TMXmoney.com which has 1.2 million unique user visits per month.
The Investor Scorecard rates the performance of a public company using an algorithmically-driven five-star system based on issuer data in up to six categories, including, valuation, insider ownership and stock market performance. In addition to the ratings, the Investor Scorecard contains a corporate summary, review of operations, market overview, growth strategy and recent highlights. This valuable information will help enable investors of all kinds to make better informed decisions about the investment potential of the company.
"The Investor Scorecard fills a significant void for Canadian issuers, providing small- and mid-cap companies that don’t have sell-side research coverage with impartial, fact-based analysis that is widely distributed to the investment community," said Dave Mason, President, Equicom. “We chose FSA as our partner in this important initiative based on their ability to produce innovative and easy-to-understand reports.”
"There are more than 2,500 companies in the Canadian markets without research coverage and we believe the Investor Scorecard will provide valuable information to enable investors of all kinds to make better informed decisions about the investment potential of these companies,” said Matt Kacur, President, FSA. “We are confident that many companies will recognize the value of this product to enhance their exposure through this innovative analytical summary.”
A number of published Scorecards can be seen here.
About The Equicom Group Inc.
The Equicom Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group Inc., is a leading Canadian provider of investor relations and strategic corporate communications services. With proven expertise in developing and executing highly effective strategic communications programs, and an extensive network of investment community contacts, Equicom specializes in helping clients achieve their capital markets objectives. Equicom offers a comprehensive suite of services including: investor relations, media relations, annual report production, multimedia and web design, live event management and corporate branding. Equicom is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Montreal, Calgary and San Diego. For further information, please visit the Equicom site.
About Financial Science & Art
Founded in 2001. Financial Science and Art Ltd. (FSAValuation.com) is one of Canada’s most innovative and sophisticated suppliers of objective, independent, algorithmically driven public company analysis. The company also provides proprietary software and investment research to institutional investors and retail brokers as well as co-publishing the broadly read and highly respected the Canadian Return on Capital (RoC) Report. FSA’s President and founder, Matt Kacur’s work has frequently been referenced in The Globe and Mail’s Stock Analysis section.