Gutenberg Research is an interactive earnings modeling community. Our Purpose is to drive the evolution of equity research through financial modeling. Our Goal is to make earnings models for all publicly traded companies available to all research participants. Our Vision is an ultra-efficient research market where all participants are able to contribute their opinions in a challengeable environment backed by both qualitative and quantitative support. Our Mission is to grow the Gutenberg community, seeking out like minded analysts who share our vision for the future of research, and educate and empower those who wish to join our efforts.
The Gutenberg name and philosophy are inspired by the fifteenth century visionary and inventor of the printing press, Johannes Gutenberg. Gutenberg's press forever altered the state of communication and flow of information through the mass production of books, changing literacy from a luxury of an elite few, to a right of all people. Now, taking a page from Johannes Gutenberg’s book, we are making earnings models available to the masses, rather than tools available only to the highest paying clients.
We believe that our community’s collective knowledge will provide the best forecasting insight. To help facilitate the discussion between our members, we provide spreadsheet templates for analysis: our consensus-based earnings models which represent a “base-case” scenario for each subject company. Our community members can then download these base-case scenario spreadsheets, and input their own assumptions to add their opinion related to a particular stock’s earnings and valuation prospects.
Our ultimate goal is to have an inventory of models for all publicly traded companies with many variations of bull- and bear-cases for each. At the heart of our goal, is the commitment to financial modeling education. Our Virtual Intern Program, textbook “Financial Modeling for Equity Research”, and Certificate in Financial Modeling Program, drive the execution of this educational effort.
We are growing our network of contributors, first seeking out those with prior modeling experience to assist in the build of our consensus-based model inventory, and then expanding the network to capture the opinion of a wide group of market participants. We have a long road ahead of us, but we are off to a great start…stay tuned!