Examine How Market Upheaval Is Affecting Company Results
Bloomberg Markets|February - March 2021
The coronavirus pandemic sent huge waves of volatility through markets in 2020. How did that affect the financial results of companies that interest you?
By Sean Wukitsch and David Tung

You can use the Company Financials (MODL) function to investigate questions like that. For a selected company, MODL displays actual reported data alongside analyst estimates and consensus numbers across key metrics, including segments, products, and company-specific operating measures. Here are three examples showing some of the effects of the year’s market agitation.

1. JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Trading desks had a strong 2020. News reports noted that JPMorgan Chase and its four biggest U.S. investment bank peers were on track to surpass $100 billion in combined annual trading revenue for the first time since 2010.

What does the pool of revenue look like for traders? Type “JPMorgan” in the command line and click the JPM US Equity match to load the ticker of the New York-based banking giant. Next, type “company financials” and click the MODL – Company Financials match. The shortcut is {JPM US MODL }.

To examine how 2020 stacked up against the previous year, click the Multiple Periods tab and use the Growth drop-down to select Year-over-Year. For Periodicity, select Quarters (FIG. 1). In MODL, the amber numbers represent reported figures, and the white numbers are estimates.

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