The latest on Using XBRL Data

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Posted Thursday, May 4, 2017

Calcbench Newsletter (May 2017)

In this issue:

  • Goodwill impairment turns around
  • Leasing costs in the Internet sector
  • Patterns in deferred revenue, 2011-2016

Posted Friday, April 28, 2017

XBRL US Opposes XBRL Exemption in Financial CHOICE Act (Letter to HFSC)

XBRL US strongly opposes Section 411 of Subsection C of Title IV in the Financial CHOICE Act, a provision to exempt small companies from XBRL filing and which will have significant negative repercussions on both Wall Street and Main Street. Read the XBRL US argument on Section 411 in a letter to the House Financial Services Committee.


Posted Friday, April 14, 2017

Database of Public Filings

GO BIG! In addition to the Data Toolkit – freely-available APIs, spreadsheet templates, a Chrome browser add-on and documentation – every XBRL US Member can get updated schema documentation and query data in near real-time from this growing resource of filings submitted to the SEC since 2009.

Not an XBRL US Member, yet? Maybe it’s time to consider joining for yourself or your organization.


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Posted Thursday, April 6, 2017

Calcbench Newsletter (April 2017)

In this issue:

  • Reading the tea leaves of net income in Q4
  • R&D Spending on the Rise, 2013-2016
  • Long look at banking sector interest income

Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Newsletter for the Business Reporting Standard

April 2017   Regulatory & Legislative News May 16 Deadline Set for Comments to SEC Rule Proposal on Inline XBRL SEC Proposes Changes to Industry Guide 3 (Statistical Disclosure by Bank Holding Companies) XBRL US News Webinar: SEC Notice on IFRS Taxonomy: What It Means for FPIs, XBRL Providers & Data Users, April 5 Point […more]


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Posted Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Calcbench Newsletter (March 2017)

In this issue:

  • An early look at 2016 annual reports
  • Operating margins at large filers, 2013-2016
  • Share repurchase programs, through Q3 2016

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

March 2017   Regulatory & Legislative News SEC Proposes Rule to Require Inline XBRL for Public Companies SEC Publishes Notice of Availability of the IFRS Taxonomy XBRL US News XBRL US Commends SEC Vote to Propose Requiring Inline XBRL for Public Companies Free webinar: Standards to Automate Processing for Contractors, Agents & Sureties, March 29, […more]


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Posted Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Calcbench Newsletter (February 2017)

In this issue:

  • U.S vs International Sales at Large Filers.
  • Early look at large banks’ 2016 revenue streams.
  • Revenue and PPE trends in retail.
  • Sizing the FCPA pipeline.
  • FASB proposes tweaks to debt classification.
  • Look, a non-GAAP enforcement action!

Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 2017 Newsletter

January 2017   Regulatory & Legislative News ESMA Announces Inline XBRL Requirement Securities and Exchange Commission Publishes Updated EDGAR Filer Manual Securities and Exchange Commission Updates Inline XBRL Viewer XBRL US News 3rd Set of Approved Data Quality Committee Rules Published Covering Over 3,300 US GAAP Concepts XBRL US and Consensys Form Working Group to […more]


Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017

Approved Guidance & Validation Rules

The Data Quality Committee – a collaborative of public companies, service providers and others working to improve standardized financial reporting – released version 3.3.1 in May, 2017. These freely-available resources help public companies detect inconsistencies or errors in their XBRL-formatted financial data.

Several tools are certified for implementation of the approved rules.


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