Annual Reports - Corporate:
An annual report can help the reader gain a comprehensive overview of a company. It provides details about the financial condition of a company, and offers insight into that company's management business philosophies.
Investors usually can expect to find the following items in a company's annual report:
Many companies have copies of Annual Report(s) as well as other financial statements available to current and prospective investors on the Investor Relations (IR) page of thier corporate websites. Click here to see a sample IR web browser search tutorial.
CAROL UK Companies (Requires Free Reg.)
IRIN (Investor Relations Information Network)
Annual Reports - Non-profit (IRS Form 990)
When most people think of Annual Reports they usually think of the corporate variety. Many non-profit organizations, foundations, and charities also produce annual reports. These reports can be useful for assessing the performance of an organization.
Charity Navigator (Requires Free Reg.)
GuideStar (Requires Free Reg.)
SEC Filings (Descriptions) are filings required of U.S. public parent companies by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). International companies with securities traded in the U.S. must also file (20F).
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Original Pronouncements -- Library Call No. HF5616.U5 A36
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASAB)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)