Annual Reports are a corporation's financial statement prepared yearly for stockholders. Many annual reports are “corporate works of art” and include detailed charts, tables, graphs, and photographs. The Annual Report provides a clear view of how the company views itself.
Information typically included in an annual report includes:
Corporate financial reports and other disclosure documents are excellent sources for current financial statistics and for other detailed information about the operations of publicly traded companies. These documents include not only annual reports to stockholders but also the various reports that U.S. companies are required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission:
You can obtain SEC Filings from the following sources:
1. From the Guided Search area, [What are you interested in?]. highlight Company Info.
2. In the next box, [Search in all Company Information for:], type your company. For example, Home Depot.
3. In the next box, [..and show me], use the down arrow and highlight: SEC filings.
4. In the Results page, use the Timeline filter in the left column to limit the time frame.
On a company's home page.
Home pages can provide a wealth of information including:
You can obtain copies of annual reports from the following sources:
Watch this video to see how to access historic annual reports from ABI/Inform.
You can search by company, industry, or date. Some companies will feature a long backlist of reports, while others may be quite limited.Music from: http://www.bensound.com