NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rittenhouse Rankings Inc. announces the release of the essential guide to the 2013 annual report season, Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions by Decoding CEO Communications (McGraw-Hill 2013). Based on over a decade of corporate communication analyses, IBTL introduces a revolutionary method to measure executive candor. This does not require "insider" information or an accounting degree. The secret to finding trustworthy leaders is in the words of every annual report and all corporate communications.
INVESTING BETWEEN THE LINES shows:
- How executive candor tracks financial and stock performance
- Why mitigating "communication risk" is vital to corporate success
Author and former investment banker L.J. Rittenhouse said, "This methodology is a powerful governance and valuation tool. It equips executives, directors, corporate communicators and investors to evaluate the trustworthiness of the soon-to-be released 2012 annual reports and also investor communications throughout the year." Readers will learn how to:
- Separate facts from fluff in annual reports and earnings announcements
- Decode the significance of corporate jargon, cliches, and platitudes
- Safeguard investments by finding companies that steward capital
Applying the lessons learned from analyzing weaknesses at Enron and Lehman Brothers, competitive strengths at Ford, GM, and Toyota, and success factors at FedEx and Wells Fargo, INVESTING BETWEEN THE LINES offers case studies that guide readers to make informed assessments of the integrity of leadership, financial accounting and performance.
With 20+ years of investment banking and investor relations consulting, L.J. Rittenhouse, founder of Rittenhouse Rankings Inc., advises high-performance teams from Fortune 20 companies to technology start-ups on how to create programs based on candor that will sharpen execution, strengthen valuation and inspire leadership.
The annual Rittenhouse Rankings Culture and Candor Surveys™ analyze and benchmark the communications of executives who publish confusing and context-deficient reports with those of leaders whose reports inform, educate and build stakeholder trust. Rittenhouse Rankings research has shown that the stocks of companies ranked highest in candor have outperformed, on average, those ranked lowest in candor.
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