What? Not sure of your question. THe numbers that are reported in late January or early February by companies is always from the prior quarter (in this case Oct-December). It is exactly the same for every US public company as required by the SEC.
As to when the numbers are crunched? - not sure why this is meaningful - the accountants in every company I have ever worked for or observed have usually stay up long into the night the day before earnings release. Being that EPD comes out with numbers before most if not all of the MLPs would be sure this is true for them.
Hey Arb thanks for taking the time. I called Fidility and spoke with a young representive who couldn't answer my question. I know how to pump oil and trouble shoot pipeline control systems and now retired. a little weak on financial workings but learning. jim
The good thing about MLP boards is the "grey breads" here try to educate. Not surprised Fidelity had no clue. Would imagine the assistants from EPD would not know much more. It was different in the 1990s when if you asked a hard question, dan duncan would call back himself.
Suggest you hang out a bit on the Investor Village board. You can't post w/o paying a bit but the infor there is superb from analysis to tax issues.