Google released its Q3 2008 results yesterday. Besides the usual reports, a PDF was released to support the earnings conference call with investors (someone uploaded it to slideshare, see below).
Google Q3 2008 Earnings Slides
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Investor presentations are very important and can greatly influence the share price of a company. The remote conference call format makes it even more challenging to control the presentation delivery. It is a shame to see that even the world’s most resourceful companies like Google invest so little in these documents.
  • Busy bullet point slides
  • Busy data tables
  • Busy data charts with redundant information
The presentation gives the impression that after the hard work to meet the publication deadline someone thought last minute to knock up some slides to accompany the conference call. There is clearly an opportunity to rais the bar here.