Format leads to higher quality questions and answers.
Last month Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) held an unusual earnings conference call. Rather than a live call with analysts asking questions, the company pre-recorded the prepared remarks portion of the call. It then invited analysts and shareholders to submit questions in writing, to which Tucows would respond.
I wrote about the reasons for this last month. Now, I can unequivocally support this model. More companies should do it.
Take a look at the quality of both the questions and answers (pdf).
Noticeably absent are questions with answers already in the financials that analysts just needed a few more minutes to locate.
I’m a bit baffled that no analysts asked about the domain business, but I suppose they view the upside in the Ting mobile and fiber business.