As a listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) and Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. (PDEx), with reportorial requirements, rules, and applicable laws as well as regulations of relevant regulatory agencies, we aim to provide a fair, accurate, complete, and meaningful assessment of our company’s ﬁnancial performance and prospects through the annual report, quarterly ﬁnancial reports, and analyst presentations.
We practice the regular disclosure of our ﬁnancial results. Quarterly ﬁnancial results are immediately disclosed after the approval of the Board to the PSE and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Quarterly and year-end ﬁnancial statements and detailed management’s discussion and analysis are ﬁled within 45 and 105 calendar days, respectively, from the end of the ﬁnancial period. All our ﬁnancial reporting disclosures are in compliance with the PSE and SEC requisites. We have also driven management and respective departments to release our audited ﬁnancial statements within 60 days from ﬁnancial year-end, in compliance with the Asian Corporate Governance Scorecard standard that is earlier than the local regulatory deadline. These reports are made available to the analysts after disclosure, as well as released through various media channels and on our company website. In case of mergers, acquisitions, and/or takeovers requiring shareholders’ approval, the offeree company’s board of directors shall appoint an independent party to evaluate the fairness of the transaction price. Such shall be disclosed in our ﬁnancial statement and relevant reports.
We shall also ensure our compliance with applicable law, rules, and regulations prescribed by the SEC and the PSE. Any market-sensitive information such as dividend declaration is also disclosed to the SEC and PSE, and then released through various modes of communication including our company website.
In addition to the Annual Stockholders Meeting, we extend various venues for stakeholders to communicate effectively with us through the conduct of analysts’ brieﬁngs, ad-hoc brieﬁngs, investor conferences, media brieﬁngs, one-on-one or small group meetings, and investor days that are organized by our IR Department and/or Corporate Communications Group or in partnership with our shareholders, broker or other partner institutions. Other than keeping the company website up-to-date, these venues provide another means for us to discuss our quarterly ﬁnancial results, announcements, material disclosures, and other relevant information with stakeholders. In the past years, we have been further streamlining communication efforts and opening-up several new customer touch points, enabling them to interact with us at their convenience. Among other enhancements, we utilized email, live chat, SMS, website, and social media channels (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to provide our customers with real-time information and quicker responses to concerns. A conference call facility is set up during analysts’ brieﬁngs and meetings to enable wider participation among shareholders and other stakeholders. We also participate in both local and international investor conferences, which host various shareholders and other stakeholders. Details and information on these conferences are published on our corporate website. We have sustained this convenient and accessible line of communication through our IR Program in the last ﬁnancial year and will continue to enhance this in the succeeding years.
We fully understand that the changes and progress in digital lifestyle include the fast-paced character of our customers, shareholders, and different stakeholders. Because of this, our company website must also be an effective channel of information and a manifestation of our CG advocacy. Among other information, we keep our website up-to-date with corporate announcements, reports, and disclosures that are accessible to all stakeholders.
Our website is regularly reviewed and maintained. Thus, we encourage our subscribers and stakeholders to explore the CG and IR pages of our website to learn more about our wonderful corporate culture apart from our products and services.