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Importance Of Research Report

Importance of Research Report

Writing research reports is a creative process. Creativity in the sense of how an analyst structures the report and communicates the message. What he does is to take in is a lot of financial information and give out is an understandable version of what that financial information means. The process of converting numbers to views does demand certain qualities.

Research analysts make a difference by how they present their views, conclusions, and recommendations. The communication aspect of an analyst’s job is as important as analysis, of which writing a research report is one.

Writing a good research report

Just like writing projects, compiling research reports also has three important steps -Planning, Drafting, and Editing. 

The major points of a research report include:

The writing process has to be planned as to how each section will be approached and assign a deadline to each. As there are many reports to be written and the workload shall be high near quarterly results season, it is important to maintain high levels of discipline otherwise the delay can affect the work. Once done with the planning, work should begin on each section.

Generally, each organization has a template of its own, and therefore working on a predefined structure makes the work a little bit easier. Almost all the sections of a research report are fact-based and therefore filling them is more of a copy-paste function but certain important sections require an understanding of the business and thorough communication with management.

Fact-based sections in the research report:

Peer group analysis, shareholding pattern, company fundamentals, key financial indicators

Source of information: Annual reports, quarterly reports, calculations.

The view-based section in the research report:

Company Business, Key Strengths, Key concerns, Industry Overview.

Source of information: Communication with management, Personal Understanding of the business and industry.

Once a draft is ready it should be rechecked for financial figures, other errors and edited accordingly.

Every year many reports are prepared by analyst but only a few make a remarkable presence. Things which should be avoided while preparing a report:

Unnecessary details that are of no use should not be mentioned in it.

Avoid using long sentences for description, make it precise & simple 

Use of simple language which everyone can understand.

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