A financial quarter, also known as a fiscal quarter or simply a quarter, is a three-month period used for financial reporting and analysis by businesses and organizations. Financial quarters are a way to break down a year into smaller, more manageable timeframes for assessing financial performance and planning.
In many countries, financial quarters align with the calendar months and are structured as follows:
Q1: January 1st to March 31st
Q2: April 1st to June 30th
Q3: July 1st to September 30th
Q4: October 1st to December 31st